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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Tonsillitis: Cryptic tonsils with tonsilloliths versus tonsillitis. If you have fever, tenderness in your neck and discharge from the tonsils you should have a rap ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually: Palatine tonsils tend to be irregular with ridges or crypts.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Immune system: Tonsils are lymph tissue that help your immune system.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Adenoids regrow: Tonsils usually do not regrow but adenoids have propensity to reappear. It is more difficult to remove entire adenoid tissue.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sure: Some with darker complexions can have areas of pigmentation in the mouth particularly on the gums next to teeth. The old mercury dental amalgams could ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Question unclear but: We usually treat for tonsil infections. Occasionally but not often, tonsils get removed... for such reasons as snoring, sleep apnea, frequent tonsil i ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil anatomy: Normal tonsils have an irregular look to them and there can be bulges surrounding pits or crypts within the tonsils. Sometimes we'll see that a norma ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
4 sets of tonsils: Most people are unaware that there 4 sets of tonsils in the upper respiratory tract. 1.) palatine (throat) tonsils; 2.) adenoids (nasopharyngeal tons ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic ... Read More

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