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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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Dr. Dale Tylor
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How to deal with tonsillectomy pain & how long is the recovery?

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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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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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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How long will it take adult to recover from a tonsillectomy and an adenoidectomy?

How long will it take adult to recover from a tonsillectomy and an adenoidectomy?

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

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What can I expect after my tonsillectomy? Recovery? Anything to watch for?

What can I expect after my tonsillectomy? Recovery? Anything to watch for?

Sore throat: difficult swallowing for a couple of weeks. Occasional bleeding until fully healed. Love Popsicles and ice cream! ...Read more

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I just wanted to know is the recovery process for a tonsillectomy that painful?

Tonsillectomy pain: It can be everyone is different. The better hydrated you keep yourself the less pain you will have. It generally takes about a week to recover. Unfortunately the painless tonsillectomy does not exist. ...Read more

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What is tonsillectomy recovery like for a teenager?

What is tonsillectomy recovery like for a teenager?

Depends: Recovery can be different depending on the type of tonsillectomy. Partial intracapsular tonsillectomy seems to have less pain and a lower rate of post op bleeding than traditional total tonsillectomy. In general keeping hydrated helps, as does the use of post op steroids. They should be feeling better by 1 week give or take a few days. Aspirin rinses can also be helpful in reducing pain. ...Read more

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