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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't know enough: about your history to answer that.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably Not: The indication for tonsil removal is 6 documented strep infectioncs in one year, 4 infections 2 years in a row or or 3 infections 3 years in a row. An ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Tonsils: Try gargling with salt water or mouthwash.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Tonsils: The same risk as in younger age. You need the right ENT surgeon to see to it that there is no complicating factor to do the tonsillectomy at this age ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
A Couple of weeks: Barring any serious complications, may take up to two weeks to totally recover.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Swelling or 'exudate: The tonsils swelling up can give that puffy, 'fuzzy' feeling. Alternatively, if there is a current smoldering infection, the bacteria can produce a pu ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
ENT Dr, can evaluate: The more common reasons for getting tonsils removed are: snoring, sleep apnea, frequent tonsil infections, and persistently enlarged tonsils with "cry ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Worse for adults than children. Depends on a lot of things such as size of tonsils, how often inflamed, technique of surgery, etc.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : Hi, tonsils are important for our immune system they’re only to be surgically removed if they are not working properly anymore due to cronic infection ... Read More

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