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is removing tonsils at age 19 dangerous?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely not: In the hands of a competent, board certified ENT surgeon, the risk is not any greater than it is in children. Severe pain and a 1% chance of post-operative bleeding must be accepted.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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Almost never: If your tonsils are being removed by a board certified ENT surgeon, the chance of danger is extremely small (about1%). Hemorrhage is the only seriou ... Read More
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