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What happens a week after a tonsillectomy?

What happens a week after a tonsillectomy?

Most people find that they have the most pain in the first 8 days. You probably will feel tired for 1 to 2 weeks. You may have bad breath for up to 2 weeks. You may be able to go back to work or your usual routine in 1 to 2 weeks.

Is stomach pain normal after tonsillectomy?

An upset stomach and vomiting (throwing up) are common for the first 24 hours after surgery. Your child’s throat will be very sore for quite a while after surgery. Most children will have throat pain for 10 to 14 days after a tonsillectomy.

Why is the 7th day after tonsillectomy surgery a particularly important day for close observation?

Throat pain builds up for the first few days and is usually at its the worst around the fifth day after surgery. Pain and discomfort will usually then ease until the seventh or ninth day after surgery when some of the scab covering the tonsillectomy site falls off. After this there is a steady reduction in pain.

When should I go to the hospital after a tonsillectomy?

Notify your doctor if the following occurs: You are unable to swallow fluids. You notice bleeding in the back of your throat and/or are spitting up blood. You have a fever greater than 101 degrees. You have severe pain that is not relieved by your pain medicine.

What days are worse after tonsillectomy?

Post-operative pain may get worse around day 3 or 4, but it should then start to improve. The speed the pain goes away depends on the individual. Some people will experience pain up to 14 days after the procedure.

How many days after tonsillectomy Do you feel better?

Most people will fully recover from a tonsillectomy in around 14 days, although some may take longer. During this time, pain medications and home care strategies can decrease discomfort. Those who have severe pain, vomiting, high fever, or lots of bleeding should contact their doctor immediately.

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