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causes of pain above my tonsils

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not to worry: The tonsils in the throat are lined with squamous epithelium (skin). Sometimes the normal growth of this lining can invaginate and grow inwards causi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil cysts: They never cause pain, and rarely cause any symptoms whatsoever.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil Bump: This could be normal but see an ENT specialist for a deffinitive answer.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen Tonsil: See an ENT specialist... Abcesses, infections, tumors, tonsil stones, etc. Are all possible.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection? Tumor?: The cause for a single tonsil to enlarge can be related to the positioning of the bed where the tonsil sits producing an illusion of a large single to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil hypertrophy: Your tonsils might become larger, if you have a viral or bacterial infection. Furthermore, many people with allergies will tend to have large tonsils, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal exposures: One primary exposure portal of the body is the mouth. The tonsils sit is close proximity too all the ingested material, including germs, triggering th ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Any time you eat unhealthy, it can be unhealthy :).
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It could be due to allergy to some airborne material in your home or dry air. You may try gargling with warm saline solution at bed time and on gettin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Defense: The function of tonsils is to help fight off any incoming germs through the mouth or nose. The are specialized organs that trap bacteria, viruses, and ... Read More

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