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What are symtoms to have tonsils removed?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: ENT Dr, can evaluate
The more common reasons for getting tonsils removed are: snoring, sleep apnea, frequent tonsil infections, and persistently enlarged tonsils with "crypts", which are holes containing pieces of firm whitish stuff.
An ENT doctor (otorhinolaryngologist - ear nose throat doctor) can evaluate and make recommendations.

In brief: ENT Dr, can evaluate
The more common reasons for getting tonsils removed are: snoring, sleep apnea, frequent tonsil infections, and persistently enlarged tonsils with "crypts", which are holes containing pieces of firm whitish stuff.
An ENT doctor (otorhinolaryngologist - ear nose throat doctor) can evaluate and make recommendations.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Infection is one
The main reasons i tell my patients are airway obstruction leading to disordered sleeping or apnea, multiple recurrent infections or concern for a possible tumor. Typically 6 or 7 infections in one year, 4 a year for 2 years or 3 a year for 3 years.
Another reason can be whitish/yellowish foul smelling debris in the tonsils known as "tonsil stones" or "tonsil cheese.".

In brief: Infection is one
The main reasons i tell my patients are airway obstruction leading to disordered sleeping or apnea, multiple recurrent infections or concern for a possible tumor. Typically 6 or 7 infections in one year, 4 a year for 2 years or 3 a year for 3 years.
Another reason can be whitish/yellowish foul smelling debris in the tonsils known as "tonsil stones" or "tonsil cheese.".
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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