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Tonsils removed?

Should I get my tonsils removed? Is that even a thing I can ask? I get tiny tonsil stones occasionally,  but I won't be under my medical insurance for much longer. I have a year or two at best left. Should I just leave them alone, or try to get rid of them before they actually cause trouble when I have no insurance? Would a doctor agree to this?

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  • Roddy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It is definitely possible to have your tonsils removed - I had mine out as a boy of about 10.

    You need to see an ENT specialist for an opinion as to whether it would help you to have this done.

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  • 2 months ago

    Tonsil surgery is a lot more serious for adults than children. You don't have unnecessary surgery unless it's really necessary. I missed 20% of kindergarten and first grade because I was constantly sick with tonsilitis and related ear infections. Having my tonsils removed really improved my health. But unless you are missing a lot of work or school with tonsilitis, it's not worth having the surgery.

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  • 2 months ago

    Having tonsils removed is serious surgery. They are not removed due to harmless tonsil stones but only for frequent (at least 3x a year) debilitating tonsilitis.

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  • 2 months ago

    You can buy insurance under the ACA, you know. It's available to everyone- until Trump kills it. 

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