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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514 thoughts on “Tonsillectomy Day 6 -Scabs Bleeding?”

  1. Day 6 was not much different from day 5 for me. More “scab” tissue fell off, light bleeding, mild stinging when eating or drinking anything. I started experimenting with lowering my dose of Lortab that night and holyjesusfvckingchrist do not do it. I woke up with the pain everyone else has been describing, whole head throbbing, intense ear and throat pain. This morning I’m back under control with the full 15ml pain relief. I’m probably going to wait until day 9 to start cutting it out again.

  2. The pain is shocking to me, realizing that it can get this bad. I woke up, around 3AM with a cough, and coughing is terrible. It feels like I’m getting stabbed in the throat. I found it where I couldn’t even swallow any saliva, it’s easier to spit it out in the trash can to avoid more additional pain. I ended up falling asleep, waking up, pain was there, or worse. I took some ibuprofen and started praying. My ears started to hurt and ache, and the pain was horrible. I went down stairs, ate some macaroni, and made some ramen. Currently, the pain isn’t bad, it has moments where you feel fine, and feel terrible. Only time will tell, I cannot wait to be healed. With me, eating food wasn’t too tough for me, if I was in serious pain, I would avoid it. Eating soup, pastas, don’t seem like a problem to me. DRINK PLENTLY OF WATER.

  3. 27 year old on Day 6 Recovery. I had the works- Adenotonsillectomy, Sinus surgery and Septoplasty however my pain has been very manageable. I stuck to a normal diet as much as possible as per surgeon instructions. I ate a sandwich two hours after my surgery, and now eat toast every day as well as cereal and roast vegetables. Day 5 and 6 I’ve been taking less pain meds, with only paracetamol during the day and Oxycodone (Endone) at night. I wake up with an alarm every 4 hours to take pain meds, and wake up every two hours to drink water so my throat doesn’t dry out – using a humidifier helps this. I’ve been chewing gum all day every day to keep my throat moist so I can keep the scabs on. I’ve noticed a bit of fresh blood at the back of my throat today, but nothing too concerning as I’m not spitting any up. Waking up during the night is the worst as there is a lot of mucus from the Adenoidectomy and sinus surgery which makes me struggle to breathe. I’ve had no serious pain yet so I’m hoping this stays the same.

  4. I’m on day 6. I’m 24 years old. Anyway pain is tolerable but my appetite is horrible. Can’t even drink liquids without in pain. I can manage some food but not much. I tried flat soda but one tiny sip turned into a huge nightmare. I could not quit coughing! Tears pouring down my face, gagging, you name it I had it. After I got the cough to stop the pain was horrible. I probably should take the numbing medication by now but anyway it hurts to swallow and to even do anything. I cant even drink a damn liquid without it hurting. I just want it to end 😭

    1. I’m on day 6 omg woke up at 3 felt like my throat was on fire only managed to eat mash potatoe and scrambled egg once only thing I’ve eaten since this normal

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