Posted by: Tonsils | 2008/08/13

Should I remove Tonsils?

I am a 24 year old male. When I was little (cant remember when) I had my Tonsils removed. A few years ago I found out that a piece was " left behind"  and has " grown back a little" . The past 2-3 years I had Tonsilitis . Yesterday, I went to the Dr again because I have Tonsilitis again and asked the Dr if it is possible to remove those pieces. He said Its not necessary because its so small.

Now, What should I do. Get tonsilitis every year and have to get booked off sick, or get it removed. I dont know if the Dr doesnt want to remove it because it might be too difficult to remove the small pieces...

Please advise.


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Our expert says:
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Hi Tonsils
If you get tonsillitis more than 3 times a year, get an ENT specialist opionion about removing that small piece. It will be difficult as this is probably already very scarred and the chances of getting everything 100% out is small, but an experienced ENT surgeon will probably get most out. If you don't get it more than once a year, try taking Tonsillyte or Tonsilla as soon as you get a sore throat, this will in many cases prevent tonsillitis - you can buy at any chemist at the homeopathic medications.
Dr Bets

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