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Will You Lose Weight After Tonsillectomy
None: You only loose weight because you cannot eat full meal due to pain. ...Read more
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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
It's manageable: Individual pain tolerance plays a role, certain surgical techniques hurt less than others. Pain isn't too bad the first 2 days then is worst days 2-3 postop, starts to decrease, sometimes increases 4-6 days postop as the scabs shed and is almost done at 10-14 days. Suggest narcotics, advil, (ibuprofen) and topical Lidocaine to get you through. ...Read more
A week: It depends on what you are doing, but it will take about a week to recover from a tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Expect two peaks: The first two days aren't too bad. The worst days are the second and third after the procedure as swelling peaks. It then improves gradually but there is often a second peak on 4-6 days postop as the scabs on the tonsillectomy sites shed. Pain may also depend on surgical technique. Be generous with pain meds such as narcotics and advil, (ibuprofen) topical Lidocaine can help. Should be back fully at 2 wk. ...Read more
Depends: The older you get 20's, 30's etc. Will usually take about 10 days to feel you can function fairly well, but 2-3 weeks to feel good. ...Read more
Hurts a lot: If you are undergoing tonsillectomy by a board certified otolaryngologist (ent surgeon), there is a 1% chance of serious post-op bleeding. That means there is a 99% chance you will be fine post-operatively. However, you will have at least 10 days of severe pain in the throat for which narcotic pain medication will be necessary. You will be fine. ...Read more
Sore throat: difficult swallowing for a couple of weeks. Occasional bleeding until fully healed. Love Popsicles and ice cream! ...Read more
Kids heal faster: Adults who ultimately undergo tonsillectomy have often had a lifetime of infections. Because of this, their surgery can be more difficult and require more dissection and caudery which will result in more pain. The dissection is children is usually easier and less caudery is required. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy pain: It can be everyone is different. The better hydrated you keep yourself the less pain you will have. It generally takes about a week to recover. Unfortunately the painless tonsillectomy does not exist. ...Read more
The bumps...: In the tonsil bed during the healing phase usually indicates healing tissue called granulation tissue. This usually occurs just after the light scab has dissolved and the pink mucous membrane is appearing you can also get some enlargement of scattered lymphoid tissue on the back of the throat which is reactive due to the healing process in the tonsil bed. ...Read more
Sure...: Especially , if it's on you or your children. But, it is a fairly common and safe procedure, especially when done by a board certified ENT surgeon - even better if they're experienced. Your surgeon will discuss the risks, which, of course, there are some. Have your questions and concerns ready when you meet with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
10 days.: Some people feel that flying may increase the risk of a post-tonsillectomy bleed. I think the resitriction has more to do with the fact that you would rather be local to your surgeon if anything were to happen (bleeding) in the post-op period. ...Read more
Tonsil guidelines: Criteria for tonsillectomy includes one of the following: 1. Recurrent throat infections with documentation occuring 7 times per year, or at least 5 per 2 years or at least 3 per 3 years. 2. Recurrent throat infections with multiple antibiotic allergies, history of peritonsillar abscess. 3. Tonsil enlargement with presence of sleep disordered breathing. 4. Asymmetrical tonsil growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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