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Is tonsillectomy pain worse than tonsillitis?

Yes. Yes, in your age range, tonsillectomy is very painful. If you are experiencing this pain now, call your ENT doc, make sure HE/SHE thinks it's within normal limits, and ask for stronger pain meds. Read more...
About the same. However, one time pain having the tonsillectomy versus recurring pain with the chronic tonsillitis and poor quality of life; it is well worth having the surgery. Read more...

Tonsillectomy pain for a long time now, and it feels worse than tonsillitis. Did I make a mistake?

10-14 days. At age 34, tonsillectomy is a very painful operation requiring narcotic medication. The average time for complete pain resolution is between 10 to 14 days, Additional time is required to get rid of tightness that resolves in about 4-6 weeks. I can not resolve the question of your making a mistake without knowing what symptoms you had prior to the surgery. Read more...