A 22-year-old female asked:
5 days since tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy the right side of throat is hurting very bad ear pain, head pain, feeling sick. is this normal for recovery?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Brian Affleck answered
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy postop: What you are suffering sounds like a very typically post-op course. You have to expect the worst sore throat of your life and it will likely last about 2 weeks. Head pain is probably from decreased fluid intake as a result of sore throat. Ear pain is referred pain from the tonsil beds to the ears and is an expected occurrence, although not everyone suffers this. Make sure you drink lots.
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
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