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

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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