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can I get my tonsils removed

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes.: If these stones are a recurring problem, you certainly can have the tonsils removed.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: Those two indications probably will not be covered by your insurance. If you have other symptoms, these may be covered. You should see an ENT specia ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss with doctor.: An ENT (ear, nose and throat/otolaryngologist) specialist would be the best one to help make that determination. Usually 7 strep infections in a year ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Most anesthesiologists will not put you to sleep if you have a really bad cold. It is safer to wait 7-10 days for the cold to resolve.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You shouldn't unless: You meet surgical criteria. There was a time when tonsillectomies were done routinely without a specific indication. If you are having problems - see ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Do not need to: You do not need to eat frozen things after tonsil removal. Cold items are suggested in the first 24 hours to help reduce the swelling.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsils: Depends on how much this is affecting your activities of daily living. Relatively low risk procedure. Initial recovery about 3-4 weeks.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Temporarily: It should not affect any of the characteristics of your voice in the long term. But you will have quite a bit of pain after the procedure as you are ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Bad breath is caused by a number of different conditions...If your tonsils are "infected" they may contribute to bad breath.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Should be fine but..: Marijuana has many proven health benefits. I know of no evidence suggesting it would be detrimental to smoke some 3 days before surgery. See https:// ... Read More

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