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Why is it not safe for a 4 year old to get a tonsillectomy?
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is safe
You were given bad advice.

In brief: It is safe
You were given bad advice.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery has risks
Any surgical procedure has its risks/benefits.
If the tonsils are too large causing problems such as breathing/swallowing and/or recurring severe infections, surgery may be needed. Depending on the health of your child, surgery may not be appropriate at this time and thus doc is advising you so. Talk to your doc and ask why etc...Learn about it so u can ask good/useful questions..Good luck.

In brief: Surgery has risks
Any surgical procedure has its risks/benefits.
If the tonsils are too large causing problems such as breathing/swallowing and/or recurring severe infections, surgery may be needed. Depending on the health of your child, surgery may not be appropriate at this time and thus doc is advising you so. Talk to your doc and ask why etc...Learn about it so u can ask good/useful questions..Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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