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Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you doing?
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Just want to know about tosilectomy
Doctor:This is a procedure which is done in children when they have more than 3-5 episodes of tonsillitis in a year.
Doctor:It is a small procedure and a very commonly done one too
User:is it done for indivicual of more than 30 age as well
Doctor:Usually the tonsils regress in size at this age.
Doctor:It will be removed only if we want to take a biopsy or for some special indications
Doctor:Can you tell me the clinical background?
User:but one of the doctors have suggested for the surgery of tonsills
Doctor:What are the symptoms?
Doctor:what is the age of the person etc
Doctor:I will need all the details
User:there in pain in the neck, inflation & this usully occurs whenever the season changes & is continuaing since last 7 to 10 years
User:10 year
Doctor:This happens approximately twice a year?
User:3 to 4 times a year
User:doctor has asked to get ESR test done
Doctor:Then you should get it done
User:what surgery or test
Doctor:The surgery should be tonsillectomy
Doctor:prior to that, basic tests would be needed
User:ok thanks for the suggestion
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