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Help please? How much does a tonsillectomy hurt?

Help please? How much does a tonsillectomy hurt?

Expect BAD pain: This is one of the most painful surgeries to recover from, and anyone who tells you otherwise either 1) hasn't had it or 2) doesn't perform it. With that said, if you need it (recurrent strep or chronic sore throat or sleep apnea), after this recovery there can be a significant improvement in quality of life, making surgery worth it. It's easier to get over as a child (have less scar tissue). ...Read more

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How much is it to get a tonsillectomy with insurance?

How much is it to get a tonsillectomy with insurance?

Depends: It depends upon the hospital and your insurance. Hospitals and doctors charge different amounts for surgeries. Insurances cover different amounts. You need to talk to your hospital and your insurance company to get these answers. ...Read more

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How much time after tonsillectomy does the pain take to get better?

How much time after tonsillectomy does the pain take to get better?

3 weeks: You may want to ask your surgeon this. Recovery will include major throat pain for 2 weeks, followed by additional pain for another week. ...Read more

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What happens during a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy basics: from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/tonsillectomy/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20019889

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When can I smoke after tonsillectomy ?

How about never ? : Smoking is one of major risk factors for head and neck cancers. Sucks having a voice box brosef! terribad way to go! in all seriousness, take this opportunity to quit. It's just not worth it! by the way, I do admire the courage to ask when you can smoke to a forum full of doctors ;-). ...Read more

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How can I prepare for a tonsillectomy?

How can I prepare for a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy: Prepare by having realistic expectations about your recovery. You well need to be out of work for 1-2 weeks minimum. Sore throat will be expected. Have lots of liquids particularly icy liquids as hydration is essential. Soft diet, and advance to regular as tolerated. Your doctor will likely prescribe pain medication if Tylenol/ibuprophen is not adequate. Expect low grad temps, bad breath. ...Read more

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What to eat its day 3 of tonsillectomy?

What to eat its day 3 of tonsillectomy?

Anything 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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