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 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 exhausting. 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 declared it “gross, but healing.

Tonsillectomy Day 6 : Day 6 = Ouch

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 app’t- 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 the 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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521 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day 6 -Scabs Bleeding?

  1. Just finishing up day 4 with only one tonsil removed…had very little to eat and taking pain meds every 4 hours…peeps were right, days 1 and 2 were tolerable but starting on 3 they got worse…4.5 hours to go on day 4 and it seems as if this has been going on for 2 weeks, who woulda thunk it…

  2. Day 6 of me recovering from my tonsillitis I was doing everything that I was supposed to be doing eating ice cream,ice,water..till later that night I started to feel blood just pouring in back my throats so I get up to spit and its blood clots HUGH ONES! So I went to hospital in the middle of night they said my left tonsil opened up and bleed made me throw up that made it worse so I had to get surgery AGAIN! At day 6.. doc said he would just burn it back to scab.. now I am started all over at day dam one! Soooo much pain again if anyone went through the same thing let me know how it happen and what happen please! I just want THIS OVER!!

    1. I am so sorry to hear this Tommie! It was bad enough already! But to have to start over is terrible! I swear I keep going back and forth in my mind wondering if I should have just left these dang tonsil alone! Ugh!

  3. Day 6 in the UK, slept better than the night before but woke up around 7 in unbelievable pain! Feels relentless now with the ear pain! Had to double up on the codeine this morning and been alternating my ibuprofen and paracetamol every two hours to stop the pain from fully returning which seems to help but can only take liquid forms at the minute. Just hoping it doesn’t get any worse than this! Fed up of not being able to eat properly

    1. Me too! I’m sick of not being able to eat like I want and need to.

  4. Day 6 post op. Operation 22/01/18 U.K.
    I woke late last night in terrible pain and never went back to sleep. It’s now 4pm the next day and I have tried to stay awake in the hope I can sleep through the worst of it tonight. I am on very weak pain relief because I’m from the uk and they like to make us suffer here. I have to say keeping myself busy today, has taken my mind off the pain but I’m dreading the night ahead. Last night was an 8-10. I hope tonight there is an improvement in that score. It’s so depressing. Fingers crossed no blood as yet. Bad bad breath though (yuck)

    1. Day 6 in the uk too. Pain in ears left side of throat,disturbed sleep. Soluble paracetamol are my best friend. Drinking water at room temperature helps. Just want it over now.

    2. Hi Jenna,

      I am on day 6.. UK also! When did things get better? When did your bad breath go away?

      Hope you are feeling much better now.

      1. The bad breathe goes a way around the 5th day but the taste is still there for about 5 more days but on the 8th day it doesn’t taste that bad anymore….Im on my 9th day after surgery…Im 13 years old😊

    3. I’m in the uk 4 days after tonsillectomy and they don’t make you suffer here at all! They just don’t provide you with paracetamol in hospital because it’s cheaper to buy it yourself.

      You can buy cocomadol & ibruprofen off the counter and this is working for me. It would cost more on prescription. That’s moderate pain relief and whilst it still hurts,I’m eating food.

      Pain is different for all,and the pain is vile as I’ve got it,but no ones making you ‘suffer’

      This is short term pain for long term gain and all things you can do to make yourself better is availible to you.

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