The Vocal Cords Feel Swollen After Tonsillectomy?
Doctor, I only had tonsillectomy for 4 days, and I was surprised, when I coughed, as if there was meat coming out, it turned out that my vocal cords were swollen. Well. Is it okay doctor.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The sensation that you feel can occur due to various things, including due to swelling of the vocal cords. But this needs to be confirmed again because the swelling of the vocal cords cannot be seen by the layman's eyes. Usually, this is only known by a special tool in the form of a small mirror owned by an ENT doctor, or through certain procedures where a camera is inserted into the area.
So besides swelling or inflammation of the vocal cords, there are still other possibilities such as strep throat, inflammation of the esophagus, or other conditions depending on the results of the examination. To make sure you better check your condition again to the ENT doctor so that you can do a history, physical examination and possibly the support needed to be able to establish the diagnosis and determine the best treatment. Regarding dangerous or not, it should not be dangerous, because no matter how it feels like there is meat that wants to come out, nothing will really come out. But if you are already disturbed when swallowing, then it is time to immediately see your doctor.
Meanwhile, multiply the consumption of food and warm drinks. Reduce talking, avoid spicy, sour and greasy foods, avoid smoking, consume lozenges, and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.