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A 24-year-old female asked:

At what point do you consider tonsillectomy? i've been having tonsil stones the last month and difficulties swallowing. post nasal drip associated?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Insurance won't pay: Ent surgeons simply don't do tonsillectomies at the rate they did 30-40 years ago. In my non-surgical physician opinion..Your symptoms are not any where severe enough to have this done either. Tonsilar calculi (singular: calculus) are basically deposits of calcium and phosphorus in the tonsillar mkatrix. Laser, curetting and several other methods including tonsillectomy are options.
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