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How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to swim?

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 more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

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How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to talk?

How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to talk?

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

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How long after a tonsillectomy could I swim?

How long after a tonsillectomy could I swim?

Ask surgeon: Please let your surgeon answer this for you. That is the person responsible for your care after surgery. ...Read more

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How long after a tonsillectomy am I at risk of bleeding?

How long after a tonsillectomy am I at risk of bleeding?

5-10 days usually: For most people, the risk of bleeding after tonsillectomy is over about 10 days after the surgery, 14 days at the outside. It is possible but unlikely to have problems after that. ...Read more

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How long after a tonsillectomy is it before you can speak normally again?

How long after a tonsillectomy is it before you can speak normally again?

About 10 days: Takes about 10 days until most people start feeling human again following a tonsillectomy. That includes talking. ...Read more

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How long after a tonsillectomy should I wait before going to an amusement park?

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 more

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How long should I take off work for a tonsillectomy?

A week: It depends on what you are doing, but it will take about a week to recover from a tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from a tonsillectomy as an adult?

How long is recovery from a tonsillectomy as an adult?

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 more

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How long does it take to recover from a tonsillectomy?

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

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How long before I can eat regular foods after tonsillectomy?

How long before I can eat regular foods after tonsillectomy?

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

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How to deal with tonsillectomy pain & how long is the recovery?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal after tonsillectomy?

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

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How long does my child have to be on a "soft food diet" after a tonsillectomy?

How long does my child have to be on a "soft food diet" after a tonsillectomy?

Ask the Surgeon: It really depends upon the surgery and results. Best answered by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does it take longer to recover from a tonsillectomy as an adult vs. As a child?

Why does it take longer to recover from a tonsillectomy as an adult vs. As a child?

Tonsillectomy: Adults have had years of infections which can result in scar tissue. Their tonsils are often much harder to remove (sometimes requiring more trauma, cauterization, etc.) than kids. ...Read more

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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 more

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Tonsillectomy, how long until you can have red foods?

Tonsillectomy, how long until you can have red foods?

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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How long until speaking normal after tonsillectomy?

How long until speaking normal after tonsillectomy?

Up to 6 weeks: The palate can be a bit stiff after a tonsillectomy and make the voice sound weird. This should be gone by 6 weeks after surgery. If it is not, go see your ENT doctor. ...Read more