Is it dangerous to have a tonsilectomy at age 37?
- Anonymous2 months ago
not dangerous if you are not a diabetic
or have hypertension(high blood pressure)
recurring tonsil infections suggests removing
it but i would prefer hot salt water gargles
- RoddyLv 72 months ago
All surgery carries risks, some from the surgery itself and some from the general anaesthetic.
At 37 you are still in your prime so there should be only the relatively low risk that there would have been if you'd had your tonsillectomy as a teen.
If you need it then go for it. Better to do it now than risk serious infections of your throat and possible surgery when older and more frail.
- ron hLv 72 months ago
Do you believe that you've got a problem that needs solved? Do you believe a tonsillectomy will solve it? If you don't have a problem don't do it.
- pattyLv 52 months ago
it may be dangerous not to have it.
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- Andy CLv 72 months ago
It's moderately dangerous at any age. Age doesn't matter so much as health, and today's 37yo is like a 55yo forty years ago, healthwise.