By blahdyblahblah33 - 03/07/2011 00:22 - United States
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hate to tell you but youre wrong about the surgery. not only is there a risk of bleeding but the obvious risk of infection. youve got an open wound, in your MOUTH, usually a result of prolonged infection. by the way, even wikipedia points out the risk of bleeding is higher: "The morbidity rate associated with tonsillectomy is 2% to 4% due to post-operative bleeding; the mortality rate is 1 in 15,000, due to bleeding, airway obstruction, or anesthesia." if you went in thinking a tonsillectomy was going to be a simple procedure with no risk of problems then youre fooling yourself. the recovery rate alone is long enough to give you the indication that its serious, and in most cases done unnecessarily.
it's a common current policy that tonsils are no longer removed except in cases that the patient would has a strong possibility of acquiring symptoms that would greatly affect their quality of life due to the new data and information they have on the tonsils and their purpose and effect on the development of the body and it's immune system. in surprised you had yours taken out op. hope all is well.
I just got ny tonsils put 2 weeks ago my throats a little sore still but I'm getting better ad they told me that bleedig was possible but VERY rare apparetly 1% but they said as long as you eat soft foods so it doesn't scratchthe scabs off in the back it should be fine. on my first night home I threw up blood but they said it was normal if this is OPs case he is fine. it's only bad if they throw up a blood clot.
I'm part of that 99%
I faced the same issue..... In the hospital for two and a half weeks! Good luck hope ya get to feelin better soon.....