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Bad Taste In Mouth After Tonsillectomy
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Not usually: Sometimes the taste can be affected, hopefully short term, by the operation itself. In order to expose the tonsils a device is used which pushes the tongue down. If the operation takes a long time this device can sometimes cause temporary damage to te tongue. Rarely this can last a long time with change in the sense of taste. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a tonsillectomy approximately 2 months ago. I have a bad - not quite bitter taste in my mouth, but the worst part is I can't taste most things.
Sense of smell: Taste is augmented by the sense of smell. Having said that I'm not sure what is going on but I think you should check with your doctor or get another opinion ...Read more
I just had tonsillectomy and adnoids out, I am on day 6 and I have a horrible taste in my mouth causing me to not swallow, drink, or eat!
See your doctor: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
My son is on his 7th day post tonsillectomy and he has white stuff inside of mouth is that an infection?
Is it possible to rip open the scabs if I open my mouth too much after tonsillectomy for brushing and/or chewing.?
Yes: Ulikely with the brushing, but with chewing, particulary what you are chewing you need to be carefull. ...Read more
Can not tonsillectomy should be eradicated despite that cause pain in both the mouth and throat even further from the tonsils?
Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches and hurts, can't bite down, swollen, X-ray came neg for abscess what is it?
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