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A 19-year-old female asked:

How to tell if you need your tonsils removed? my tonsils are so big you can't see down my throat and i'm sure i'm getting tonsillitis

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
ENT: Have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, Throat specialist to further evaluate your tonsils. There are certain criteria that will permit the ENT physicians to proceed with tonsillectomy.
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
Tonsils: Generally if you have 6 episodes in one year or three per year fro three years of culture proven bacterial infections or have significant sleep apnea (proven on sleep study) you would need them removed

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