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Tonsil Removal in Adults: The Aftermath
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Tonsil Removal in Adults: The Aftermath

I had my tonsils and adenoids (adenoids) removed 6 years ago, when i was 25. I had been prone to strep throat.  (I typicallly got it at least once a winter.)  And had been battling it that winter for 3 straight months.  So after many different rounds of many different antibiotics, my family doctor sent me to a ENT to have my tonsils and andenoids removed. Since then, any sore throat I get hurts exponentially more than before the surgery, and in a completely different way.  Where before, it would be just sort of raw soreness in the back of my throat, now it's sort of an open-wound type feeling from behind my nose, to my ears and down to the back of my throat.  Also when I sneeze or yawn (anytime, not just when my throat is sore) if feels like my throat can no longer stretch...and that also hurts.  Is this normal?
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This is not normal.  You should discuss this with the ENT who did the surgery and, if you get no satisfaction, seek a second opinion from another ENT.
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