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What is the recovery time for tonsillectomies in adults


Posted by Audrey

I must have my tonsils removed due to a strep virus I carry. I would like to know what the recovery time would be if there are no complications. I have had Breast cancer surgery but have been cancer free for 6 years.
 
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I'm not a physician but recovery times for most anything vary with many factors - age, physical condition, health conditions, and more.  You should ask your physician, who knows you and your status best, what you might expect after the surgery and what you might do to make sure your recovery is the best it can be.

There's a common myth that adults have more pain and a harder recovery than kids after tonsillectomy. Its simply not true. Now the reality is that the old fashioned way of removing the tonsils hurts everyone a lot. Typically his lasts for 2 weeks.

Newer methods of removing the tonsils strive to decrease the pain associated with surgery. My preferred method is the powered intracapsular tonsillectomy (PIT). Where the old method's pain was severe for 2 weeks, the new method (PIT) involves a mild sore throat for 3 to 5 days. 

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