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My daughter had a tonsillectomy adenoidectomy and nasal carterization 3 weeks ago all her scabs have fallen off except one area. It is clearly a white string tied in a knot. I've had 3 kids have tonsillectomy procedures in the last 18 mos and I know this is not part of normal recovery process. Going back and looking at her recovery pictures since she's had it done we have been able to see it this whole time but did not know what it was until today. She took a pic and had some saliva buildup so I had her drink a glass of water and retake the strings had moved. I'm very concerned and kinda freaking out! Yes I have contacted the surgeon who did the procedure but it can sometimes take days to get back to u and if it wasn't something that's normal would he actually tell me that? Also no she did not have a post op appt b/c his office doesn't see his patients again unless there is a problem

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replied July 26th, 2017
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Welcome to e health forum.

The description that you have provided is more likely of a suture that was placed during the procedure, to control the bleeding. The remnant of the scab is most likely stuck within the suture and hence has not yet fallen off.

If you are concerned that the area has not healed completely or if there are any troubling symptoms, you should consult with the treating doctor and seek a proper opinion.

I hope this helps.

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