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Tonsillectomy adult VS child Lebend. Lachen. Liebe 3 kids; San Antonio, Texas 33614 posts
7th Oct '11

Why is a tonsillectomy in a child is less likely to involve complications than the same procedure for an adult.

I'm using some Google shit too, but what do y'all think? I had mine taken out this year and it was HELL. But what about how it is as a kid?

Iron Hymen! 1 child; Washington 14532 posts
7th Oct '11

Probably because they have less time to have become infected or impacted or any other thing that can go wrong... and children's body's tend to heal faster from injuries and surgery anyway, so less recovery time, I guess?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
7th Oct '11

As an adult the tonsils are fully developed and therefore you are looking at a more in depth surgery. I had mine out at 16 which was considered adult.

Prettiiinpink! 10 kids; Virginia 2036 posts
7th Oct '11
Quoting Voll Von Liebe
shape0fmyheart 3 kids; Pennsylvania 911 posts
7th Oct '11

You know, I'm not entirely sure why it's worse for adults but my daughter just had her tonsils and adenoids out on Monday and has been wonderful. Her recovery has been a breeze thank goodness. She has only needed Motrin all week and was eating chicken nuggets the same night post-op.

Binky ♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6236 posts
7th Oct '11
Quoting Voll Von Liebe
P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
7th Oct '11

kids' bodies heal alot faster than adults. They are constantly growing and changing so idealy their cells would multiply faster. Also it is a smaller space that it has to heal.