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

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

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How long to fully recover from tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, septoplasty, turbinate red? 15 days post op still weak and don't have energy.

A lot longer : Wow, that is a lot of misery. For every day that a healthy person spends in bed it takes a week to get over it. If you are sick even longer. If you were mostly laid up for 3-4 days and have other health issues that have worn you out it will be more then a month. Your frustration is normal. Keep moving and rest as needed ...Read more

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How long before i can eat semi-solid foods after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

Following Day OK: The day after t&a you can eat cold, moist, soft foods (cereal, youghurt, pudding, etc). The 2nd day add egg and other soft food. Gradually advance your diet as you are comfortable. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for a tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy?

What are the reasons for a tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy?

Indications for T&A: Indications for tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy include obstructive sleep apnea in children, recurrent tonsil and adenoid infections and suspicion of cancer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get sick after tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy?

Is it normal to get sick after tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy?

Not usually: Most adults feel poorly for 10-14 days after tonsillectomy and that is normal. The throat typically looks nasty during that period and a low grade fever often accompanies mild dehydration. Drinking lots of fluids will help, but until you are eating better, the recovery is slow. Force fluids and advance your diet to feel better. Sometimes gentle warm salt water gargling can help as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tonsillectomy adenoidectomy?

What is the definition or description of: tonsillectomy adenoidectomy?

T&A: Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy is the surgical procedure that describes the removal of both tonsils and adenoid tissue through the mouth. Tonsils are located in the back of the mouth at the sides of the throat, and adenoid tissue is located at the space just beyond the back of the nose. T&a surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia, typically on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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After getting a tonsillectomy/ adenoidectomy when is it okay to drive again?

After Pain Meds: Once you are no longer taking your hydrocodone it is safe to consider driving again. Of course, you should always use some common sense. As long as you are feeling up to it, have a clear head, and are no longer taking prescription pain meds you are safe to drive. ...Read more

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