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Old 03-23-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hi all!

Im 21, and I've suffered from tonsil stones since i was 16. I'm thinking about taking my tonsils out. The Doc. said i've got what they call "cryptic tonsils". Also, lately i'm having lots of headaches and I'm always fatigued!

Sometimes i wonder if the fatigue is somehow related to tonsillitis...?

Now ive heard about the "coblation tonsillectomy". Is it a better method? I like the idea, cause i think it uses local anesthesia (i don't like general one). Does it get rid of the whole tonsils? It is more dangerous?

Please tell me something

 
Old 03-23-2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

I just had that method
still under general (just a lot more safer to protect your airway during surgery. if you're having local, please reconsider)
my doc said the edges are smoother. not so jagged. promotes better healing.
still hurts though (but supposedly less.... not sure about that)

 
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Old 03-24-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

Ok! Thanks!

So i think im gonna choose the coblation method

I really HATE those tonsil stones!

Did you have halitosis? Did tonsillectomy solve that?

And what about being always tired? Do you think it's related somehow?

 
Old 03-24-2006, 01:40 PM   #4
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

Yeah, I had tonsil stones. No bad breath though (thank God!). I am only POD #8, so I am still tired from not eating much. If you're tired, maybe you have sleep apnea??? Are your tonsils really big and cause you to snore? I can't see why they would make you tired. They're just food particles. I don't know.
Well, good luck!

 
Old 03-30-2006, 03:38 AM   #5
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

hi again, on monday im going to the ENT.

One last question:

If i'm going to have a Tonsillectomy, do you recommend having an Adenoidectomy too?

(I notice my right ear is always a little clogged)

 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:17 PM   #6
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

Rendezj

I am into my 10 day post op....if you work, are you back to work? I am 44 and having a lot of throat and ear pain.....I actually feel whoosy...my ENT is out this week and can't answer my questions..

does Your throat feel real meaty in some areas...I still can't eat but now citric acid fruit punch hurts to swallow...I am weak and I believe its due to me not being able to eat...popsicles just don't cut it...ice cream makes my mouth water severely and produces mucus in my throat.

 
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

i am 28 yrs old. i am a nurse in a busy pediatric ICU and went back to work monday at POD 11. I work 12 hours and worked for 3 days. i am really tired today, but it's ok. i don't feel very woozy, but it seems like that's pretty common for a lot of people on this site. i have been eating a lot of wonton and egg drop soup. (kind of my staples).
after a long day of work, my throat really hurts. i am still on a soft diet.
i am now POD 14. I have noticed an improvement over the past 2 days. good luck to you!

 
Old 04-02-2006, 02:49 PM   #8
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

Tomorrow i'm going to the ENT. Do you recommend having having an Adenoidectomy too? Or only tonsillectomy?

 
Old 04-02-2006, 04:54 PM   #9
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

i asked the doc about the adenoids as well. I'm in my 30's. He said usually adults don't have them anyhow, they have shrunk by that point. He said he was going to be very surprised if i had any-before I went into surgery. i guess i didn't have any, he didn't take them out. So unless they are enlarged or you have problems with them as an adult, I guess most adults don't even have them........

 
Old 04-02-2006, 06:11 PM   #10
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Re: Coblation Tonsillectomy?

I say they're lymph tissue, protective in nature. if you don't have a problem (I didn't), why have them removed? just more pain and risk of bleeding.

 
Old 04-27-2006, 09:23 PM   #11
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not really as painful as tonsillectomy taking the adenoids out is not as painful as taking out the tonsils...

 
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