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A 26-year-old female asked:

Tonsil crypts dev. over a year. constant stones. constant irritation of tonsils for 2 years. 2 ents won't do tonsillectomy. say tonsils fine?!

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Second opinion: If a patient has tonsil symptoms, and actually has enlarged tonsils, painful tonsils, repeated tonsil stones, or other symptoms such as snoring, recurrent strep throat infections, etc..., and she feels her ENT doctor is not helping enough, she can see another ENT doctor for a second opinion. Insurance usually covers first and second opinions the same way, but one can also self-pay in some cases.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
TIME: Your ENT has your best interests at heart. Time will heal this as your tonsils shrink with age. If STREP is an issue you can take a daily tablet of penicillin V. Tonsillectomy is an awful procedure which is rarely done anymore.

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Last updated Oct 8, 2017

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