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Can you get tonsillitis if you have had your tonsils removed?

Can you get tonsillitis if you have had your tonsils removed?

No: However, you can still get infections of the throat. It's really pharyngitis not tonsillitis since the tonsils are (or in your case, were) part of the pharynx. ...Read more

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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


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How do you know when your tonsils need to surgically be removed?

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How do you know when your tonsils need to surgically be removed?

See below: If you have recurrent or persistent tonsilitis, this is the most common indication for surgical removal of your tonsils. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times do you have to get tonsillitis to get your tonsils removed?

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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If you have gallstones do you have to get your whole gallbladder removed?

If you have gallstones do you have to get your whole gallbladder removed?

If symptomatic. : The gallbladder is a gallstone "factory": if we just get rid of the stones and leave the gallbladder, new stones will form. Thankfully, most people have no change in their digestive function w/o the gallbladder. Btw-if you have stones found incidentally but have no symptoms, we do not recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get an endoscopy after you have had your tonsils and adenoids removed? If not how long do I have to wait?

Can you get an endoscopy after you have had your tonsils and adenoids removed? If not how long do I have to wait?

Yes: Having tonsils and adenoid removed should not affect being able to do an endoscopy. If was just done, probably would wait until throat healed- check with gastroenterologist for timing, . ...Read more

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How bad do you have to have tonsillitis for them to be removed?

How bad do you have to have tonsillitis for them to be removed?

Tonsillectomy: Tonsillectomy is commonly performed for recurrent infection (4-5 episodes annually) or severe infection causing a complication or hospitalization. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to get my tonsils removed?

How to know if i need to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsillectomy: It depends on the reason. If you are having Chronic tonsillitis or more than 3 episodes of acute tonsillitis per year fro 2-3 years, also if you are getting painful tonsil stones as well as airway oropharyngeal obstruction due to enlarged tonsills leading to swallowing or breathing problems. Your ENT will evaluate you for tonsillectomy indications. ...Read more

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How to determine if i may need to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsils: As an adult, we usually recommend removal if you have chronic tonsillitis, where you have three or more episodes of tonsillitis per year for 3 or more years. There are other criteria, but this would be one reason. If your tonsils are really large and obstructive, sometimes we'll take then out for that, too. ...Read more

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Do you have to go to doctor if have tonsil cyst?

Do you have to go to doctor if have tonsil cyst?

Yes: This may be a cyst or may be a solid mass. Best to have your otolaryngologist look at it. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have to get your wisdom teeth out?

How do you know if you have to get your wisdom teeth out?

Consult your DDS: You should have an exam and x-rays to evaluate if your wisdom teeth need to be removed or not. ...Read more

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If you get fiberglass in your eye, do you need surgery to get it removed?

If you get fiberglass in your eye, do you need surgery to get it removed?

Possibly: Either way, it is best to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible for determination. Don't waste precious time on the internet when it comes to your eyes--best to seek professional help. ...Read more

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Do you still need to get wisdom teeth removed if they are not bothering you?

Do you still need to get wisdom teeth removed if they are not bothering you?

Not usually: In most cases, wisdom teeth that are not causing pain or swelling of the gum can be left alone. Even so, a dentist should evaluate them on x-ray to make sure they are not damaging other teeth or the jaw. If not, it may be fine to keep them and have them evaluated by your dentist periodically. ...Read more

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If you have genial warts do you have to go to doctor in order to get rid of them?

If you have genial warts do you have to go to doctor in order to get rid of them?

YES: Yes see your doctor for permanent cure , caused by hpv virus, contagious to the partner, may cause cancer of cervix in female. ...Read more

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How can I know if you ever get your wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures at ages 15-24. See your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...Read more

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How do you eat if they have to cut out your tongue for cancer?

How do you eat if they have to cut out your tongue for cancer?

You adapt: As long as you have the back of your tongue and some of the front you can do pretty well with eating. The tongue helps to move the food around and back and the back of the tongue stimulates the swallowing reflex. ...Read more

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How should I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

How should I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsils out?: There are many reasons for removal of the tonsils -- recurrent tonsillits, usually at least six episodes in the last year or four episodes in the past six months; one tonsil larger than the other; large tonsils causing airway obstruction -- snoring or sleep apnea; peritonsillar abscess; and a seldom seen diphtheria carrier. ...Read more

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