x
156 Physicians Online

Question:

Sore throat since twenty years

Dear Ask The Doctor:
Hi, I am 27 years old, I had tonsillectomy around 20 years ago, it went well, but my throat sensitivity didn't go away, I fall severely ill 3-4 times a year, and apart from this most of the time have bad throat. I also have chronic sinusitis and a history of bronchial asthma. 5 years back had an abscess in my throat, got hospitalized, problem solved. The it again relapsed 1.5 yr back, then again relapsed 9 months back and now again it has occurred. My ENT specialist have told me that these abscesses are due to TONSILLAR RAMNANTS. Should I go for a surgery?


Answer:

Removal of the tonsillar remnants will likely prevent any further abscess formation. You seem to be in significant distress from chronic sore throats as well as recurrent abscesses. I think it is in your best interest to have the tonsillar remnants surgically removed so that you can eliminate these issues and avoid the time off from your normal activities that accompanies these illnesses.


Have a Question? Ask The Doctor Here.

Sign In to join in the conversation.

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA

Related Answers:

What can I do for a sore throat? I've had the sore throat for three days. I am finding it hard to swallow and eat.

I went running up stairs over the last week and i seem to have had my asthma come back. Now because of the asthma I h...

My throat began hurting a few days ago. it stopped hurting yesterday, but now i can barely speak. there is a very ser...

Is azithromycin 500mg can be used twice daily for sorethroat

I have been diagnosed with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. I was prescribed ciprofloxacin, but have developed pain in my foot...

So I recently moved into the dorms in college and ever since my throat has been hurting a lot. I am not sure if it i...

My throat hurts when swallowing ,i have white stuff on them I'm pretty sure is not tonsils stone what could it be ?

About a weeks and a half ago, I went to the doctor with pain in left lymph node in neck, she diagnosed me with tonsil...

Is it okay to take creatine while on clarithromycin. I have stopped taking all my supplements for weight lifting but ...

Hello, I woke up this morning with a sore throat and i am coughing up flem. What should I do ? Do I require antibiotics?