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Is it safe to get your tonsils removed?

Is it safe to get your tonsils removed?

Mostly, but why?: Tonsils used to removed far more often than is the practice now. You need to ascertain why the tonsils may need to be removed. If essential, the procedure is generally safe. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have tonsils removed?

How dangerous is it to have tonsils removed?

Almost never: If your tonsils are being removed by a board certified ENT surgeon, the chance of danger is extremely small (about1%). Hemorrhage is the only serious complication. You must, however, expect severe throat pain for about 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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How much is it to get your boobs done?

Cost varies: There are so many variables, it is difficult to answer with just one answer. Cost varies from doctor to doctor, depending on the skill and training of the doctor. Then there are also facility fees (what the hospital or surgery center charges), and these fees can vary by thousands of dollars. Best to find a surgeon you trust, then be up front and ask how much the total package would be. ...Read more

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Is getting ur tonsils removed painful or a serious surgery and how long is it to recover? Thank you so much for your time!

Is getting ur tonsils removed painful or a serious surgery and how long is it to recover? Thank you so much for your time!

Tonsilectomy: Any surgery is serious, but this is minimal in the correct hands. Normally you should be back to full activity within a few days. ...Read more

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How much is it to get a tonsillectomy with insurance?

How much is it to get a tonsillectomy with insurance?

Depends: It depends upon the hospital and your insurance. Hospitals and doctors charge different amounts for surgeries. Insurances cover different amounts. You need to talk to your hospital and your insurance company to get these answers. ...Read more

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How badly does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

How badly does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Depends: This depends on how scarred down your tonsils are. This is t ypically directly related to the number of infections that you have had. It also depends somewhat on the technique your surgeon uses. Adults who get tonsillectomy for chronic and recurrent infections typically report substantial discomfort that oral analgesics will usually adequately address. ...Read more

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I have an ingrown i think my big toe it bleeds and is swollen how much will it cost to get it removed and how long will it take to recover.

I have an ingrown i think my big toe it bleeds and is swollen how much will it cost to get it removed and how long will it take to recover.

Recovery is quick: The cost usually varies, probably in the $300-$500 range. Once the procedure is done, you can walk immediately in a shoe and you would need to clean it and change the bandage daily. There is no need to avoid activity as you will only experience mild soreness for a few days. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Yes: Worse for adults than children. Depends on a lot of things such as size of tonsils, how often inflamed, technique of surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Does it hurt a lot to get your tonsils removed?

Does it hurt a lot to get your tonsils removed?

Yes but not too much: You will be under anesthesia, after that the pain is not bad ...Read more

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How painful can it be to get your wisdom teeth removed?

How painful can it be to get your wisdom teeth removed?

Ice, rest and meds: Apply an ice pack to your face as soon as the procedure is over. If possible, place an ice chest in your car to hold ice packs. Take the prescribed medication as directed. Ask the dentist if you can take ibuprophen to decrease swelling. Obey the four s's : no sucking from straw, slurping from spoon, smoking, or steamy hot foods for 24 hours. Keep your head elevated and rest. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get into the hospital to get your tonsils removed?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get into the hospital to get your tonsils removed?

Trying to answer : Not sure what your question is exactly: ents can be seen in days to weeks and surgery can be scheduled in days to weeks in most cases. Most of the time the surgery takes between 30-45 minutes including time to go to sleep and wake up from anesthetic. Most adults can go home the same day but some need an overnight stay (if very obese or with bad sleep apnea or other serious coexisting disease). ...Read more

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How can it feel to have your gallbladder removed?

How can  it feel to have your gallbladder removed?

Asleep: One would be asleep under anesthesia & feel nothing during gallbladder surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is the most common way gallbladder surgery is performed now. After surgery there would be mild discomfort ecpected for a few days and then gradual return to normal within about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get surgery on your pituitary gland?

How dangerous is it to get surgery on your pituitary gland?

Pituitary surgery: It usually is not "dangerous" at all. Most neurosurgeons are able to perform this via intranasal route which limits adverse effects. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to try and get a vasectomy removal?

How dangerous is it to try and get a vasectomy removal?

Minimal risk: If you mean vasectomy reversal the risk is low but success rates depend on how long ago you had the vasectomy. ...Read more

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Impacted wisdom teeth! how is this treated? Do i need to get it removed?

Impacted wisdom teeth! how is this treated? Do i need to get it removed?

Extraction: Most impacted wisdom teeth are extracted if they could cause damage to the second molar or if they are symptomatic. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get your wisdom teeth taken out?

How painful is it to get your wisdom teeth taken out?

It depends: Speaking regarding wisdom teeth removal, there is no doubt that today that it can be done very confortablely with excellent anesthesia and IV sedation that you wake up and everything is done without you remembering a thing. Premedication with anti infamatory and anti swelling perscriptions can make even your experience afterwards very comfortable. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get my IUD removed?

How much does it cost to get my IUD removed?

Depends on insurance: Removing an iud is a quick procedure. The cost of any procedure depends on the type of insurance you have. It would be best to check with your doctor's office or insurance company. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get your braces completely removed?

How long does it take to get your braces completely removed?

Not long: Orthodontists have special instruments that remove the braces from your teeth in just a few minutes. It then takes a bit longer to clean all of the sealer residue off your tooth surface and clean everything up. "off" so much easier than "on.". ...Read more

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How much would it cost to get a wisdom tooth removed?

How much would it cost to get a wisdom tooth removed?

It depends: This will vary on where you live, how difficult it is to get the teeth out and whether you will want sedation or just local anesthesia. ...Read more

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I removed a tonsil stone last night. Will the whole left behind ever close? Im worried that every time I eat food will get in it.

I removed a tonsil stone last night. Will the whole left behind ever close? Im worried that every time I eat food will get in it.

Nope: those craters and crevices are part of your tonsils. You have what are called cryptic tonsils. That stone is made up of food particles and saliva. Gargling and water piks can help but the only way to get rid of them is by having them removed. ...Read more

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How much weight u can lose when u get your tonsils removed?

How much weight u can lose when u get your tonsils removed?

Weight loss: Hello, after tonsil surgery patients typically decrease their oral intake because of the pain with chewing and swallowing. This causes weight loss that you will usually recover within a few weeks of full recovery. The tonsils are small so by having them removed you typically will not notice any change in your weight at all. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Yes: Worse for adults than children. Depends on a lot of things such as size of tonsils, how often inflamed, technique of surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Does it hurt a lot to get your tonsils removed?

Yes but not too much: You will be under anesthesia, after that the pain is not bad ...Read more

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How badly does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Depends: This depends on how scarred down your tonsils are. This is t ypically directly related to the number of infections that you have had. It also depends somewhat on the technique your surgeon uses. Adults who get tonsillectomy for chronic and recurrent infections typically report substantial discomfort that oral analgesics will usually adequately address. ...Read more

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What are the qualifications to get your tonsils removed?

What are the qualifications to get your tonsils removed?

Tonsil criteria: Basic info on criteria for tonsillectomy in kids: 7 sore throat episodes in 1 year, 5 per year for 2 years in a row, or 3 per year x 3 years. Also, airway blockage (obstructive sleep apnea). Adult guidelines are similar but include other factors. Judgment must be used; i e loosen criteria if a patient is severely ill with episodes, has significant difficulty swallowing due to big tonsils, etc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get your tonsils removed?

Mostly, but why?: Tonsils used to removed far more often than is the practice now. You need to ascertain why the tonsils may need to be removed. If essential, the procedure is generally safe. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get into the hospital to get your tonsils removed?

Trying to answer : Not sure what your question is exactly: ents can be seen in days to weeks and surgery can be scheduled in days to weeks in most cases. Most of the time the surgery takes between 30-45 minutes including time to go to sleep and wake up from anesthetic. Most adults can go home the same day but some need an overnight stay (if very obese or with bad sleep apnea or other serious coexisting disease). ...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?

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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When you get your tonsils removed, does it hurt if you are awake?

When you get your tonsils removed, does it hurt if you are awake?

Tonsillectomy: If the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, the patient is given a local pain-numbing injection, much like your dentist numbs your mouth for certain dental procedures. ...Read more

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Can they drug test you before you get your tonsils removed?

Can they drug test you before you get your tonsils removed?

Drug problem?: Drug testing is not typically done prior to surgery unless the clinician thinks you may have a drug problem that can make surgery dangerous. However, the question may mean that you're taking drugs you shouldn't be. If you or people around you believe this is a problem, see a psychiatrist or other mental health professional for help. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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When should I get my tonsils removed?

When should I get my tonsils removed?

You shouldn't unless: You meet surgical criteria. There was a time when tonsillectomies were done routinely without a specific indication. If you are having problems - see your ear/nose/throat doctor. ...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 do I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

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

4 possible reasons: There are 4 reasons that palatine (throat) tonsils may be ethically removed. 1.) a minimum of 3 documented episodes of acute suppurative (pussy) tonsillitis annually. 2.) extreme enlargement of the tonsils resulting in a sleep disorder. 3.) foul odor to the breath resulting from food particles getting caught in the tonsillar crypts. 4.) the complication of a peritonsillar abscess. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have to get my tonsils removed?

How do I know if I have to get my tonsils removed?

Check with an ENT: You should visit an ent-eyes, ears, nose and throat specialist- to find out whether you need this done. Typically, if you have frequent colds, suffer from severe seasonal allergies or the tonsils are so swollen that you are having trouble breathing and/or mouth breathing, then you may likely need the procedure. ...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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Could people get their tonsils removed in your country?

Could people get their tonsils removed in your country?

Yes, for good reason: Adults get tonsils removed mainly in this country for 1) treatment of sleep apnea, 2) clear obstructive swallowing, 3)recurrent infections, 4) tumor removal, 5) bad breath, or 6) history of recurrent peritonsillar abscesses just to name a few. All the best! ...Read more

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

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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How Long do i eat frozen things if i get my tonsils removed?

How Long do i eat frozen things if i get my tonsils removed?

Do not need to: You do not need to eat frozen things after tonsil removal. Cold items are suggested in the first 24 hours to help reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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