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    Default Tonsils out as an adult

    Anyone had their tonsils out as an adult?
    I have been getting tonsilitis every few weeks and my tonsils are extremely scarred.
    I am a bit worried about the recovery time as my surgeon said they won't just "pop" out like kid's ones because of the amount of scarring!

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    I had my tonsils out when I was 21. The recovery time was a lot longer for me - about 3 weeks to get my voice back. It hurt, but I just made sure I kept up with the pain meds.

    Good luck! It was the best thing I did.

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    I did when I was 18. From memory it was 1 day in hospital with lots of painkillers. Then I couldnt eat solids for a week and then the swelling/puss on my throat took a month. Although I was back doing stuff after a week, I remember having a soar throat for a while. For the next year when I got a cold/sore throat I would get really sore ulcers on my throat, getting my tonsils and getting sick soon after had something to do with that.

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    I had mine out at 21, and the pain during recovery is excruciating! It even hurt to eat jelly!!! I used to get tonsillitis all the time as well. I still get sore throats, but now I seem to get more chest colds as well. I always swore that if I could turn back time, I would leave my tonsils where they were!

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    DH had his out last month.

    One night in hospital. Panadiene Forte for a few days.

    A bit of discomfort between the 7 - 10 day post op mark then bounced back pretty quickly.

    Health insurance covered all except the anesthesists gap ($350ish).

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    I had mine out at 21 because of sleep problems. First day I can't really remember - was in hospital out of it on morphine. Then pretty sore at home for a week but fine after that.

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    I had mine out at 21 too!

    Weird - must be some weird rite of passage thing?!

    -- I was back to work within 3 days from memory, pretty uncomfortable but managable.

    mine were lasered I think? quick healing

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    I had mine out at 21 too. Excruciating !

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    I had mine out at 18. In hospital for 1 night and they wouldn't let me leave until I had eaten a full meal. It was very painful and took about 2 weeks to recover. I was at college at the time and had 2 weeks off.

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    Far out..... I'm so tempted to cancel and just take antibiotics whenever I feel it coming on.


 

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