When should you have your tonsils removed?

It can be difficult to decide when it would be best to have tonsils removed. There is no hard and fast rule and the recommendations in the NHS are quite extreme with 7 infections in one year, or 4 per year over 2 consecutive years. Essentially the decision to remove tonsils is a balance between undergoing surgery with a painful 2 week recovery period with time out of school and a small risk of bleeding compared with having repeated infections and this will vary depending on the patients circumstances. For more information regarding the surgery please click here.