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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Enlarged tonsils: Some people normally just have enlarged tonsils, which are harmless. Tonsils can be enlarged from infection, viral or bacterial - usually this is pain ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Different areas: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" ly ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Enlarged tonsils are removed if they are a chief part of the problem in sleep apnea in adults, or if there is concern of a cancer. They are also remo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Suggested?: Neoplasm means cancer. The doc may have said that you need further evaluation to be sure. If you did not get that evaluation and now want us to say it ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsils: Tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue located on either side of the back of the throat. Lingual tonsils in the middle of the back of the tongue. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain, can't swallow: Usually there's pain and difficulty swallowing. But you can get these symptoms from other elements in your mouth and throat.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: Mono vs acute tonsillitis vs thrush. Get a viral titter and bacterial and fungal culture.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sxs enlarged tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may not cause symptoms. Tonsil enlargement may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing, snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Sore thr ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily!: Enlargement of the tonsils is not the true reason for removal. There are guidlines for tonsil removal. Recurrent strep infections (6 per year), recu ... Read More

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