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. I’m on day 6, 16 years old I’m chillin the pain is tolerable I haven’t tooken my pain meds in 3 days which is just children Tylenol and ibuprofen. I still can’t open my mouth wide enough to look at my scabs but last night I felt like my scabs were forming bc I could feel something when I swallowed or maybe it was them falling off 🤷🏼‍♀️ But right now all is good just really hungry CRAVING WINGS OR A BURGER and I’m so ready to work out again already and have fun !! Hopefully I’ll be okay by the end of this week to eat some real food. All I’ve been eating is Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes and of course popsicles

  2. Day 6 at 23 years old was going smooth for me, minus considerable pain of course, and a little bit of coughing in the evening. Bedtime came around, and I just couldn’t sleep for some reason. I was having bouts of coughing consistently now. It felt like there was something stuck in the back of my throat, tickling it, but it wouldn’t come out. 2:30 AM came around and I couldn’t hold going to the bathroom any longer. I sat on the toilet in great pain (that pain medicine sure makes you constipated 😂). I was nervous the whole time, afraid of exerting myself too hard. Soon enough I tasted blood pooling up in the back of my throat. I rushed to wash my hands and spit in the sink, and sure enough, I was spitting up a lot of bright blood. Not just specs of blood; it was pure blood! I woke my mom up and we rushed to the ER. I was trying not to panic, but I was a little nervous because the same thing had happened to my sister and she barely made it in time before she was choking on her blood. Long story short, I got to the ER and the doctors were too afraid to put me under general anesthesia for surgery (I had eaten a few hours before). So they “numbed” my throat and proceeded to suction the blood clot and cauterize the back of my throat to stop the bleeding. One of the most excruciating experiences of my life! I had to hold back tears😓

  3. I got mine out last Thursday and that first day was totally fine and now it’s day5/6 and I am in unbelievable pain I have BPD and this is making my mental state go haywire. I’ve had suicidal thoughts sense day two I want to die it’s so bad my tonsils were massive my doc said they were the biggest he’s ever taken out in the twenty years he’s been doing this. They were severely infected and it is horrible. I wish I wouldn’t have taken them out I am miserable way more than any sore throat I’ve ever had in my life… I haven’t eaten anything since surgery I can’t swallow water without it feeling like razorblades I have lost 17 pounds and counting I feel very sick I just want food so bad.ive even gotten ibuprofen, Benadryl, and throat spray nothing works. Someone help me…. please.

  4. Day 6 for me. 41 years old. Excruciating ear pain. Tongue swelling has gotten much better. No bleeding. Neck muscles hurt also. Tylenol seems to work better than the prescribed pain medication. This surgery is no joke, will have you begging for mercy. Got my pathology report, stated hyperplastic tonsils w/deep crypts.
    Reading others comments regarding recovery, experiences and suggestions has helped me thru this wretched time. Keep telling myself this too shall pass….

  5. I totally feel on all of this. I’m 6 days post tonsillectomy. I want to do is eat chips and pizza but I can’t. I can get down my meds okay but I just don’t want to. My throat has it’s momen of bleeding still.

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