I had a tonsillectomy in June 2023 with lasting complications.
I had a tonsillectomy in June 2023 due to excessive tonsil stone formation. I am now experiencing taste distortion and a sensation of a ball of phlegm in my throat which I cannot clear or swallow away; these symptoms persist still after 4 months post surgery. I also have extremely sticky thick spit/phlegm in my mouth and throat. I must drink with every bite of food to swallow effectively. My ENT suspected silent GERD but at his direction, doubling my Lansoprazole dosage for 4 weeks did nothing. He now has scheduled a swallow test, speech therapy & a esophogram in 2 weeks. Looking for answers. Hoping nothing like cancer is going on. Is this anything anyone else has experienced as an adult having a tonsillectomy at 50+ years of age? I am 57.