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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 more
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
About 10 days: Takes about 10 days until most people start feeling human again following a tonsillectomy. That includes talking. ...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 more
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 more
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
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 more
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
Scabs p/tonsillectom: Usually between 7-10 days. Any sooner, and you run the risk of bleeding. Follow your post operative instructions and check in with your surgeon if you have any questions or concerns. ...Read more
Depends: Every ENT doctor has a different answer. Some let people eat real food right away. I tell my patients to avoid foods and drinks that are hot, hard, spicy or acidic for 2 weeks. I like my patients to stay away from anything that can scratch, burn or irritate their throats while healing. No chips, fries, tomatoes, coffee, tea, lemon orange etc. Best for you to ask your doctor his/her preference. ...Read more
Usually within: 1 to 2 weeks the uvula swelling has gone. Sometimes a swelling while last as long as a month. ...Read more
1-3 weeks: That coating is nothing to worry about, as gross as it can seem. It will slowly melt off over a 7-21 day period and then everything will look normal and pink again. ...Read more
Once your scabs fall off from a tonsillectomy, how long does it take for the new tissue to fully heal?
Healing from tonsil: Everyone is different. When scab is gone should be healed. ...Read more
How long will it take for my stitches to dissolve after my tonsillectomy? It's been 4 weeks and there's a small amount still there.
4 to 8 weeks: Most of us don't use sutures for tonsillectomy. If you had a uvulopalatopharyngectomy or uppp that usually requires sutures. On follow up at 4 to 6 weeks we may try to cut any remaining sutures if they are annoying. Sutures are sometimes placed to control bleeding, or in a technique with no cautery they might be used to control bleeding. As above, they should be gone after a couple of months. ...Read more
10 to 14 days.: Most patients in any age group recover from a t and a in 10 to 14 days. It is a very painful operation but in the hands of a competent surgeon, there is about a 1% chance of bleeding. In my experience, most patients are quite well in about 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
Recovery: Recovery from tonsillectomy takes at least 2 weeks. Stay off work or schooh for 1 week. No strenuous activity for 2 weeks. Slight pain can persist for a few weeks whenever one yawns. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy pain for a long time now, and it feels worse than tonsillitis. Did I make a mistake?
10-14 days: At age 34, tonsillectomy is a very painful operation requiring narcotic medication. The average time for complete pain resolution is between 10 to 14 days, Additional time is required to get rid of tightness that resolves in about 4-6 weeks. I can not resolve the question of your making a mistake without knowing what symptoms you had prior to the surgery. ...Read more
I had a tonsillectomy done June 30 the procedure was 1 hour long and gave me general anesthesia, how long does it take to take it out of my system?
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
I just had a tonsillectomy, should the holes left over by the removed tonsils be black inside. And how long does it take for the new holes to seal up?
Tonsil eschar: This is obviously a crust in the tonsillar fossa called an eschar. The fact that his black usually is because the surgeon utilized heat to stop the bleeding when they took the tonsils out. This could be with a laser or with cautery. It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks for this to disappear completely and it always does. In the meantime you should be eating soft food to help wash this away. I usually recommend that my patients should eat a hamburger on the fifth day ...Read more
As soon as healed: Tonsillectomy is done when tonsils are enlarged and cause obstruction and infection in the throat. Often times enlarged tonsils cause bad breath too. Surgery is done to remove them and prevent repeated problems. Bad breath is caused by a large number of bacteria in the mouth, especially in infected tonsils decreases as soon as tissues start to heal after tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Depends: If you're otherwise healthy, jello and ice-cream on the next day. ...Read more
I had a tonsillectomy (cautery) one week ago today, still EXTREMELY sore and unable to eat. How long will my pain last?
10 days is usual: 1st 10 days after tonsillectomy is the worst for pain then gradually pain should lessen until 3 weeks at which time most of the pain is gone. ...Read more
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