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Monday, December 9, 2013
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Nightmares after Surgery
my grandaughter..five..had her tonsils out a week ago and has since been waking throught the night crying and yelling saying she doesnt know what is wrong just that she must be having nightmares...can this be a side affect? this hasnt happened before
There's a good chance this is just related to the pain from her surgery. This pain can last easily for 10 days to 2 weeks, and certainly could be disturbing her sleep. If the problem continues beyond another week or two, I would consult your pediatrician.
Allen M Seiden, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Division of Rhinology and Sinus Disorders, Director of University Taste and Smell Center, Director of University Sinus and Allergy
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati