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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it serious to have large tonsils and slightly enlarged adenoids?

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Dr. Dean Trigg
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Enlarged tonsils and adenoids in children is a common finding. Unless the tonsils and adenoids are causing more problems than they are worth (labored breathing at night is impacting the quality of sleep or there are recurrent infections) then the size is of no great consequence. A visit to an ENT doc is still recommended to fully evaluate.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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