Instructions Following Laryngoscopy

Recovery from Laryngoscopy is usually rapid, but depending on the degree of tissue removal and method there may be differences in degree of discomfort and speed of recovery

Important things to do to at home:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Rest your voice. 
  • Avoid hot foods
  • Do not speak unless it is absolutely necessary if this is checked. ____

What to expect:

  • You may spit up a little blood
  • A sore throat of varying degree
  • Soreness in the tongue
  • Soreness of the gums, lips or teeth

Diet and activities:

  • Avoid intense exercise, sex or heavy lifting for 3 DAYS
  • Walking, being outside or driving are OK

When to call us:

  • Any sudden increase in pain, swelling, bleeding or trouble breathing
  • If you need anything more for pain or nausea

You will have prescriptions for:

  • Viscous xylocaine 2% – take one teaspoonful every 2 hours as needed for pain. 
  • Ketorolac – 10mg by mouth every 6 hours as needed for pain. 


About 1 week. Your appointment should already have been made. Call if you're not sure when it is scheduled. We will review the pathology report when you come for this visit.

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. (508)-540-0900.