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Can you get tonsillitis if you have had your tonsils removed?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

However, you can still get infections of the throat.
It's really pharyngitis not tonsillitis since the tonsils are (or in your case, were) part of the pharynx.

In brief: No

However, you can still get infections of the throat.
It's really pharyngitis not tonsillitis since the tonsils are (or in your case, were) part of the pharynx.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils with a number of possible causes.
Without tonsils, this can not happen, unless the surgery did not remove everything.

In brief: No

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils with a number of possible causes.
Without tonsils, this can not happen, unless the surgery did not remove everything.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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