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I had post tonsillectomy bleeding 2 weeks after my tonsillectomy. It's now been 15 days from the second cauterization and I am having a little bit of ?
Lost lot of blood three months ago from post-tonsillectomy bleeding. Now hb at 10.4 (7.5 before). Higher than normal resting pulse-92. Can I exercise?
8 days tonsillectomy post op. Bleeding incident last night. Could the swallowed blood make my feces diarrhea andand very dark/greenish.
Yes: You may have swallowed some blood and this can account for your stool changes. ...Read more
Alcohol causes ..: Peripheral vasodilation, ie increase blood flow. It makes intuitive sense that this could increase blood flow should bleeding occur. I have not seen a study demonstrating that. I recommend my patients not to drink alcohol until they are healed. It would be a nice study to survey all adults who have had tonsillectomies and compare post op bleed rates with consumption of etoh vs non-consumption. ...Read more
Not much: Bleeding usually stops almost immediately after surgery. ...Read more
Visable bleeding: Blood is an emetic (makes you vomit). Bleeding after tonsillectomy usually occurs 7-10 days after the surgery. If bleeding occurs you will spit out clots, bright red blood, or vomit blood. If this occurs see your surgeon or ER immediately. Remember stick to a soft cool diet and hydration to minimize risk of bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can my surgeon prevent severe post surgery bleeding from tonsillectomy? Is it based upon how well he cauterizes?
Partly: Taking a good history to make sure you are not an easy bleeder and reviewing your meds to make sure none of them interfere with clotting is a good start. All bleeding should be controlled in the OR. A common time for bleeding to occur is when the scabs separate and your surgeon can't control that. He will be available though to help manage the bleeding and recauterizing the area. All the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but: I have seen a rare patient bleed over 2 weeks following a tonsillectomy. That, again, is rare. If you still are not healed and have scans it's a good idea not to be too aggressive with hard foods. ...Read more