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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Gustafson
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes and No: For the severe nasal deviation, this can definitely affect snoring but in general is not felt to be a strong risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea ( ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Large tonsils: repeated viral infections or other inflammatory etiology. If asymmetric, consider lymphoma.
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A 42-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
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Tonsils: Yes it can be normal to have two different sized tonsils, just as it can be normal to have one arm or one earlobe longer than the other. Two differ ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Normal: As long as they are not infected / abcessed or obstructing your ariway, No Problem
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Tonsolith: Sounds like a tonsolith which is a small area of either cells or clumped particles that sits on tonsil or in a tonsil crypt. Not dangerous typically. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not concerning: This sounds like a normal finding. Nothing to be concerned about.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lee
Dr. David Lee answered
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be normal: The tonsils have a surface that is not smooth. It has many crevasses called crypts. Sometimes these crypts can be quite a bit larger than you'd expe ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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A female asked:
Dr. Isaac Namdar
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
The : The correct medical term for the "holes" is tonsil crypts. The normal immune-mediated swelling of the tonsil tissue sometimes creates indentations in ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsil: There are different reasons for an enlarged tonsil, including infection and cancer. A physical examination would provide more ands for you.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No : If they are large but dont cause problems you can leave them alone
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