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Are there any risks involved in the tonsillectomy procedure?

While tonsillectomy is a simple and common surgical procedure, there are several risks associated with it.

The post-operative risks of tonsillectomy, the surgery employed to remove the tonsils, are low.

Some of the risks associated with this procedure include reactions to anesthesia, such as headache, nausea, vomiting or muscle soreness, swelling of the tongue and soft roof of the mouth, severe bleeding during surgery, bleeding during the recovery process, dehydration from not consuming enough fluids, difficulty breathing due to the swelling, as well as infection.

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