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How bad should tonsillitis be before surgery?

How bad should tonsillitis be before surgery?

See an ENT: Any ENT physician can take a history, examine you and determine whether your tonsils should come out. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...Read more


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How bad should gallbladder be before surgery?

How bad should gallbladder be before surgery?

Any symptom = OR: Gallstones without symptoms are watched at times. Once you start having symptoms, then 95% keep having symptoms or complications (infection, pancreas inflammation, or blockage of bile duct). Symptoms include pain in right upper or central abdomen after a meal, sometimes with nausea. ...Read more

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How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

How bad should a broken clavicle be before you need surgery?

Really bad: Like coming through the skin. Surgery is almost never done on a broken claviclre ...Read more

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How bad should bleeding from fibroids be before surgery?

How bad should bleeding from fibroids be before surgery?

Depends: There are two issues here: medical risk from anemia from too much bleeding and your quality of life. A doctor check your blood count and easily know if there is any danger but only you can decide how much the fibroids bother you. But fibroid surgery is usually minimally invasive now so it is much quicker and easier than in the past. ...Read more

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How long should the soft palate be swollen and/or have scabs after uppp surgery? Thanks!

How long should the soft palate be swollen and/or have scabs after uppp surgery? Thanks!

See your surgeon: The best person to answer your question is your surgeon since he knows your case. Everyone is different and healing can vary. Call the surgeon. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder surgery is it safe to have cosmetic surgery?

How soon after gallbladder surgery is it safe to have cosmetic surgery?

Depends...: Cosmetic surgery is considered “elective”; patients should be at their best state of health prior to proceeding. In other words, you will want to have be completely recovered, in good physical and mental health, psychosocially stable... For some patients this may be as early as one month after gallbladder surgery; some patients will need more time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

How long after laparoscopic cholecystectomy should I wait to have oral surgery with anesthesia?

See below: This is a discussion best saved for your cholecystectomy surgeon. The anesthetic risk will be minimal even if you have the two procedure close together. The concern will be with your surgical site from the abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I be in pain after having a wisdom tooth removed?

How long do docs recommend I should I be in pain after having a wisdom tooth removed?

Wisdom tooth: It can last up to a week, but if the pain increases go back to your dentist, you may have an infection or dry socket. ...Read more

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How long can you not talk for after tonsillectomy? It hurts so bad to and I had it 2 days ago.

How long can you not talk for after tonsillectomy? It hurts so bad to and I had it 2 days ago.

Have patience: Well this is the time you can enjoy Ice cream and cold smoothies to your heart's content. It takes 7 to 14 days to heal. Every day will be a better than the day before. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long do sutures last in your mouth after having dental surgery and how long are you supposed to be in pain?

I'm wondering how long do sutures last in your mouth after having dental surgery and how long are you supposed to be in pain?

Depends on type..: There are different suture material used for different surgical procedures, but generally the sutures are either self resorbing, or non-resorbable ones. The resorbable ones , like gut or vicryl, normally start breaking down between 2-4 weeks. The non-resorbable ones , like silk or nylon materials should be removed normally @ 7-14 days...; generally, after 10 days you should normally be pain free. ...Read more

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How long after urethral duverticulum surgery will I be healed, what should I expect during healing?

How long after urethral duverticulum surgery will I be healed, what should I expect during healing?

6 weeks or more: Recovery depends on how complicated the surgery is. Small diverticulae can be easily removed. Large can be more complicated and result in some stress incontinenece. Discuss this with your surgeon. Never, never, never be afraid to ask questions.Its your body! if you are not getting answers then its time for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis

Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis

Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read more

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How many days after radiotherapy should chemotherapy be taken? If too soon, does the patient get really really sick?

How many days after radiotherapy should chemotherapy be taken? If too soon, does the patient get really really sick?

It depends: There is no single answer. In early breast cancer the delay might be 4 weeks. In lung cancer, bladder cancer and rectal cancers the treatments are given together to get the best treatment effect and shrinkage of the cancer. When these treatments are given together the doses and schedules are often changed to reduce side effects. Most patient are able to take these treatments without excess problem. ...Read more

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I know about foods, exercise and travel, but how soon after tonsil removal surgery is it safe to drink alcohol? And also to be kissing/intimate?

I know about foods, exercise and travel, but how soon after tonsil removal surgery is it safe to drink alcohol? And also to be kissing/intimate?

Tonsil: Usually three weeks or so when the tonsils have healed and the alcohol won't burn. About the same time for intimacy. Suggest though that you ask your surgeon. ...Read more