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A 33-year-old member asked:

How to deal with blood clots after tonsillectomy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shawn Sarin
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: Where are these blood clots located? Are they at the sight of tonsillectomy or have you been told you have deep venous thrombosis, either way he should contact your ENT surgeon and clear up this issue.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it unusual to get small blood clots after a tonsillectomy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Not normal but...: No. Most people after a tonsillectomy experience no bleeding but it is more common in adults. A couple small clots are probably no reason for alarm, however anything more should be communicated to your surgeon. Sometimes it requires treatment. If it is alarming to you or recurrent you do need to talk with your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How to deal with blood clot?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 20 years experience
Type ?: You don't describe the clot - a DVT may need anti-coagulants, while a superficial venous clot will not. Arterial clots, or cardiac clots will also need treatment, Cosmetic clots (derm) will resolve on their own.. Will try to answer more detail if you can offer more information
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is it common to get small blood clots after having a tonsillectomy?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Small blood clots are common for up to a week. If large amounts of blood seek medical attention.

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Last updated May 27, 2016

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