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How Much Weight Will I Lose After Tonsillectomy
None: You only loose weight because you cannot eat full meal due to pain. ...Read more
I'm still snoring after tonsillectomy, my previous weight 86kg now reduce to 76kg. Is there any reason for snoring even after done 3 level surgeries.
Sleep apnea?: Have you had a formal sleep study? Has your ENT suggested c-pap or bi-pap? Has your ENT suggested a uvulectomy or reduction of excess posterior phayngeal tissue?: these can all contribute to ongoing snoring. You will laso need a pulmonary medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much time after adult tonsillectomy will my taste come back. It's been three weeks, and I still can't taste anything.
Not much: Bleeding usually stops almost immediately after surgery. ...Read more
How much water should 3 yr old consume daily after tonsillectomy? She just came off I.v.s 12 hours ago but is refusing pain meds and fluids.
Ask pediatrician: Although it is true that an ENT doctor performed the surgery, I would ask your pediatrician exactly what volume of fluid your child needs to ingest. Tonsillectomy is a very, very painful operation requiring at least 10 post-op recovery days. It is not uncommon for a 3 year old to refuse to swallow. But remember, your child can swallow, it just hurts. Be patient; there is no magic way. ...Read more
Is it possible to rip open the scabs if I open my mouth too much after tonsillectomy for brushing and/or chewing.?
Yes: Ulikely with the brushing, but with chewing, particulary what you are chewing you need to be carefull. ...Read more
Be careful: After tonsillectomy, there is a risk of bleeding, so you must be careful regarding your diet. Start with liquids and progress to soft foods - foods that do not require chewing such as oatmeal, mashed potatoes, etc. Your ENT surgeon should have a list of things that you can eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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