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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience General Surgery
Sore throat: It sound like you may need a second opinion. Chronic sore throat can be from a variety of causes including chronic infections, Laryngeal issues, Esoph ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Mills
12 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Adenoid hypertrophy: It sounds like your ENT likely saw large adenoids on nasal endoscopy. The adenoid pad is formed by lymphatic tissue and exists on the back wall of the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The tonsil is comprised of bumpy lymphatic tissue with an irregular surface. Additional bumps may be due to a mucocele, cryptic debris, lymphatic tis ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
These are probably: just extensive expansions of the tonsillar organs themselves. If they are not causing trouble (swallowing, breathing, etc.) they are of no concern. Ce ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Non-specific finding: Hi Angela, This is a non-specific finding that means your tonsils look slightly enlarged on the imaging. It doesn't translate directly to a diagnosis, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Tonsils: Can extend down to the base of your tongue. And further if inflamed. Be checked for confirmation. All the best.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil/tongue base: Sounds like the junction where the tonsils end and the base of tongue begins. Particularly that they are identical on both side and they have stayed t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Tonsils can growback: but rarely. Or perhaps they were not completely removed the first time. It is best for you to discuss this with your doctor who treated you. He/she c ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tonsil: Yes, residual tonsillar tissue left in place may grow somewhat. Go back and see the surgeon who removed these and let them evaluate you.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Qasem
21 years experience Pathology
Good question: Occasional sarcomas can go lymph nodes, but the majority of them don't. We do not understand exactly why. It has to do with the biology of tumors, th ... Read More
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