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How often do you have to have tonsillitis before they should be removed?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 3-4 times annually
There is no precise answer to this question.
But if the diagnosis of true suppurative (pus) tonsillitis had been diagnosed by a specialist, and your quality of life is significantly altered and if you have been on multiple antibiotics, then tonsillectomy by an ENT is indicated. Very rarely, recurrent strep tonsillitis may be lead to cardiac and renal disease. My number is 3-4 times a year.

In brief: 3-4 times annually
There is no precise answer to this question.
But if the diagnosis of true suppurative (pus) tonsillitis had been diagnosed by a specialist, and your quality of life is significantly altered and if you have been on multiple antibiotics, then tonsillectomy by an ENT is indicated. Very rarely, recurrent strep tonsillitis may be lead to cardiac and renal disease. My number is 3-4 times a year.
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