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Can You Have Tonsillitis Without Tonsils
Can I still get tonsillitis without tonsils . I got my tonsils out when I was 7 and since than my sore throats are worse or they feel like that?
No and Yes...: Once you have a tonsillectomy, you can't get tonsillitis anymore. Unfortunately, there are other structures in the throat that can give you a 'sore throat', including the adenoid and the lingual (tongue) tonsils. That surgery is intended to reduce throat infection frequency and intensity but, won't stop viruses or these other factors. Check with your doctor for tips to reduce your burden. ...Read more
Drs always think I have tonsillitis because my tonsils are permenatly huge! I have to tell them I have no pain it's my normal size is this bad theirbig?
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
1 bigger tonsil I have had it for a few years it doesn't seem to be growing also had no problems , noticed size few years ago when i tonsillitis
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
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