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How Long After A Tonsillectomy Will I Be Able To Swim
Usually 10 days: I like my patients to avoid any strenuous activity that could result in raising their blood pressure and cause bleeding. Light exercise is ok (for my patients) after 10 days with heavier work outs at about 17 days. Most ENT doctors will vary somewhat on these recommendations. It is always best to ask your ENT as they would be the one who would have to deal with any complications you might have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days: Everybody is different. It depends on why the tonsils are coming out. Most adults are phonic in about 5 days. ...Read more
When you feel netter: LOL. Usually 2-3 days you are able to speak without much of difficulty and able to swallow food other than cold ice cream Rex. So when you want to enjoy Amisent park you want to be strong and healthy so I think 1 week is reasonable time. But always talk to your parents and a doctor treating you Enjoy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after a tonsillectomy can someone with no complications return to normal physical activities, like going to the gym, playing sports?
When you feel okay: As soon as you feel ready. Glad you're staying fit. ...Read more
A week: It depends on what you are doing, but it will take about a week to recover from a tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy postop: Adult recovery from tonsillectomy ranges from 1-2 weeks. Recovery depends on tonsillectomy technique, pain tolerance, underlying health issues and reason for tonsillectomy. It is important to follow your surgeon's recommendations as to diet, activity and medications during the post operative course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery: It varies and depends on technique - but usually about 2 weeks. Severe pain usually is much decreased after 3-7 days. Minimal pain, such as when yawning can persist up to 4 weeks. After tonsillectomy one should usually stay out of school or work for 1-2 weeks and no strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Any time you want: I tend to not restrict diet in any way. Some ents say to stick to a soft diet but that is more of an older way of thinking. If there was something more difficult with your surgery your doctor may give you specific instructions on what not to eat- obviously follow that. Be sure to stay hydrated. Beyond that, hot, cold, dairy, bubbly, juice, bread, chicken, pizza, you name it... Chow down. ...Read more
Expect two peaks: The first two days aren't too bad. The worst days are the second and third after the procedure as swelling peaks. It then improves gradually but there is often a second peak on 4-6 days postop as the scabs on the tonsillectomy sites shed. Pain may also depend on surgical technique. Be generous with pain meds such as narcotics and advil, (ibuprofen) topical Lidocaine can help. Should be back fully at 2 wk. ...Read more
Depends: The older you get 20's, 30's etc. Will usually take about 10 days to feel you can function fairly well, but 2-3 weeks to feel good. ...Read more
Ask the Surgeon: It really depends upon the surgery and results. Best answered by the surgeon. ...Read more
Least 2 weeks: At least 2 weeks, but speak with your surgeon for his recommendations! ...Read more
What's the recovery like after a tonsillectomy? How long does it usually take to heal after a tonsillectomy?
Not fun: The recovery after tonsillectomy is quite painful. Most surgeons prescribe narcotic pain medicine, and the average patient takes it for 4-6 days. By 7-10 days most patients are able to resume normal diet. The other worrisome risk is bleeding from the tonsillectomy sites, generally occurs in 2-3% of cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no..: Contraindication to eating red foods after tonsillectomy. This prohibition was started because of a concern that a patient may not be able to tell red jell-o or liquids from blood when it's thrown back up. I think there's too much hype on this and personally allow my patients who are adults or older children to eat and drink any color food they want. ...Read more
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