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Im recovering from a tonsillectomy...
Im recovering from a tonsillectomy, day 4. The doc said it went really well and the tonsils needed to come out. I had tonsilllitis and strept way too often in my adult life. Now I wonder if something were serious going on would he have been able to get an indication when he took them out? He never suggested anything, nor was he suspicious, but my anxiety is getting the best of me. My follow up isnt until July 8th.
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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
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Hi, not quite sure I understand what your question is. For those who have many repeated strep throats, there are studies to support the need to remove the tonsils. Let me know what you are anxious about.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Sorry I wasnt clear. I was wondering if he could tell If there were some kind of growth or cancer, I dont know why my mind is even going there, guess the internet puts thoughts into your head.

I suggested it pre surgery and he said he had no suspicion at all of something like that.

Doctor: Dr. Mark, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
he most definitely would know. All surgical specimens, in your case the tonsils, are sent to pathology for staining and microscopic examination by a pathologist. Your surgeon gets the results. If there was any suggestion on the pathology report of cancer it would be your doctor's responsibility to inform you.
You can call his office this week to get the final pathology report. I'm sure you are fine and have nothing to worry about.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
One last question, does the pathology report get generated rather quickly? If surgery was done Thursday would he have heard by lets say Monday?
Doctor: Dr. Mark, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
It takes several working days. He should have it early next week. Depends on how quick the pathology dept. functions
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