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Enlarged tonsils

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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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Secretory IgA: Dr. Balagun is almost perfectly correct. I know this is immunological trivia but nevertheless, let's be absolutely accurate. Secretory IgA is not synt ... 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.
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Big Tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may cause voice changes and blockage of airflow during sleep. Most of the time, the swelling goes down after an infection. If just on ... Read More
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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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Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Could be strep.: Could be strep throat. See a doctor, get cultured and start proper antibiotics. Good luck.
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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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsils: Hello, enlarged tonsils in an adult may be normally enlarged or possibly due to a condition called lymphoma. It is important to see your doctor especi ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsils: This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no ... 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Enlarge tonsils can be subjective. If they cause obstruciton, snoring, gagging, difficulty swallowing or if you are having recurrent tonsillitis/stre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several: More common indications for tonsillectomy: chronic tonsillitis, airway blockage (e.g. Obstructive sleep apnea), and tonsil cancer. Some patients with ... Read More
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