... Thanks for sharing your story. I want to get a Tonsillectomy but am worried about the doctor making an error in judgment, but then again, I am a chronic over-thinker/worrier. So reading your story helps tremendously.
Is it too much to ask you to keep us updated every month or so?
I am curious about the weeks afterwards.
My biggest worry, I guess, would be taking any... (4 replies)
... the reason all I was reading was bad news is because nobody feels the need to post the good stories. I would like to do that, to hopefully take some of the fear out of this for some. ... (4 replies)
... of taking the pills. The heavy bleeding is gone but I feel a sensation to cough and when I do I just have clots coming out. Can someone please give me an idea what this could be. ... (0 replies)
... and finally it eases up. Well, then my dad comes in and tells me the doctor said if it keeps on bleeding than to come and see him. Luckily, as i spat, I noticed that the bleeding was actually alot less than I had thought. ... (0 replies)
... I'm 34 and had my tonsils out on the 17th...I haven't noticed any bleeding, but I'll sure be more aware that it COULD still happen... ... (2 replies)
... I am 23 years old and I had my tonsils out on July 13. On Saturday night I experienced bleeding several times and it was pretty heavy. My mom and I called the emergency number for the doctor. ... (2 replies)
... If you are having bleeding, you need to contact your ENT IMMEDIATLY. My ENT told me if there is any bleeding to contact him immediatly!!! ... (3 replies)
... Not sure about the scab, but if you have bleeding, gargle with salt water. My first daughter who is now 22 had her tonsils out at age 6 and she had bleeding a little. She was hard to keep still and did too much too soon. Try to take it easy. Your body has to heal. ... (3 replies)
... I had my tonsils out on Friday afternoon...within 2 hrs I was eating ice cream and jelly...and within 4 hrs I was eating a sandwich. ... (3 replies)
... ing me how much pain I'd be in, thinking I was fine I just laid in bed and relaxed didn't put too much thought into it. Two days later on Sunday afternoon I spit out this green stringy thought and was totally unaware what it was. ... (1 replies)
... I'm so sorry to hear what's happening with your daughter! I can only imagine how scared she must be and you, also. I had my tonsils out as an adult and thankfully didn't have any bleeding. However, I drank tons and tons of ice water. ... (1 replies)
... I had my tonsils out 14 days ago. ... (0 replies)
... Aww im genuinly sorry to hear that its horrible getting the tonsils out. ... (2 replies)
... From what i heard its only for the first 3 weeks, im waiting for mine to come out in late august early september.. but i read somewhere its like about 3 weeks and im guessing to its due to the risks of bleeding and such. ... (4 replies)
... I'm sure it has to do with the risk of bleeding afterwards. I would double check with your doctor though. I went out of town two weeks after I had mine out, car only though. The pressure from an airplane may be part of the issue. ... (4 replies)
... Congratulations, that's terrific! I would think if you have made it without bleeding for a couple days, go for the mac and cheese. ... (10 replies)
... For years I tried gargling, trying to extract them myself on a daily basis. Then I got concerned because I started to have bleeding from my tonsils and was worried there was something seriously wrong with me. So I went to an ENT who indicated my tonsils could be removed, but warned me about the surgery... ... (2 replies)
... Took a couple months to be completely healed and for things to taste normal, but looks fine now. Basically they cauterize the area to control bleeding, so you've pretty much got a big nasty burn back there. Just think how it hurts when you burn your tongue.
The recovery time wasn't a picnic. I was miserable. Did you read Lisa's tips for recovery at the top of this... (9 replies)
... Childrens cough strips and drink small sips of ice water constantly. I had the coughing constantly as well. The stretch out swollen uvula and gunk draining down my throat aggravated things to no end. ... (6 replies)
... Secondly, I had no bleeding at all. ... (37 replies)