Tonsillectomy Day 6 -Scabs Bleeding?

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day by Day

Day 6

A collection of various experiences of adult tonsillectomy patients on their sixth day of recovery

From thousands of post comments to the tonsillectomy recovery forum, I have assembled a sampling of various accounts and impressions of tonsillectomy recovery for each day. Below I share comments about tonsillectomy day 6. These comments are taken from tonsillectomy patients who were kind enough to share their experiences to help others as they navigate the bumpy road of tonsillectomy recovery.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 Scabs bleeding! : I can only eat popsicles.  That is all.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : At 5:30am, I started to panic because I coughed a lot and when I spit up some saliva in a tissue (which I have a habit of doing to see if there is any blood); I saw a slight hue of red. RED=BLOOD! So, of course I got nervous. After drinking some water, I tasted some blood but I didn’t see anymore and I was able to swallow with a bit more ease. It wasn’t the full scab that came off, but a piece of the scab on the right side. When I woke up, I drank water and felt a burst of pain in my ear and stinging in my throat for a couple minutes. When I brushed my teeth this morning, there was a little more blood when I spit into the sink, so I’m assuming I lost a little more of the scab. I’ve been sucking on ice chips the past few days and it really feels nice on my throat. I ate applesauce and soup today with a little ease. I’ve notice my ears get worse when I eat. I was craving pizza tonight and it was sitting on the counter (my family had it for dinner), so, I decided to be a champ and try it. I was able to eat all of the toppings off of a slice of pizza minus the spicy pepperoni. Let me tell you, it was a blessing! I tried gargling with cold water and even though I refuse to look at my throat, I can tell that it feel fresher and cleaner. Good news – I was able to swallow the amoxicillin today; it feels awesome because if I had to eat another cup of jell-o and medication, I’d die! Fifth day post-op and I actually stepped foot out of my house today. Since we have a huge snow storm, I had to make sure I was fully covered. Nevertheless, even though I only sat in the car, it felt good – it was progress! I was told that taking a warm shower before bed will help moisten my throat and potentially prevent coughing at night, so I tried it.

Tonsillectomy Recovery Day 6 scabs bleeding

Tonsillectomy Day 6 scabs Healing

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6 and the pain is just about the same as yesterday, but that relentless ache is exusting. I know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel (and it’s not a train) but when I am tired and weak and freaking out because my Mom went home and my husband decided to sleep in this morning leaving me to take care of my nearly 7 year old son…. Well, I got a little teary.
My husband took a gander at my throat today and declaired it “gross, but healing.

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Tonsillectomy Day 6 : day 6 here and I have to say, it definitely has been the hardest two days so far.  I am spent and am sick of not eating the way i want to.  I have been sticking to cold drinks and liquid meals.  Spoke with my PA today and she said to do my best to keep the scabs on for a minimum 10days by drinking tons of liquids.  The longer they stay on, the better the new skin underneath will be…so I am doing all I can to keep these puppies attached.  I have given up on eating anything warm or slightly solid,I just want this over with!!

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Yeah, so I slept for about 12 hours. But now I think sleeping that long was the worst idea ever! My hot pot ran out of water and I wasn’t sipping on water for those 12 hours. I just drank a smoothie mix every 4 hours to take my meds. I woke up with about 8/10 pain, tried to get up and passed out in the hallway. Oh Joy! My ears are killing me!

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Side note, i have lost like 12 lbs. Probably not healthily as all i have consumed it water, gatorade, jello and apple sauce. Those products are not known for their nutritional content. I have made two healthy juice drinks using my juicer, but don’t think that compensates for the lack of nutrients for the last week.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : The pain is rather terrible today, it was much worse last night.
At about 3am i woke up with pain, it was as if someone was stabbing my throat with a needle or pin
and i woke up this morning with blood in my mouth. Not a lot but it still scared me! I rinsed my mouth with ice water and sucked a piece of ice and it stopped.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6- good morning, post op appt- stints in nose removed, I can BREATHE again 🙂 went shopping at the mall for a few hours after- got home exhausted & later in pain ;(

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Recovery Day 6 (post-op day 7):
Another day filled with pain. Was able to drink an ensure today but did not eat much. Was able to eat some popsicles. During the evening time had horrible pain shooting from the right side of my throat and it felt like a burning feeling when I would drink anything almost as if I was drinking acid even when I drank water. Had to take a bit more Lortab to curve the pain. Looked at my throat with a flashlight for the first time since the surgery and it looked like a battle zone in there. Lots of white coating all over the tonsil beds and my uvula is still swollen very large and kind of sticking to one of the sides of my throat. Could see the white scabs as well.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6: I cried over applesauce and pudding. It hurts to swallow, I can’t yawn and just try to blow your nose without wanting to fall over and die. This pain is ridiculous. I woke up in the middle of the night with a dry throat and more pain than I could imagine so I dragged myself downstairs and forced down some pain meds to help me take the pain.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 :day 6 of my recovery and in the worst pain ever. I thought I was on the mend, only having pain on the one side but then I started to cough, and it kept me up all of last night and all of that white membrane over teh surgery site is starting to come off as well as some of the scabs… is that normal? I am very scared that with my coughing it’s going to cause issues that will result in another surgery.

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September 16, 2016 12:30 am
I am on day 5 of my recovery from an adult tonsillectomy.30 ur Female. Had quite a scare today. Haven’t been eating anything solid, my diet has consisted of water, ice, Gatorade, sprite and popscicles. Not fun. I had the pain meds increased by my ENT, at this point I thought I was dying. I started getting a slight cough, tried to ignore it, but couldn’t. I coughed and bam, I’ve never lost so much blood in my life, my scabs had prematurely came of on just my day 5. I tried everything under the sun to stop the bleeding, after filling up the bottom of my kitchen sink, 2 water bottles and soaking 2 hand towels, I had to have my sister call an ambulance, I literally thought that I was going to bleed to death. After the ambulance arrived and rushed me to the hospital, the doctor on call told me its “pretty common to bleed when the scabs started to come off”, granted I had prepped and read reviews on this procedure before it happened I knew a little bleeding occurred with the scabs loosening and falling off. Finally after about 10 minutes, the bleeding stopped. I came home took another dose of my meds considering at this point all I had was very raw surgical sites. It helped. Around 3 hours had passed at this point, so I was doing my normal, netflixing and sucking on ice when low and behold, I started hemmoraging yet again!!!!! I tried to stay calm and in control but the blood was pouring. I didn’t have time to suck on ice or gargle salt water because the blood was so intense. I knew I had to go back to the emergency room, this time having my fiance drive me. This time I made sure to bring the bottles with me that I was disposing the blood in. Almost to the hospital I started choking, at this point I had no idea what was going on until one huge cough came and a huge huge (like baseball size) blood clot along with the remaining scabs that were on my sites came straight up, they were so big I had to spit them in my hand towel I had to wipe my face and hands on, because what was coming up was not about to go into the mouth of this water bottle I had. They took me to the back straight away, I looked like I had been filming the “Carrie scene at prom” honestly. The doctor examined the clots and scabs and reassured me, I made the right decision to go back to the er, also reassuring me that we have alot of blood to lose before we actually bleed out and die, but even given the facts, seeing that much blood would honestly terrify anyone! I didn’t post this to scare anyone, that’s a promise, but instead I posted this because I was never really fully informed about how… Read more »
September 15, 2016 2:13 pm

I’m on day 6 of recovery, my uvula is still slightly swollen which concerns me a bit because I don’t know how long it will take to go down. I have been drinking lots of water, my scab on the right side seems be falling off more than the left side again this concerns me as well. I took a flashlight to look at… I’m concerned of bleeding when the scabs start to come off more. Any advice ?

Helen sowa
August 24, 2016 5:40 pm

OMG! I honestly feel like I’m in hell 😩 The pain is excruciating! Had op last Friday and was in hospital 4 days. I can’t take ibuprofen so am on paracetamol and tramadol but it doesn’t touch the pain. I feel like everyone thinks I’m exaggerating…. I have had a couple of sobbing episodes, try to limit these as the pain is unbearable! I’m 43 and have 4 children so I know what pain is like… But this is torture I regret having it done at this moment. They found a lump in nasal cavity and took biopsies so fingers crossed all ok.

September 13, 2016 8:24 am

As have I, I have been sobbing at certain times because I don’t know what else to do it hurts so bad. It’s excruciatingly painful, I can’t wait for day 9, I’m actually struggling at this point, I’m hungry and tired and just want it to be over with.