When tonsil stones come up constantly, is that a good reason for having a tonsillectomy?

Tonsil Stones. Recurrent tonsil stones or tonsiloliths are a reason for removal of tonsils. Consult with your ear nose and throat specialist to answer questions you may have about the procedure.
Tonsil stones. You may have tonsil stones. These can be removed with irrigation or picking with a curette. Recurrent painful stones can be indications for surgical removal of the tonsil.

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Hello, I'm debating if a tonsillectomy would be a good option for me. I've been suffering with a bout of tonsil stones for about a year now.

Options. Several options for treating tonsil stones exist and surgery is certainly one of them. Best to discuss with a Surgeon who would perform the procedure. For further discussion and other options, visit http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention?page=3#1. Read more...

What is an abnormal number of tonsil stones? I just extracted at least 5 good sized stones from one tonsil crypt. Should I consider a tonsillectomy?

Not sure. There isn't a defined number of abnormal stones. What is important are the symptoms. If they cause pain, bad breath, or are associated with infection, especially 6-7 infections in one year, or 3-5 yearly for>3-5 years then removal is indicated. Stones are from actinomyces, a normal mouth anaerobic resident. Sometimes augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) penicillin, or Cleocin can resolve it. Read more...

I have had tonsil stones on and off for about five years and my tonsils have huge craters. Do I need to get a tonsillectomy.

Tonsil stone. The most definitive way to prevent tonsil stones is to remove the tonsils. However, any surgery has risks and the benefits must out weigh potential risks and complications. This is a conversation you should have with your doctor. In the mean time, gargle with salt water after each meal, which will reduce the incident of stone formation. Read more...
Not necessarily. Tonsil stones are caused by the collection of debris, bacteria and mucus in the tonsillar crypts that can harden into stones. Sometimes these stones are very large and painful. Surgery would be possibly indicated for very large stones that are painful or causing infection. The fact that your tonsils have huge craters is not an indication for surgery. For further info SEE: http://bit.ly/1Daq0LN. Read more...

Tonsils were bleeding while trying to remove deep tonsil stones. The most they've ever bled. Getting a tonsillectomy in 2 mo. Should I be worried?

No. Common to bleed if you dig in them. Make sure you gargle with salt water and dont take aspirin or ibuprofe. If it doesnt stop. you need to go to the ER. Read more...
Tonsil stone. No reason to worry. The tonsil tissue was traumatized with the extraction of the tonsillith. Consume cool-cold beverages and gargle with cold water to slow down bleeding. Spit it out, try not to swallow the blood to avoid vomiting. Keep physical activity and BP low. If blleding is significant you may need cautery. Tonsillectomy will be the definitive tx for recurrent stones. Read more...