When should you get your tonsils out?

But, if you notice some of the following symptoms, call your doctor:
  1. Pain on one side of the throat.
  2. Painful or difficult swallowing.
  3. A hoarse voice.
  4. Fever.
  5. Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes, or glands, in the neck.
  6. A white or yellow coating on the tonsils.
  7. Severe or recurring sore throat.

Thereof, is a tonsillectomy safe?

Adult Tonsillectomy Shown to be Safe, With Few Complications. Tonsillectomy in adults is a safe procedure, showing low rates of mortality and complications, according to new research published online January 30 in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.

Is a tonsillectomy a major surgery?

Although a long-practiced procedure, tonsillectomy is still a common operation and considered one of the most common major surgical procedure performed in children. This procedure is still surrounded by controversy, especially regarding indications for surgery and details of surgical technique.

What is the mortality rate of a tonsillectomy?

The morbidity rate associated with tonsillectomy is 2% to 4% due to post-operative bleeding; the mortality rate is 1 in 15,000, due to bleeding, airway obstruction, or anesthesia complications.
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