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My son has frequent attacks of tonsilitis and throat pain. He gets high fever each time. The doctors gives him antuibiotic each time. He snores at sleep. I am worried. when should i consider **a tonsillectomy?**  

I also fear that he might damage his heart or kidneys? Is it real tonsils can damage heart and kidney?

- Jennifer White

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![Tonsillectomy indications][1]

  [1]: http://www.njcponline.com/articles/2014/17/1/images/NigerJClinPract_2014_17_1_90_122855_t1.jpg

Basically, the indications for tonsillectomy are as given above. If your child develops recurrent tonsillitis or a peritonsillar abscess, febrile seizure due to tonsillitis or complications like speech problems, sleep problems or cardiovascular problems, he/she may would need a tonsillectomy. Some, doctors would consider tonsillectomy, if he is detected as a streptococcal carrier.

Chronic airway obstruction as a result of adenotonsillitis may result in pulmonary hypertension and consequently cor-pulmonale.

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