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Tonsil Stones Good Reason Tonsillectomy
Hello, I'm debating if a tonsillectomy would be a good option for me. I've been suffering with a bout of tonsil stones for about a year now.
Options: Several options for treating tonsil stones exist and surgery is certainly one of them. Best to discuss with a Surgeon who would perform the procedure. For further discussion and other options, visit http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention?page=3#1 ...Read more
What is an abnormal number of tonsil stones? I just extracted at least 5 good sized stones from one tonsil crypt. Should i consider a tonsillectomy?
Not sure: There isn't a defined number of abnormal stones. What is important are the symptoms. If they cause pain, bad breath, or are associated with infection, especially 6-7 infections in one year, or 3-5 yearly for>3-5 years then removal is indicated. Stones are from actinomyces, a normal mouth anaerobic resident. Sometimes augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) penicillin, or Cleocin can resolve it. ...Read more
Probably not: This problem usually doesn't bother people enough to go through a painful procedure. Occassional oral antibiotics can get the problem to settle down. If severe, I have been known to remove the tonsils, but likely do less than one tonsillectomy per year for this indication. ...Read more
Tonsil stones s/p T: Sometimes not all the tissue was removed so stones develop in residual crypts. F/u with ENT ...Read more
I have had tonsil stones on and off for about five years and my tonsils have huge craters. Do I need to get a tonsillectomy.
I've had tonsil stones for the past few weeks, and tonsillitis at least 3 times a year for awhile now. Should I consider a tonsillectomy?
Yes: You should consider it along with an ENT specialist to determine the risks and benefits.. ...Read more
Tonsils were bleeding while trying to remove deep tonsil stones. the most they've ever bled. Getting a tonsillectomy in 2 mo. should I be worried?
Tonsil stone: No reason to worry. The tonsil tissue was traumatized with the extraction of the tonsillith. Consume cool-cold beverages and gargle with cold water to slow down bleeding. Spit it out, try not to swallow the blood to avoid vomiting. Keep physical activity and BP low. If blleding is significant you may need cautery. Tonsillectomy will be the definitive tx for recurrent stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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