Our expert says:
I agree that you need to see an ENT. A tonsillectomy at a later stage of life is considered one of the most painful operations that one can have, and the healing time varies greatly from patient to patient. Your post-operative course was also stressfull, but bleeding after a tonsillectomy is a reality, and can occur in any patient after the op. It may be that you will just take longer to get back to normal. Having to deal with the added stress of a baby, and the post natal depression is making thing more difficult for you. It is important that you have the examinations to make sure there is no problem, as a negative CT scan is also a very important answer. The globus sensation (lump in the throat) is caused by involuntary contraction of the constrictor muscles in the throat, and this can cause severe pain. The fact that you had the operation has caused irritation to the muscles in that area, as the tonsils are situated on the constrictor muscles. Removing them causes an inflammatory reaction to these muscles, it is possible that the muscle- bed is just taking longer to heal. In your case I would most likely have suggested the same, as any problems can be addressed, and if you know all is well, you will realise that things should settle in time. Not every patient reacts the same way, so do not worry to much if all the tests are negative, it only means that you are taking a bit longer to settle after your operation.
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