I Still Have My Tonsils

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    God Knows Why

    they gave me such grief when I was younger, Id get tonsillitis once or twice a year, and Im allergic to a few antibiotics, so I had to have the crap ones. And I have a dodgy chest that gets infected easily, and the tonsillitis occasionally came with its best friend bronchitus...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2008

    Occassionally They Give Me Bothers

    they swell and get infected occasionally.. I had that feeling when they swell.. and its hard to swallow... I would not be in a hurry to have them removed unless they were really bad regularly...I believe they are there for a good reason as part of the lymph system and protect...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jul 13, 2011

    After I have had tonsillitis 9 times they still

    refuse to remove them! I have it again now and that means another week off school, staying in bed and feeling like crap. Doctors are rubbish!!
    polles135 polles135
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    I Do....

    they are still there :) 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 4, 2008

    They Are Mine!

    Yep...I still have tonsils... and I've never had a problem with them. :)
    bublina bublina
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 12, 2008

    I Should Just Rip Em Out Myself

    Every year  I get sick again and again with throat infections, strep and any thing else that can befall my poor throat. They are apparently very big ;) Anyway i have never been able to find a doctor willing to take them out. They always say "We'll See" Thay...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    Aug 10, 2008
    pardax pardax
    16-17, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    Even Though..

    I used to get tons of sore throats and ear infections as a kid...my parents never took me to a dr for them tho, ppl didn't run to drs all the time like they do now...and something had to be really bad before they'd have surgery back then...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    Aug 11, 2008

    Mmmmhmmm

    I have yet to have them removed. They are doing just fine.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Feb 10, 2009

    Not Much Longer.

    I am having them taken out in 11 days, with my adenoids and he is removing part of my uvula. My dr has always called my tonsils "big meatballs in my mouth" So apparently theyre huge. Anyway, no more sore throats will be a nice thing..
    KindaSilly KindaSilly
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013

    Someone please tell me what's going on with my

    tonsils! I went to the doctor and they said it wasn't strep. I'm so irritated because I ALWAYS get strep or a sore throat and I'm always in pain and I just want them OUT. I'm in so much pain and I don't know what's going on. :(
    irefusetosink23 irefusetosink23
    18-21, F
    Aug 29, 2014

    Never a Problem

    I still have them!  It makes me sad when people have them removed just in case.  Several of my cousins had that done and they have all kinds of throat infections now that they didn't get before.  I've never had one! 
    alisheaskylar alisheaskylar
    26-30, F
    Aug 12, 2008

    But My Sister Doesn't.

     My sister got her tonsils out when she was about 5 years old. They thought I might need mine out a few years back because I have a bit of a tongue thrust when I swallow, but I held onto the suckers. ~Jennie
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    Dec 6, 2008
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