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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 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 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
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
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 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
Translation problem: Please try your question again. Try another word variation. The English translation didn't make sense. We're not sure what you're asking.
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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