Tonsillectomy : Complications and Care



Tonsillectomy is often done in the cause of no result in the application of other non-surgical treatments for these diseases:

  • Chronic or recurrent infection of the tonsils – Tonsillectomy can reduce symptoms, but do not completely eliminate these infections;
  • Peritonsillar abscess (spread of infection beyond the tonsils);
  • Enlarged tonsils, causing blockage (zakuporku, violation of patents)

What is Tonsillectomy Complications ?

Complications are rare, but no operation ensures any risk. If you plan to do tonsillectomy, you need to know about possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding;
  • Temporary breathing problems;
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia;
  • Vomiting and dehydration;

Factors, that may increase the risk of complications of tonsillectomy:

  • obesity;
  • Smoking;
  • poor diet;
  • chronic disease;
  • Serpovidnokletochnaya anemia;
  • blood clotting;
  • Recent or current treatment with steroids or;
  • diabetes;
  • Anticoagulation drugs or aspirinsoderzhaschih;

Tonsil removal or How to remove tonsils?

Process preparation

Before surgery, the following can be imposed or done by your doctor: (Tonsillectomy)

  • Inspection of tonsils, larynx, neck, and, perhaps, other parts of the body;
  • Analysis of blood and, perhaps, analysis of urine;
  • Study of medical history and review of medicines taken.

In the run-up process:

  • Tell your doctor about taking any medicine. One week before surgery, perhaps, you need to stop taking some drugs:
  • Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs;
  • Blood thinners, such as clopidogrel (Plaviks) or warfarin;
  • On the eve of the evening before surgery you can eat a light meal. Do not eat or drink anything at night.

Syncope Tonsillectomy

General anesthesia most often used when removing tonsils. Occasional local anesthesia together with a sedative.

While using general anesthesia, the patient will sleep during the procedure. The surgical site will numb when using a local anesthetic. The patient may receive a sedative, which will help you relax.

Procedure Tonsillectomy

After the mask applied anesthetic. The doctor grabs the amygdala with a special device. Then the tonsils separate from the surrounding tissue and are removed. The tonsils may be cut out with a knife or hot cutting tool. Moxibustion electric shock or the clip will be used to stop bleeding at the surgical site.

How long to remove tonsils?

About 20-60 minutes.

Tonsillectomy – Will It Hurt?

Anesthesia prevents pain during the procedure. After the procedure, you will be difficult to swallow because of the pain in the throat. You may also experience ear pain.

To make it easier, pain doctors will give pain medication or recommend a mild pain reliever, otpuskaemoe without prescription.

Average time to stay in hospital after tonsillectomy

Generally statements made on the following day after the procedure. Some patients may have to stay in the hospital for two days.

How to Care after tonsillectomy ?

Care in a hospital (Tonsillectomy)

  • To prevent negative reactions to conducted monitoring anesthesia or other complications;
  • After the termination of anesthesia can go home.
  • home care
  • After returning home, follow these steps:, to ensure a normal recovery:
  • Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions;
  • Take your medicine as directed by your doctor;
  • Avoid long conversations, cough within a week after surgery;
  • drink plenty of fluids;
  • Avoid spicy, sour and indigestible food;
  • Consumption of soft foods for 3-4 days after surgery. Gradually, you can return to a normal diet;
  • Avoid swallowing hard foods, such as crackers and cookies. They can harm the back of their throats;
  • Bath or shower can be taken as usual.

Contact your doctor after tonsillectomy

Need to see a doctor after discharge from the hospital, if there was any of the following symptoms:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills;
  • Redness, edema, strong pain, bleeding or discharge from the site of removal of the tonsils;
  • Nausea and / or vomiting, that do not pass after taking prescribed medications and persist for more than two days after discharge from hospital;
  • Pain, which does not pass after taking appointed pain medication, especially if the pain interferes with drinking water;
  • Cough, shortness of breath or chest pain;
  • Saliva or vomit blood;
  • Other painful symptoms.  

You are requested to Kindly follow the World Health Organization: WHO

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