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I had a tonsilectomy 2 weeks ago and I have blister like bumbs on the roof of my mouth/in the back of my throat. They look like they contain fluid?

I had a tonsilectomy 2 weeks ago and I have blister like bumbs on the roof of my mouth/in the back of my throat. They look like they contain fluid?

Just a thought: But if a cautery was used to stop the bleeding at the tonsillar sites you may have some residual burns (blisters) Check your throat out with your ENT if these do not resolve in another week to 10 days!

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Dr. Philip Miller
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How long after tonsillectomy can you resume exercise? Had tonsils out two weeks ago. On day 6 had hemorrhaging bleeding. How long should I wait?

How long after tonsillectomy can you resume exercise? Had tonsils out two weeks ago. On day 6 had hemorrhaging bleeding. How long should I wait?

2 weeks!: The clock gets reset to 2 weeks from the day you bled. Also, I have my patients sleep in a Lazy Boy chair for the 2 weeks. No science that works, but I believe it can reduce the blood pressure to the tonsil area. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago, my 22 month old son had tonsillectomy forobstructive sleep apnea. He still wakes four times a night. Would there be improvement in sleep habits and behavioursoon?

Two weeks ago, my 22 month old son had tonsillectomy forobstructive sleep apnea. He still wakes four times a night. Would there be improvement in sleep habits and behavioursoon?

A bit of time yet: Expect to see improvements in your son's sleep habits and behavior in the next several weeks. Follow -up with your otolaryngologist and pediatric sleep specialist as scheduled so that his recovery can be monitored and a post operative sleep study performed if deemed necessary. The pediatric sleep specialist can also let you know specific issues that may be unique to 22 month olds. ...Read more

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Hi, I just had a tonsillectomy and I have two questions, first one is why do I keep getting these painful snot ballish things? Second, how will I know

Hi, I just had a tonsillectomy and I have two questions, first one is why do I keep getting these painful snot ballish things? Second, how will I know

Post-tonsillectomy: All sorts of crusting, snot, phlegm, and secretions from mouth, nose, and down the throat are normal and expected for at least a week after surgery, as your body heals the raw 'mucosa' by natural scabbing. Take regularly scheduled pain meds, drink plenty of water, and avoid sports and strenuous activity. Don't worry about secretions unless bleeding. ...Read more

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Daughter tonsillectomy two days ago. Can't urinate. Any reason other than dehydration? Thank you

Daughter tonsillectomy two days ago. Can't urinate. Any reason other than dehydration? Thank you

Cant urinate: Occasionally after surgery, one can develop urinary retention because of the anesthesia this is known as a neurogenic bladder and your daughter may need to be catherized. ...Read more

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Had tonsillectomy two weeks ago, secondary hemorrhaging last Tuesday. Pain is unbearable and pain Meds not helping hurts to swallow?

Had tonsillectomy two weeks ago, secondary hemorrhaging last Tuesday. Pain is unbearable and pain Meds not helping hurts to swallow?

Tonsillectomy pain: Had tonsillectomy two weeks ago, secondary hemorrhaging last Tuesday. Pain is unbearable and pain Meds not helping hurts to swallow? ANS: not sure what the question is but I recommend you see the surgeon who knows your case best. ...Read more

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How horrible is a tonsillectomy for older adults?

How horrible is a tonsillectomy for older adults?

Not Horrible: It is a routine surgery with some rare complications like bleeding and infection
But it is not a horrible surgery ...Read more

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What foods do adults get after having a tonsillectomy?

What foods do adults get after having a tonsillectomy?

Same as kids: If you've had your tonsils completely out, you have a raw surface in your mouth. We tell people to eat a soft diet with minimal chewing so that there is less risk of encouraging bleeding from the raw muscle in the back of the throat. Concentrate on making sure you get enough fluids since that's way more important in the beginning. Also, don't forget your pain medication! ...Read more

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Why woulda tonsillectomy on a child be less risky than an adult?

Why woulda tonsillectomy on a child be less risky than an adult?

Easier for kids: The younger you are at tonsillectomy, the better you seem to do. Younger kids vs teens, teens vs 20's, 20's vs 30's... The older ones seem to have a worse recovery with longer duration of pain. Sometimes it is because there has been a longer time for scar tissue to build up. Smoking and other medical comorbidities like high blood pressure can also make healing slower or bleeding more likely. ...Read more

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Why is tonsillectomy in a child less likely to have complications?

Why is tonsillectomy in a child less likely to have complications?

Tonsillectomy: Children routinely do better after all surgeries than adults. With tonsillectomy, the children have had fewer infections, and less resulting scarring, when the surgery is performed. I believe this leads to an easier surgery for the children and less pain. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is a tonsillectomy a major surgery?

Sure...: Especially, if it's on you or your children. But, it is a fairly common and safe procedure, especially when done by a board certified ENT surgeon - even better if they're experienced. Your surgeon will discuss the risks, which, of course, there are some. Have your questions and concerns ready when you meet with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does tonsillectomy affect fertility?

Does tonsillectomy affect fertility?

No: I was asked this a lot in san diego by mexican families. Also I have been asked this by south american families. There is a misconception about this phenomenon in certain cultures, but no medical evidence to show any impact on fertility from tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Is a tonsillectomy considered major surgery?

Yes and no: Surgery should never be taken lightly. Any surgery that you have is major. Having said that, tonsillectomy is an operation that carries very low risk of serious complications. ...Read more

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Is tonsillectomy required before mastoidectomy?

Absolutely not: These are two separate problems and are not related. Mastoidectomy today is usually performed for CHRONIC ear infection. This is not related to tonsillitis. Tonsillectomy is indicated for 3 reasons. 1.)
Recurrent acute tonsillitis at least 3-4 times a year, 2.) Obstruction of upper airway leading to a sleep disorder secondary to enlarged tonsils. and 3.) Fetid odor due to retained food. ...Read more

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Can I nebulise my daughter before her tonsillectomy?

Maybe: I would certainly clear this with the docs involved or at least notify them that you did. They have all the meds needed to manage her lungs & airway during the procedure and should be aware of whatever condition she has that might benefit from a nebulized med. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens at a tonsillectomy pre-op physical?

Please help! What happens at a tonsillectomy pre-op physical?

It's routine.: While there may be variations in what one surgeon does vs. Another, it is usually a routine examination, an opportunity to ask any questions and receive prescriptions for postoperative medications (if needed). Many hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers require (by health law) to have a preop exam within a certain time from the surgery day. This can sometimes be done by the primary md as well. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens for a tonsillectomy pre-op physical?

It's routine.: While there may be variations in what one surgeon does vs. Another, it is usually a routine examination, an opportunity to ask any questions and receive prescriptions for postoperative medications (if needed). Many hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers require (by health law) to have a preop exam within a certain time from the surgery day. This can sometimes be done by the primary md as well. ...Read more

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What the hack is wrong with my tonsillectomy? Seems swollen there.

Healing process: Depending on the surgical technique used, this operation is very painful and takes at least 10 to 14 days to heal. Usually a yellow septic crust forms over the surgical area of the tonsillar fossae and when this breaks off in about 5 to 7 days there is still inflammation in this area. Therefore, there should normally be a red swollen area at the site of the surgery. See your surgeon for help. ...Read more

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What are my anesthesia options for tonsillectomy? Do I have options?

What are my anesthesia options for tonsillectomy? Do I have options?

Tonsillectomy: No, it's not a sandwich, it's surgery and your surgeon will decide and it most likely be general endotracheal anesthesia or LMA. ...Read more

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What are the main signs of infection after tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy: Fever, persistent pain, swelling in the area, difficulty swallowing, etc. ...Read more

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Is a tonsillectomy safe during pregnancy?

Is a tonsillectomy safe during pregnancy?

If necessary: If surgery must be done during pregnancy--for example, due to a tonsil abscess--the safest time is during 2nd trimester. But a physician anesthesiologist can give safe anesthesia if necessary at any stage or pregnancy. We use only meds with a long record of safety during pregnancy. If surgery is elective, though, best to wait. Tonsillitis can often be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

UNLESS CHRONICALLY: Enlarged tonsils is causing sleep apnea, no weight loss is expected. If you have your tonsils removed though, because of the likelihood you won't be able to eat solids for several days, you may lose a couple pounds. ...Read more

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Can a tonsillectomy cause allergies to fruit?

Can a tonsillectomy cause allergies to fruit?

No: Tonsillectomy should have no correlation with development of food allergies. ...Read more

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How to stop getting hiccups after tonsillectomy?

Post op Hiccups: Put a small ice cubes in mouth and swallow them without chewing! ...Read more

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Can having a tonsillectomy reduce your gag reflex?

Sometimes: It isn't really well studied but some of my patients have told me the surgery helped with the gag reflux. You can't count on it, but if your tonsils are huge it stands to reason that decreasing the obstruction can open things up and diminish gagging in the presence of food or an upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a tattoo 2-4 days after tonsillectomy?

Tattoo: I would suggest that you do not. Tattooing does introduce pathogens into the system and you probably already have some from the tonsillectomy. Please recover fully before you start doing anything like getting a tattoo ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor
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