Adenoid and Grommet Post Op

Pre Operation Instructions

Docs will advise some pre-op work up like blood test including Hemoglobin and clotting time.

The patient will be given general anesthesia so he won’t be allowed to eat or drink for minimum 6 hours before and after surgery.

Normally surgery will take approx. 30-45 min for surger.

Post surgery What to Expect?


The patient may have some pain in throat and ear after surgery (severity varies from person to person) which is maximum on the 7-10th day. A mild to a moderate sore throat or intermittent twinges of pain from yawning, coughing, or sneezing may last for an additional 2-3 weeks. Liquid pain relievers (Lortab ® elixir or Tylenol ® with codeine elixir) taken by mouth are often effective.

Activity and rest

Care of Throat following the Surgery

The back of the throat is usually red, white and swollen during the first few days after tonsillectomy. Complete healing occurs at 2-3 weeks. Brushing the teeth during this time is encouraged although brushing the back of the tongue should be avoided Halitosis (bad breath) is normal in the first two weeks following surgery.

Small amounts of blood-tinged sputum are normal for several days after surgery, Staying well hydrated by frequently sipping water can minimize the halitosis and sore throat. Oral-hygiene is very important so you do gargle every time you eat something.