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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Is it normal to have a bad taste in the mouth after tonsillectomy?

Is it normal to have a bad taste in the mouth after tonsillectomy?

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 more

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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.

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

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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!

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

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4yr old had tonsillectomy. Has a grey/whitish coating on tongue. Also bad breath. Is this normal?

4yr old had tonsillectomy. Has a grey/whitish coating on tongue. Also bad breath. Is this normal?

Coated tongue: Coated tongue may be due to debris ndbcteri ccumulating on your tongue after surgery.Dehydration may add to the oroblem. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Can tonsillectomy involve any tubes in the nose or mouth?

Can tonsillectomy involve any tubes in the nose or mouth?

Tubes in tonsillecto: Tonsillectomy is performed under general anesthesia and it requires intubation either thru mouth or nose. ...Read more

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Can not tonsillectomy should be eradicated despite that cause pain in both the mouth and throat even further from the tonsils?

Can not tonsillectomy should be eradicated despite that cause pain in both the mouth and throat even further from the tonsils?

Tonsillectomies: Still need to be done sometimes for people with recurrent infections or when it obstructs airway. They have not been routinely for many decades. ...Read more

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The top/back of my mouth hurts. Mainly when I swallow. It feels like it did when I had tonsillitis but I had a tonsillectomy 2 years ago. Any advice?

The top/back of my mouth hurts. Mainly when I swallow. It feels like it did when I had tonsillitis but I had a tonsillectomy 2 years ago. Any advice?

Pharyngitis: Throat infections are quite common-even if you did have a tonsillectomy. Different viruses and bacteria can cause these symptoms. A throat culture or rapid test can help find out the cause. Once that is done, the treatment can be targeted towards that. In the meantime, hot lemon tea with honey, throat lozenges, even tylenol (acetaminophen) would be helpful. See a doc for the diagnostic test and targeted treatment ...Read more

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10days postoperative tonsillectomy. I believe my mouth is full of thrush surgeon says didn't think so. But tongue and throatvery raw. What should I do?

Try Hydrogen Peroxid: Rinse and swish around in your mouth some diluted hydrogen peroxide. A few capfuls in an 1/8 cup of water. Then spit it out. ...Read more

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How to keep mouth moist after tonsillectomy? Have to breathe out of mouth due to nasal surgery. Drinking lots of liquids hasn't helped. Anything else?

How to keep mouth moist after tonsillectomy? Have to breathe out of mouth due to nasal surgery. Drinking lots of liquids hasn't helped. Anything else?

Tonsils and nose?: Was your nose recently operated on or are you referring to previous surgery on nose. If old surgery, consider breathe right nasal strips to help open your nasal passages. If not and you has concurrent nasal surgery, consider biotene oral rinse prior to sleep, and keep nasal passages open by using saline nasal sprays and valse line on lips. ...Read more

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Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Displaced TMJ disc: During procedure when they had your mouth wide open for the precedure, the disc may have displaced and your bite is now off causing pain when your teeth meet. If the itchy teeth and gums are only in the upper teeth could be dis location is pressing on a ligament
Do you hear any new noises when you open and close? Hearing slightly diminished? See your dentist for TMJ eval;avoid hard foods
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I had a tonsillectomy 3 days ago today and now the scans on my throat are bright green and I can barely open my mouth. Should I go to the hospital?

I had a tonsillectomy 3 days ago today and now the scans on my throat are bright green and I can barely open my mouth. Should I go to the hospital?

Call your surgeon: Just call your surgeon's office, explain the situation, and they will direct your care. No need to run to the hospital. Call today. ...Read more

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Got my tonsillectomy on Monday. So I'm on my 6th day. Throat and Mouth is dry, hurts to swallow, feeling sharp pains. No amount of water helps. Help?

Got my tonsillectomy on Monday. So I'm on my 6th day. Throat and Mouth is dry, hurts to swallow, feeling sharp pains. No amount of water helps. Help?

Dry throat: Because it hurts to swallow after a tonsillectomy, patients often get dry mucous membranes which worsens post-op pain. Gargling with warm salt water can help, as can numbing lozenges that relieve pain. Drooling, inability to swallow, bleeding, difficulty speaking or difficulty breathing should be evaluated as soon as possible by a physician. ...Read more

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I am getting tonsillectomy tommorow will they test my tonsils for cancer?

Yes: The tissue will undergo pathological studies that reveal both obvious and obscure diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have tongue cramping 5 days after a tonsillectomy, how do I fix/stop this?

More time needed: If tonsillectomy was 5 days ago, the tonsil beds are undergoing the process of sloughing, where the surgical areas lose the clotted "scabs" that form after removal of the tonsils. The muscles around the tonsils are sore from the recent surgery, and it's impossible to move your tongue without disturbing these areas - it's likely the cramping will decrease in time, but check in with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had a tonsillectomy 4 days ago. My teeth hurt. Is it related or do I have cavities?

Had a tonsillectomy 4 days ago. My teeth hurt. Is it related or do I have cavities?

Maybe Yes or No: Maybe you have cavities. Or Maybe you have some muscle spasms in the area of the TMJ. Try placing warm moist heat compresses on your face in front of the ears. When warm, slowing exercise your jaw by opening your mouth fully. Repeat multiple times a day. ...Read more

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I'm 16. I just had a tonsillectomy and I am currently on day 7. I just spit up a blood. Should I worry about this?

Contact surgeon: Only your surgeon can tell you when this is NOT an emergency. With most techniques used in the USA, bleeding after tonsillectomy is NOT okay. Notify a parent/guardian immediately and have him/her call your doctor's office for direction. ...Read more

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My five year old had an adeno tonsillectomy 4 days ago and her uvula is still very swollen and covered with white- is this normal?

Tonsillectomy: Yes. It can take a week or two for the tonsillar wound to heal. The white appearance is part of the healing process. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy 5 days ago now and last night my tongue started cramping up and it still is cramped this morning. How do I fix this?

Talk 2 surgeon: Always talk to your surgeon about any complications & concerns that occur after your surgery/procedure. In fact, during your pre-op consultation, you should ask possible & common complications & concerns and what to do. ...Read more

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I get tonsillitis about once every 3-5weeks, it's not very painful, but my tonsils swell up to a considerable size. Should I get a tonsillectomy?

Consider it: Recurrent tonsillitis is not fun to deal with! The younger you are, the less painful the surgery is. If you are able to have an ENT doctor evaluate you for a tonsillectomy, it would be a wise idea. ...Read more

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