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    Old 11-09-2017, 04:27 AM   #1
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    Tonsil size and correlation to recovery time of tonsillectomy?

    Hello I am an adult considering a tonsillectomy to rid myself of tonsil stones for good. I have small tonsils with holes and crevices that food gets stuck in. I have to pick the calcified gunk out, which exacerbates the situation as it enlarges the holes.

    I was just wondering if my recovery will be somewhat alleviated by the fact that my tonsils are small. My thought process is that since I am only removing a small chunk of flesh (compared to most tonsillectomy patients), the recovery will be more forgiving. It would also be a possible explanation as to why children recover faster, because their tonsils are not as large. I know I should've asked my ENT but it honestly didn't cross my mind until I got home :/ Can anyone share some insight?

    Thank you in advance

    Last edited by noname046; 11-09-2017 at 03:59 PM. Reason: Mistake in the title

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