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Do You Have To Get Your Tonsils Removed
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
See below: If you have recurrent or persistent tonsilitis, this is the most common indication for surgical removal of your tonsils. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get an endoscopy after you have had your tonsils and adenoids removed? If not how long do I have to wait?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not so simple: Usually considered for infections, blockage, tumors. See an ENT to assess. ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes, although not a big change.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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