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Weight loss. Have acute tonsillitis. What is your opinion?

Hi, I ve been continuously loosing weight for past few years and I ve undergone almost every gastro pathologies and no result. Recently I approached an ENT specialist for some ENT related issue and he commented that I have acute tonsiltis (though I dont have sore throat or any visible infections) and needs to be operated out. He also commented that this may give some answer to my unknown wight loose problem. What s your opinion in this? Regards, Ketan
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Dear Concerned.,

Thanks for writing to us.

Acute tonsillitis is like any other acute inflammation.Chronic Recurrent Tonsillitis causes weight loss.

If you have acute tonsillitis ,you must be having pain//redness and inflamed tonsils//Swelling of Tonsils//Difficulty in swallowing//Neck Glands-Jugulodigastric enlarged. These symptoms have to be corroborated by Blood Investigations confirmatory report.

The ENT Surgeon usually will never attempt a removal of tonsil when it is acutely infected and inflamed as the spilling of localised infection into blood will lead to bacteremia//scepticemia and its fatal consequences.They usually administer antibiotics //NSAIDS and cure the acute condition and then do Surgery.

There are varied causes for weight loss.That includes from Nutritional deficiency (Helminthiasis)to any chronic inflammations to even Psychiatric reasons.That needs a complete work up by a Physician .

Kindly take a Second ENT Surgeon's Opinion.

Wish you a speedy recovery.,

Best Regards.,

Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.
Answered: Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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