A 33-year-old member asked:
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how to deal with blood clots after tonsillectomy?

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Dr. Shawn Sarin
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
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.
Answered on May 27, 2016
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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, h ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Small blood clots are common for up to a week. If large amounts of blood seek medical attention.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Not normal.: Call your surgeon and if you can not get a hold of your surgeon go to an urgent care center to get checked out.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ram Madasu
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: The surgery to remove the blood clot after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy sounds like you had a post tonsillectomy bleed. This can happen sometimes. ... Read More
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