A tonsillectomy is considered a safe procedure for adults. However, all surgery comes with risks. A 2014 report found that 1 in 5 adults who had their tonsils taken out had some kind of problems afterward. These included:
- Too much bleeding from the wound (hemorrhaging)
You're a lot more likely to have one of these issues if you have:
- A history of pus collecting on your tonsils (peritonsillar abscess)
- Another health problem
- Used antibiotics often in the past year
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