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I have had strep 4 times this year it is miserable would a dr even consider removing my tonsils? 24year old female

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Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Yes

The most common indications for tonsillectomy include airway obstruction and recurrent infection.
Having strep throat four times in one year meets guidelines for having the tonsils removed to decrease the frequency of infections. There are other considerations in making this decision. See your local ENT physician.

In brief: Yes

The most common indications for tonsillectomy include airway obstruction and recurrent infection.
Having strep throat four times in one year meets guidelines for having the tonsils removed to decrease the frequency of infections. There are other considerations in making this decision. See your local ENT physician.
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