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What are the risks and it's prevalence of tonsillectomy ? will it affect ones' ability to sing? have tonsillitis more than 6 x a year lasting v long ea

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Most common risk is: Bleeding. It can occur up to two or more weeks after surgery. More likely in adult males. 6 infections a year would qualify you for a tonsillectomy but the procedure is still elective. Frequent strep positive infections have been associated with cardiovascular disease later in life. Taking the tonsils out does change the size of the resonant cavity but does not effect the voice box.

Answered 11/27/2013

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