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What are the pros of a tonsillectomy?

My daughter snores very bad and she was recommended a tonsillectomy by her ENT doctor but they are leaving the choice up to me to remove them now or when she is a bit older. What is it like after they have been removed? Is this something that is better done when young or older? What are your experiences and recommendations?

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For starters, a tonsillectomy resolves the problem of recurrent infections related to the tonsils. Another advantage of the procedure is that it results in improved sleep and better breath. Read on about this from www.livestrong.com/article/148739-pros-of-a-tonsillectomy/.

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It all really depends on her age. She may grow out of her snoring. My sister had the same problem but chose not to go through with it. By the time she was 10 she had stopped snoring all together. She was 8 when the doctor recommended it. Some pros are that the odds of her getting any kind of bacterial or viral infection of the throat are slim. It can happen, but it is rare. It is ultimately up to you to assess the situation and decide on what is best for your daughter.

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My cousin had a tonsillectomy a few years back. She was in and out that same day. It is a simple procedure. Her downtime wasn't bad at all. she could only eat and drink fluids and very soft foods for a few days while it heald.
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I would choose to do it while she is still young. Ive heard that the older you are the more painful it is.
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My niece had hers out last week and she's having a very hard time recovering. She's 31 and wishes she'd had it done when she was a kid. She's in a lot of pain and is going to end up missing two weeks of work. I'd say do it now.

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Do it when she's young!!!!!! I had it when I was 14 which was last summer and it hurt like hell. Worst week of my life. Hardest thing ever but my Brother had it a couple years ago when he was 4 and he was happy and playful after like two days.

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The wounds of a tonsillectomy, or however you spell it, can get infected and can cause serious illness or even death. I say if the snoring is not extremely bad or disrupting their lives they can keep them. I'm sorry if this doesn't answer your question. I see no advantage to getting them removed. But if you have to give it to her give her a choice.

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The tonsils and adenoids are our Body's front-line defences against air-borne infections. They hold the infection in a localised area so that the immune system can cope. If you remove them surgically, the pathogens immediately go deeper into the Body, where the immune system has to work much harder to respond. A person with frequent throat infections needs their immune system strengthened, not having it's main defence strategy removed! I agree with cchapin2212 - there is no rational or compelling answer to the misguided convention that these protective tissues should be removed! It makes no sense whatsoever!!!!

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I was 8 when my sister and I had them removed. It solved our little family problem: My sister would bring "the bug" home just about every six weeks and we'd have tonsillitis. We kids were rarely ill after they were removed. (Dad had his out when he was a kid too.) The doctor reported that my sister's adenoids were the worst he'd ever removed...really rotten. My mom and the dog got came down with tonsillitis a few times later on. Yes...the dog. The vet said, "it's the same bug".

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I would STRONGLY advise against it. Your tonsils are reservoirs for infection enabling the body to fight it off gradually. Without them, illnesses can become more severe and last much longer - spreading beyond the localized area.

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It's like if you have swollen enough tonsils, your doctor will say you need to have a tonsillectomy done. Well basically have surgery done on your tonsils because if you don't, your more than likely to have swollen tonsils until you get the surgery on them. And when yo do get a tonsillectomy done they take out your tonsils.

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