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A 23-year-old female asked:

i was diagnosed with chronic cryptic tonsils and tonsils stones and made an appt to get my tonsils out. i just started coughing a lot. what's wrong?

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Dr. Thomas Costello
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
May be unrelated: Cryptic tonsils and tonsil stones by themselves are not dangerous but they can cause some very annoying symptoms. Coughing is not necessarily a sign of tonsil stones. If the particles come out and tickle the throat it can sometimes cause a cough at that time. Otherwise, it might be a good idea to get checked for other causes of a cough - certainly do this before the surgery.

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