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How long does it take to recover from a tonsillectomy?
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Recovery
It varies and depends on technique - but usually about 2 weeks.
Severe pain usually is much decreased after 3-7 days. Minimal pain, such as when yawning can persist up to 4 weeks. After tonsillectomy one should usually stay out of school or work for 1-2 weeks and no strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks.

In brief: Recovery
It varies and depends on technique - but usually about 2 weeks.
Severe pain usually is much decreased after 3-7 days. Minimal pain, such as when yawning can persist up to 4 weeks. After tonsillectomy one should usually stay out of school or work for 1-2 weeks and no strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks.
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