An acute inflammation of the tonsils often results in pain when you swallow and a fever. When these complaints occur several times a year, it may be wise to remove the tonsils.
Chronically infected tonsils in the throat can also give complaints such as bad breath, fatigue, and a reduced appetite. These complaints, depending on their severity, can also be a reason to remove the tonsils.
Defects on the vocal cords have an influence on the vibration capacity of the vocal cords and, therefore, affect your voice. The ENT specialist can get a good image of the vocal cords by inserting a thin tube containing a flexible scope via the nose.
Lump in the throat
Many patients have the feeling that they have a lump in their throat, which is called the globus sensation. In most cases, this a benign problem. The ENT specialist will insert a thin tube with a flexible scope via the nose to see whether there are any visible defects in the throat.
For more information about the above-mentioned conditions and other throat problems, you can visit the website of the Dutch Society for Otorhinolaryngology.