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Normal size tonsils

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Gustafson
Family Medicine 15 years experience
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 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
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
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
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Normal: As long as they are not infected / abcessed or obstructing your ariway, No Problem
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine 20 years experience
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
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Enlarged tonsil: There are different reasons for an enlarged tonsil, including infection and cancer. A physical examination would provide more ands for you.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Finish the course: We can not say for sure without knowing how long you have had chronic tonsillitis and the tonsilar swelling you are being treated with antibiotics for... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Enlarged tonsil: What did the 2 ENT tell you. If asymptomatic may be observed. If recurrent infections you may discuss tonsillectomy with ent.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can check: A sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor (or an ear-nose-throat doctor) to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep throat... Read More
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