Are The Tonsils Self-deflating?

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Greetings, this is how I have tonsils and next year I will be operated on, but I am afraid of the operation, can these tonsils be deflated or disappear without surgery? Please help.

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Hello Diana, thanks for your question


The tonsils or tonsils are actually two glands that act as the body's defense system against infections in the throat. These glands are generally found in childhood and will experience shrinkage at the age of 10-11 years. However, there are times when these two glands are still found in adolescence and even adulthood. This is due to frequent inflammation of these two glands which in turn cause swelling of the constituent cells (hypertrophy).


Some cases of inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis) are treated with drugs, especially those of the analgesic and / or antibiotics class. Tonsillectomy (tonsillectomy) is indicated when:

tonsillitis accompanied by obstruction that causes problems with eating / swallowing, sleeping, or breathing
tonsillitis is caused by bacteria that can not be treated with antibiotics
chronic tonsillitis that often recurs, namely:

seven or more times a year,
five or more times a year counting two consecutive years
three or more times a year counting three consecutive years

Tonsil glands that have been hypertrophied so that they do not shrink spontaneously by the age of 10-11 years will mostly not return to their original size. No need to be afraid or anxious, discuss the tonsil problems you face with the ENT specialist who usually treats you. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and risks of the surgical procedure and determine the best treatment for your tonsillitis.


Hopefully this information is useful


dr. Lili

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