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Bleeding, blood in vomit after tonsillectomy, no pain since then. Is this normal?

My daughter (10 yrs old) had tonsillectomy/adnoidectomy on Jan 7th. On Jan 13th, during the night, she started bleeding . Vomited blood . Gave her ice water. Went to ER. Bleeding stopped by the time we got there. Saw ENT Nurse Practitioner the following morning, and she said everything looks good. The scabs are about halfway gone now. My daughter had no pain at all yesterday after this all happened. Is she through the worst of it now? Should the bleeding be over?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
It seems that by this time sloughing on operated tonsils might have caused bleeding.
Give her light and liquid diet.
Avoid doing gargles or coughing forcefully.
Vomiting of blood might be due to swallowing of blood coming from tonsillar site.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Wed, 2 Oct 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Prahlad Duggal's  Response
Bleeding at 6th day can be because of infection in the tonsillar bed and should be treated with frequent rinses with dilute hydrogenperoxide and antibiotics. If on examination the tonsillar fossae on both sides are normal looking with no bleeding points or red areas, simple frequent rinses will do.
Answered: Wed, 2 Oct 2013
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