Basically, since aged 11 I have had large tonsils and get tonsilitis around 4/5 times a year. When I was 13 I went to see a specialist at the hospital who said I could have them removed if I had problems. So I have bad hearing which crackles all the time and small problem getting to sleep. Do you think if I went to see my GP he may say I could have them out. Obviously I dont particularly want them out but my ears need some relief.
Has anyone more or less tod their Doctor they want them out?
Will they listen or just dismiss it?
I know thread like this have been done but nothing quite answers my question.
Thanks in advance
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- Thread Starter
- 17-07-2008 18:15
- 17-07-2008 20:50
Talk to your doctor in depth - tell them all your problems. They will probably refer you to a ENT specialist, not recommend it themselves - but it's definately worth a chat. Btw - tonsils grow back after removal sometimes... Mine have and I get terrible tonsillitus every year. Gah...
- 17-07-2008 21:04
I had my tonsils out last year after eventually it becoming so bad I was hospitalised the last 3 times I had it. For some reason, they're really reluctant to take them out nowadays apparently because they have some minute benefit to your immune system or something similar. If you just suffer from regular tonsilitis that just puts you in bed for a few days I think I remember them saying something like you need to have it six times in as many months or something like that.
For you though, you might be referred to see whether the hearing problems are actually due to your tonsils and then go from there.
My cousin had his tonsils out after having "gromits" in his ears so they may well be. You might just have to go on a waiting list, and thst so annoying because you have to be infection free for six weeks before you can have the op. Meant I ended up waiting about four months! :[
- Thread Starter
- 17-07-2008 22:08
Thanks guys. Well I had a hospital specialist when I was younger for it but hate going to the docs so dont go when I get tonsilitis. But im going to go soon and see what they say. Its fine for them to grow back because im that used to the tonsilitis it doesnt bother me much. Its the bloody ear pain lol.