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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
May be normal: It is not unusual for the palatine tonsils to be of different sizes. In the past the theory was that asymmetry could indicate lymphoma or leukemia. ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Normal: As long as they are not infected / abcessed or obstructing your ariway, No Problem
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually smaller: In general, but not always, the palatine tonsils, (tonsils in the back of the throat) get smaller with age. However there are many adults with a slee ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: A sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor (or an ear-nose-throat doctor) to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Too small to worry: It is hard to know if a one mm lesion is anything significant. So it should be watched for the next 1 to 2 months for any changes. More than likely it ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
By seeing the doctor: If a strep infection had increased the size of the tonsils, the doctor may treat with antibiotics. If a viral infection (such as mono) had enlarged th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Any size: Size doesn't play a role in tonsil inflammation but inflammation can definitely make the tonsils swell up. If the tonsil swells up due to inflammatio ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Garritano
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Tonsil size: Tonsils are graded in size from 1 to 4, depending on how they look when your doctor examines you. A size 1+ is barely visible, and a 4+ means the tons ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Normal Variation : Yes your tonsils can vary this is very normal. Unless you are having problems with them do not let it worry you.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Normal Variation : Yes your tonsils can vary this is very normal. Unless you are having problems with them do not let it worry you.

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