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Can You Get Tonsillitis If You Don T Have Tonsils
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I haven't been coughing, but suffer from tonsillitis! I want my tonsils out I get it twice maybe 3 times a year ?
See an ENT: Having three episodes of tonsillitis a year for several years in a row meets criteria for tonsillectomy. I would suggest you set up an ENT appointment to discuss surgery. Keep in mind that all of the risks as well as benefits need to be entertained prior to surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends: The most recent guidelines for tonsillectomy based upon frequency of tonsillitis are: 7 episodes in 12 months or 5 episodes per year for 2 years or 3 episodes per year for 3 years or 4 episodes of strep in a year. Other factors that may be taken into account are severity of episodes, days of school/work missed, etc. Patients who have had a peritonsillar abscess may be candidates as well. ...Read more
Generally not, but..: But consult with your otolaryngologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes possible: although your symptoms will be much less severe. Even if your tonsils may not have grown back but you may have tonsil tissue left behind. Also, if your adenoids were not removed during the initial surgery, strep may infect those as well. ...Read more
I keep getting tonsillitis a lot but do not always go to the doctors but i want my tonsils out, will i still get tonsillitis?
At 50 I still get tonsillitis several times a year and have from early childhood. My tonsils are permanently enlarged too. Doctor won't remove them.
Tondillectomy: Hello, reasons for tonsillectomy are recurring infections, obstruction causing sleep troubles or swallowing problems, heart failure, abscess formation, asymmetrical size and cancer suspicion. You may qualify with sleep issues due to enlarged size and recurring infections. Sometimes the bacteria which causes the infections “live” within the tonsils and removal is indicated. See another ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No you can't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Needs clarification: Infected tonsils and lymphoma are two completely different things (lymphoma is a type of cancer). Having said that, yes if one has an acute tonsillitis, they can spread it to someone if they are playing tonsil hockey (kissing) with someone else....[unfortunately that will be the only hockey we will see for awhile due to the nhl lockout :( ]. ...Read more
I get tonsillitis about once every 3-5weeks, it's not very painful, but my tonsils swell up to a considerable size. Should i get a tonsillectomy?
I have white lines on my tonsils and I touched it a lil and it bleed a bit. I get tonsillitis 2xs a year is that related? My tonsils are swollen too
Watchful waiting.: If you don't have a fever, don't have enlarged lymph nodes on the side of the neck, and you're otherwise feeling okay, you can probably wait a few days before seeing the doctor. The white lines could be pus... But not necessarily. Sometimes plain 'ole mucus can look like whitish lines on the tonsils. I would try gargling with warm salt water and some Ibuprofen for a few days, then see doc. ...Read more
Tonsillitis: can your tonsils swell shut and prevent breathing and what to do if this happens? obviously call 911 but what to do until they get here?
Can U request to have UR tonsils removed? I get strep &/or tonsillitis regularly & I have dealt with chronic tonsil stone for 10 yrs. I'm 25 & Female.
Sure: See your primary care doctor to discuss this. He or she can refer you to an ENT surgeon if you meet clinical criteria for tonsillectomy. ...Read more
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