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After having a tonsillectomy is it possible to keep your tonsils?

After having a tonsillectomy is it possible to keep your tonsils?

Not usually: As part of your preop paperwork, you usually relinquish ownership of removed tissues. Once they are removed, those tonsils are no longer yours. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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16 days after tonsillectomy and food is always getting stuck in the holes where my tonsils were, will this stop?

16 days after tonsillectomy and food is always getting stuck in the holes where my tonsils were, will this stop?

Yes but: Yes of course it will stop but we need to share this information with your surgeon that perform the surgery
So gargle with salt and water and try to rinse your mouth from any food that might get stuck there
But see your surgeon each one of us have different way for post op care ...Read more

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I just had a tonsillectomy, should the holes left over by the removed tonsils be black inside. And how long does it take for the new holes to seal up?

I just had a tonsillectomy, should the holes left over by the removed tonsils be black inside. And how long does it take for the new holes to seal up?

Tonsil eschar: This is obviously a crust in the tonsillar fossa called an eschar. The fact that his black usually is because the surgeon utilized heat to stop the bleeding when they took the tonsils out. This could be with a laser or with cautery. It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks for this to disappear completely and it always does. In the meantime you should be eating soft food to help wash this away. I usually recommend that my patients should eat a hamburger on the fifth day ...Read more

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Had tonsillectomy over a week ago. On the left side there's a string of meat near the bottom and hurts. Could my tonsil be regrowing. Its the only part?

Had tonsillectomy over a week ago. On the left side there's a string of meat near the bottom and hurts. Could my tonsil be regrowing. Its the only part?

Post tonsillectomy: You should see your surgeon to determine the nature of the string of meat you saw on L side. It can be a blood clot or a strand of mucosa from the tonsillar pillar. Tonsil do not grow back in 1 week! ...Read more

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Residual tonsil tissue after tonsillectomy, what do you recommend?

Residual tonsil tissue after tonsillectomy, what do you recommend?

Residual tonsil: Residual tissue after tonsillectomy is of no consequences most of the time and require no treatment. ...Read more

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Just had capso + tonsillectomy op. Any home tips after the op? I still feel pain but not sure it’s in the tonsil area or the capso site

Could be: Either or both!! Follow the post operative care outlined by your ENT surgeon! If the pain is improving day by day NOT TO WORRY...if it's getting WORSE report it to your surgeon (or his/her staff!

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Should I get a tonsillectomy to treat tonsilloliths (tonsil stones)?

Probably not: This problem usually doesn't bother people enough to go through a painful procedure. Occassional oral antibiotics can get the problem to settle down. If severe, I have been known to remove the tonsils, but likely do less than one tonsillectomy per year for this indication. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy 9 days ago, and was wondering if the white stuff where the tonsils used to be are the scabs? .

Yes: What you are looking at are the scabs. Take care to follow your surgeon's post operative directions. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm debating if a tonsillectomy would be a good option for me. I've been suffering with a bout of tonsil stones for about a year now.

Options: Several options for treating tonsil stones exist and surgery is certainly one of them. Best to discuss with a Surgeon who would perform the procedure. For further discussion and other options, visit http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention? Page=3#1 ...Read more

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I am suffering from cryptic tonsils. Food particles get stuck in depressions on tonsils. What can be done except undergoing tonsillectomy?

I am suffering from cryptic tonsils. Food particles get stuck in depressions on tonsils. What can be done except undergoing tonsillectomy?

Tonsil Problem: The white stuff in your tonsils is usually epithelial debris - not food. You can try to clean it with an irrigation system. Sometimes the deep crypts will close up if your ENT doc removes them and scrapes or lasers the crypts but tonsillecto=my is the only sure-cure. ...Read more

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I am day 28 post op for an tonsillectomy. I was wondering if it's normal to have bumpy enlarged areas where the scabs used to be in my tonsil beds?

Granulation tissue: This is not unusual at all. The healing response is called granulation tissue and the mucus membrane can have an irregular texture. By 2-3 months postop, everything should look relatively normal. ...Read more

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What is an abnormal number of tonsil stones? I just extracted at least 5 good sized stones from one tonsil crypt. Should I consider a tonsillectomy?

Not sure: There isn't a defined number of abnormal stones. What is important are the symptoms. If they cause pain, bad breath, or are associated with infection, especially 6-7 infections in one year, or 3-5 yearly for>3-5 years then removal is indicated. Stones are from actinomyces, a normal mouth anaerobic resident. Sometimes augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) penicillin, or Cleocin can resolve it. ...Read more

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Had tonsillectomy 3 weeks ago. There are bumps where the tonsils used to be, 1 on the left, atleast 2 on the right. Is it normal? I'm afraid they're remnant

P/tonsilectomy: At the 3 week point after a tonsillectomy, it is not unusual for the tonsil beds to look irregular. Findings range from white specks of residual scab, redness and normal looking areas, depending on how healing has progressed. Be sure to follow up with your ENT surgeon as scheduled, and ask about your concerns. ...Read more

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Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what I'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more

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I am getting tonsillectomy tommorow will they test my tonsils for cancer?

Yes: The tissue will undergo pathological studies that reveal both obvious and obscure diagnoses. ...Read more

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When tonsil stones come up constantly, is that a good reason for having a tonsillectomy?

Tonsil Stones: Recurrent tonsil stones or tonsiloliths are a reason for removal of tonsils. Consult with your ear nose and throat specialist to answer questions you may have about the procedure. ...Read more

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If u have tonsil pockets that always collects food, r u more likely to get a tonsil infection and get tonsillectomy?

If u have tonsil pockets that always collects food, r u more likely to get a tonsil infection and get tonsillectomy?

Yes: If you have pockets in your tonsils that fill with debris, they will often trap bacteria. Practice good oral hygiene and be treated when necessary. If you have recurrent strep tonsillitis, they may need removal. Follow up with your PCP and ENT. All the best. ...Read more

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I get tonsillitis about once every 3-5weeks, it's not very painful, but my tonsils swell up to a considerable size. Should I get a tonsillectomy?

Consider it: Recurrent tonsillitis is not fun to deal with! The younger you are, the less painful the surgery is. If you are able to have an ENT doctor evaluate you for a tonsillectomy, it would be a wise idea. ...Read more

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My son had his tonsils out at age 4 - now at age 20 he is getting tonsillitis again (3rd time now in 3 months). Does he need tonsillectomy again?

Hard to say: You do not end the possibility of throat infections with a tonsillectomy, ever. Some will always label a throat infection tonsillitis even though they play a minor role in the infection. The tissues of the mouth and throat are weak compared to skin and the most common portal for invasion by germs. Good hand washing and avoiding exposure are the best way to reduce infections. ...Read more

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I have had tonsillectomy twice already. I keep on getting sick at least once or twice a month. I notice white exudate in lingual tonsils what to do?

I have had tonsillectomy twice already. I keep on getting sick at least once or twice a month. I notice white exudate in lingual tonsils what to do?

Suspicious sounding: How, exactly, did you have tonsillectomy twice? ...Once the tonsils are 'out'. They are gone and can't cause issues anymore. As for the lingual tonsils, use normal oral hygiene when cleaning your mouth/teeth and this shouldn't be an issue. If you are really getting sick as frequently as twice each month, you should see your pcp to make sure that you don't have an underlying immune problem. ...Read more

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How long after tonsillectomy can you resume exercise? Had tonsils out two weeks ago. On day 6 had hemorrhaging bleeding. How long should I wait?

How long after tonsillectomy can you resume exercise? Had tonsils out two weeks ago. On day 6 had hemorrhaging bleeding. How long should I wait?

2 weeks!: The clock gets reset to 2 weeks from the day you bled. Also, I have my patients sleep in a Lazy Boy chair for the 2 weeks. No science that works, but I believe it can reduce the blood pressure to the tonsil area. ...Read more

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I just had tonsillectomy, if I eat solid food it is definitely going to get stuck in the holes where tonsils used to be again. Should I still eat solid?

I just had tonsillectomy, if I eat solid food it is definitely going to get stuck in the holes where tonsils used to be again. Should I still eat solid?

Yes eat solids: The food will not get stuck in the craters where the tonsils were. The white area that you see in the tonsil area and black area will be the scabs of the open wound healing. Eating soft solid food, will improve the healing process and keep the scabs from getting too large which will then prevent bleeding. Take your Tylenol (acetaminophen) and don't give into the pain. You should heal in 14 to 20 days. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can fibrotic tonsil harm us? How long can we delay tonsillectomy cuz of it? Plz reply both ques

New term to me: The only urgent reasons for tonsillectomy are removal of possible cancer, treatment for childhood sleep apnea, or severe infection unresponsive to antibiotics such as peritonsillar abscess. If you feel well, the is no urgency to surgery. ...Read more

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Just had a Tonsillectomy on Monday. I now have red spots on the space where my tonsils used to be?

Dried blood?: When you cut something off, there would be bleeding points left behind for days to a couple of weeks. I would only be concerned if you find pus there. These will pass. ...Read more

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Post op tonsillectomy 5-6 days- is it normal to have white patches (scabs) on the uvula as well as the tonsils?

Post op tonsillectomy 5-6 days- is it normal to have white patches (scabs) on the uvula as well as the tonsils?

Yes: The uvula can be irritated from the breathing tube (endotracheal tube) which goes down your throat. It is sloughing or shedding mucosa that was injured and new normal tissue will return. The white stuff in the tonsil area is usually eschar (scab) that contains a fibrinous (protein-like) substance that is protecting the site as it heals. ...Read more

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