I was very anxious about the procedure. I next woke up in the room I started in. Lol. I can honestly say that it was nowhere near as bad as I anticipated. (Edit) Respond to this On February 6, 2013 at 11:05 am Amanda Farrell said: Thank you so much for getting back to me so quick! Of note, these 5 children’s age ranged from 1 to 3 years (1). However, tonsil cancer can also occur in the pharyngeal tonsils also called adenoids. Nothing to worry about though, as I am eating normal and they are slowly coming off. A new treatment called induction chemotherapy is being used to shrink tumors. I drank as much water as I could as often as I could. (Edit) Respond to this On December 26, 2012 at 10:35 am Karen said: I also want to thank you for your pics. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); There are two types of cancer that affect the tonsils i.e. Idk if this line of thinking is correct or not but my hopes is when the white stuff leaves my throat it won’t hurt anymore. Thanks Norma Ivie (Edit) Respond to this On December 14, 2012 at 2:27 am Autumn said: Hey Norma, I had severe pain in my tongue up until day 14 or so. © 2005 - 2019 WebMD LLC. I suffer panic attacks and I have been having them all week! Do some scabs heal faster than others? I am so so worried about the pain and sleepless nights after the op! Tonsil Cancer most commonly occurs in the palatine tonsils, which are located on either side of the throat. The recovery will be a little rough. We’ll be here for you. (Edit) Respond to this On February 6, 2013 at 11:00 am Greg Tooke said: Amanda- Hello! Although the specific cause of tonsil cancer is not known yet, but several risk factors have been identified, including tobacco and alcohol use. So day 8 and you should feel better? Tonsils vary widely in size and swell in response to infection. For some it can be quite disturbing. Your email address will not be published. Sounds like a yahoo! RE Rlw7v@yahoo.com Firstly, I wanted to thank all the contributors to this website. The white you see is that scabs that formed. Most tonsil cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, which arise in the lining tissues of the mouth. I awoke in recovery 45 mins later and it was all over. Hi Keiyarna! It’s a really simple surgery and almost always goes smoothly. Tonsil Cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in one of the three types of tonsils of the throat. A warning:  These tonsillectomy pictures may not be for the faint of heart! All rights reserved. The tonsils (palatine tonsils) are a pair of soft tissue masses located at the rear of the throat (pharynx). She also is having more pain on left side. // < ! (Edit) Respond to this On February 8, 2013 at 4:26 am Amanda Farrell said: I had them removed yesterday!! From these three sets of tonsils, the palatine tonsils are the most likely to become malignant or in other words, cancerous. The last type of tonsils which usually comes to our mind, when we hear the term tonsils. My physician will not give me any more pain meds because he said on day 8 I shouldn’t have any pain yet I welcome him to feel the pain I am in right now. I really had no idea what my tonsils were supposed to look like. I was the last one to have surgery and was the only patient there. It’s not going to be pleasant for a while, but you’ll get through it. I’m 15 years old and I’m on my sixth day of recovery the pain is slightly easing off one of my problems is that I can’t swallow very well not due to pain but when I swallow I feel Asif I haven’t swallowed anything and the saliva is still in my mouth . More than likely it’s just from surgery rather than something you ate. The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system, which helps to fight infections. I woke up and had a (literal) reptile-like tongue. Don’t worry to much. Thank God you found this site or you might just worry something is seriously wrong with you! (Edit) Respond to this On December 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm Judy D. said: Thank you for these pictures. 4-8 Varying values of prevalence of canine tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma have been reported, most recently it has been described to represent 9% of … (Edit) Respond to this On January 1, 2013 at 8:22 am Greg Tooke said: Hi Catherine. Other studies found tonsil regrowth after partial tonsillectomy ranging from 6 to 17% (2,3). Infection by human papilloma virus plays an important role in the development of genetic changes that initiate the development of throat cancer. How long until my throat is pink and normal again? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. At my post op check up my doctor informed me that some people’s scabs come off a lot slower than others. Just taking 2 paracetamol and 2 nurofen together every 6 hours and it’s working well. The goal of tonsil cancer treatment is to permanently cure the cancer or to bring about a complete remission of the disease. [CDATA[ Normal sores or sore on the tonsil heals automatically as your tonsils cells grow back. Patients with stage III or IV tonsil cancer will likely need chemotherapy. Tonsil cancer may begin as sore on tonsil or hole in tonsil at the back of the throat due to tonsillar lymph node. Also my tongue is yellow any ways to fix that ? Red Swollen Tonsils are very common in case of a cold virus infection. [CDATA[ This includes old age over 50 years, chewing betel quid (paan), compromised immune system due to conditions such as HIV/AIDS. (just avoid tomatos) Another tip, don’t stress, the stress will delay healing, and just set up all your fave, teddies, movies, shows, mags whatever it is, but i guarantee all you will want to do the first wee while is sleep. Strep throat is an infection of your throat, and sometimes tonsils, that's caused by bacteria. But, throat cancer due to HPV or cancerous bump on tonsil> do not go away. http://tonsillectomyrecovery.com/oral-thrush-candida/, Your email address will not be published. I didn’t know what to expect even though it was it was explained. The op went well! I think I need to stick with softer foods because I realize how sore my throat is after I get done eating. To enlarge the pictures simply click on the image. It was quite informative both preop as well as post op. It’s possible that you have oral thrush – http://tonsillectomyrecovery.com/oral-thrush-candida/ Thoughts? [CDATA[ Problems with eating, swallowing and talking may occur, and the sense of taste may be altered. its swells up on the ride side of my tongue it hurts like crazy . On February 6, 2013 at 11:34 am Jess said: Hi Amanda! (Edit) Respond to this On February 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm Mairi Lindsay said: Hi Amanda, First of all relax, don’t stress.

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