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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

UNLESS CHRONICALLY: Enlarged tonsils is causing sleep apnea, no weight loss is expected. If you have your tonsils removed though, because of the likelihood you won't be able to eat solids for several days, you may lose a couple pounds. ...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.

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 more

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How quickly can they schedule a tonsillectomy?

How quickly can they schedule a tonsillectomy?

Depends on: your medical condition ( and medical clearance ) availability of facility and surgeon. Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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How bad does it hurt when you get a tonsillectomy?

How bad does it hurt when you get a tonsillectomy?

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

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How long should I take off work for a tonsillectomy?

How long should I take off work for a tonsillectomy?

A week: It depends on what you are doing, but it will take about a week to recover from a tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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How to deal with tonsillectomy pain & how long is the recovery?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal after tonsillectomy?

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

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How badly does a tonsillectomy hurt? Getting one soon and i'm scared.

How badly does a tonsillectomy hurt?  Getting one soon and i'm scared.

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

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What can I expect after my tonsillectomy? Recovery? Anything to watch for?

What can I expect after my tonsillectomy? Recovery? Anything to watch for?

Sore throat: difficult swallowing for a couple of weeks. Occasional bleeding until fully healed. Love Popsicles and ice cream! ...Read more

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Why does a child have less complications with a tonsillectomy than an adult?

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

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I just wanted to know is the recovery process for a tonsillectomy that painful?

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

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What are post tonsillectomy bumps?

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

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Is a tonsillectomy a major surgery?

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

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Does tonsillectomy affect fertility?

Does tonsillectomy affect fertility?

No: I was asked this a lot in san diego by mexican families. Also I have been asked this by south american families. There is a misconception about this phenomenon in certain cultures, but no medical evidence to show any impact on fertility from tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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What are side effects of Tonsillectomy ?

Pain: Usually there is significant throat pain and difficulty swallowing for several days after the surgery. Other than that, there are usually no other problems and as the area heals the pain and swelling subsides. ...Read more

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What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

Sleep apnea. : New understanding of sleep, teeth, tongue position and throat has made tonsillectomy relevant in children and adults with sleep apnea...Especially those with large tonsils. ...Read more

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How soon after a tonsillectomy can you fly?

How soon after a tonsillectomy can you fly?

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

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Is a tonsillectomy considered major surgery?

Yes and no: Surgery should never be taken lightly. Any surgery that you have is major. Having said that, tonsillectomy is an operation that carries very low risk of serious complications. ...Read more

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Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

No relation: Not at all, unless there are complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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Does tonsillectomy take away your taste buds?

No: Tonsil surgery does not take away your taste buds. Some people after tonsil surgery will have a transient alteration of taste. This usually recovers with tinture of time. ...Read more

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When is it a good idea to get a tonsillectomy?

When is it a good idea to get a tonsillectomy?

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 more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

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