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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