Removal of the glands: consequences
Mar 25, 2018
The removal of tonsils is a procedure in which complications do not occur very often, since it is considered to be one of the simplest operations.
However, any surgical intervention, including such simple and common, can have any negative consequences for the patient - either because of the characteristics of the patient's body itself, or because of a surgeon's mistake during the operation. What consequences can the unsuccessful operation have?
Gland removal: effects that do not require treatment
After surgery, the body experiences severe stress, especially when any part of it, which is glands, is completely removed. After the tonsils are removed, often there is such trouble, as very strong pain in the throat, which can last several weeks. Do not think that it means anything bad for your body: just a traumatized throat still experiences stress after intervention and gets used to its new condition. Sometimes such pain can last three or four weeks, so do not worry about it.
But if the pain lasts longer, then this is a serious reason to see a doctor for a second examination, as this is already a deviation from the norm.
Cutting of glands leads to the fact that you lose an organ that previously performed certain functions, namely, protecting the body from all sorts of infections.
Unfortunately, now it is much easier for you to catch a virus disease, because your natural helpers do not protect you anymore. After that, there can be pharyngitis or bronchitis, which can continue often enough - until the body rebuilds its immune system in a way that can protect itself, without the help of tonsils.
Particularly strongly, such consequences are the removal of the glands in children who are of poor health, although on the other hand, it is much easier for the children's organism to rebuild their internal systems than for an adult who will be rebuilt a new way for a long time. Although it all depends on the initial human immunity and the body's ability to adapt.
Surgery to remove glands often leads to the fact that the mucous membrane of the throat can quickly become inflamed due to too cold drinks and food. This side effect is likely to pass with time, but some time after the operation - sometimes quite long - you should eat cold food and cold drinks in small quantities until the body gets used to it. Sometimes this regime has to adhere to all life.
Removal of the glands: consequences requiring the intervention of the physician
Unfortunately, there are also side effects that require repeated intervention by the physician or even one more operation. Especially this is fraught with the removal of glands under local anesthesia: the fact is that the patient should not talk on the day of the operation, but the next day it is recommended to maintain maximum speech activity so that no adhesions in the throat form. However, the patient feels pain and is slightly afraid to talk.
This lack is deprived of the removal of glands under general anesthesia: the patient simply sleeps one day, and the next day wakes up and starts talking freely, almost not paying attention to the pain. However, general anesthesia has its dangers: general anesthesia is a very strong blow to the body, and doctors usually do not recommend it when there is an alternative to a weaker but also safer local anesthesia. Although the choice of anesthesia, if it is not fatal initially, always remains with the patient.