A 37-year-old member asked:
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severely enlarged tonsils with no pain. do they have to come out?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Enlarged tonsils are removed if they are a chief part of the problem in sleep apnea in adults, or if there is concern of a cancer. They are also removed if you have 5 to 7 infections in a year, or 3 to 5 a year for multiple years, or chronic pain.
Answered on Mar 26, 2018

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