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A 18-year-old female asked:

day 14 after my tonsilectommy i lightly bled for 5 hours. it is now day 15 and my heart rate rises easily and i get a sharp pain & pounding in my head?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need to see your MD: Some time slight bleeding is possible after tonsillectomy, you may have lost more blood than slight, could be reason for your heart rate. Current problem is a concern , speak to parents to take to take you, to your doctor for blood tests (hb hct ) and surgeon.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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