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Info on enlarged tonsils and adenoids please? Do they both need to come out?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Possibly

These are organs which help to combat inflammation.
When they are enlarged it suggests they are earning their keep by warding off disease. They seldom need to be removed unless they are interfering with other functions or creating problems. If that occurs, see your ENT doctor and ask their opinion. Good luck.

In brief: Possibly

These are organs which help to combat inflammation.
When they are enlarged it suggests they are earning their keep by warding off disease. They seldom need to be removed unless they are interfering with other functions or creating problems. If that occurs, see your ENT doctor and ask their opinion. Good luck.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Depends

The key question is always symptoms.
If the enlargement is causing significant airway obstruction with snoring or disordered breathing while sleeping then this is an indication for removal. If there are recurrent infections this is another indication for removal. If they're just big without any symptoms then they do not need to be removed.

In brief: Depends

The key question is always symptoms.
If the enlargement is causing significant airway obstruction with snoring or disordered breathing while sleeping then this is an indication for removal. If there are recurrent infections this is another indication for removal. If they're just big without any symptoms then they do not need to be removed.
Dr. David Astrachan
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