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What's the recovery like after a tonsillectomy? How long does it usually take to heal after a tonsillectomy?

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Dr. Jonathan Owens
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Not fun

The recovery after tonsillectomy is quite painful.
Most surgeons prescribe narcotic pain medicine, and the average patient takes it for 4-6 days. By 7-10 days most patients are able to resume normal diet. The other worrisome risk is bleeding from the tonsillectomy sites, generally occurs in 2-3% of cases.

In brief: Not fun

The recovery after tonsillectomy is quite painful.
Most surgeons prescribe narcotic pain medicine, and the average patient takes it for 4-6 days. By 7-10 days most patients are able to resume normal diet. The other worrisome risk is bleeding from the tonsillectomy sites, generally occurs in 2-3% of cases.
Dr. Jonathan Owens
Dr. Jonathan Owens
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Dr. Eric Pinczower
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Depending

Depending on your age - the average is about 10days to 2 weeks - younger heal faster and hurt less.
Despite what ads say - technique of tonsillectomy makes little difference.

In brief: Depending

Depending on your age - the average is about 10days to 2 weeks - younger heal faster and hurt less.
Despite what ads say - technique of tonsillectomy makes little difference.
Dr. Eric Pinczower
Dr. Eric Pinczower
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