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Pregnant, wants an abortion. Tonsillectomy scheduled. Safe to proceed with surgery?

Hi, I m 19 years old and just took a home pregnancy test that tested positive. I m scheduled to have a tonsillectomy in 3 days and I was wondering if I go in and talk to my doctors beforehand and tell them that I m okay with proceeding with the procedure, as I am definitely planning on terminating the pregnancy so I m not particularly worried about the dangers to the fetus or anything like that, what are the chances that I could still get my surgery?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon. On the basis of the information provided I would suggest you to postpone tonsillectomy for some time. Elective procedures can be re-scheduled easily. Planning for tonsillectomy in first trimester is not advisable. It is not only about the fetus but also for your health. First you should sort about your positive pregnancy test.
Whenever we are in such situation we can prioritize things. First you plan for either continuing pregnancy or aborting it. When you are free from this it will be to plan tonsillectomy
If you plan to go ahead with pregnancy it will be appropriate to plan tonsillectomy in second trimester or after the pregnancy is over
I hope this answers your concerns
with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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