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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not likely.: Usually, if a tonsil is enlarged, it is associated with infection. Acute pharyngitis has many causes, gp. A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, n. Gonorrho ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
I doubt, but...: While it is true that there are a lot of things that can make the tonsils enlarged- and most commonly is infections - cancer in the tonsil can happen ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Could be: How long has the unilateral enlargement lasted? What are associated symptoms? Is there lymph node enlargement? It is not feasible to give a reasonabl ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: It depends on why the tonsils are enlarged, and how the child is being affected. A lot of children have large tonsils when compared to adults, and not ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The tonsils actually grow a little faster than the kids to age 6-8 when the tonsils (& adenoids) stop growing but the kid continues. As the primar ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: New throat symptoms can be strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antivirals may be used), or from some other cause such as aller ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Could be: mononucleosis or another bacterial or viral infection. Consult your doctor again for additional treatment.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
Tonsillar Crypts: You may have enlarged tonsillar crypts. These "holes" are pockets that may hold food and can cause chronic bad breath due to decomposing food. You sh ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cryptic tonsils: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If one tonsil appears unusually large it may have had a prior abscess & might deserve to come out. If you are concerned about jumping into surgery rig ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: Possible. See ENT doc to discuss enlarge tonsils/glands.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
30 years experience General Practice
Lets review your que: Tonsils are lymph nodes or your infection fighting tissues in your body. They can get larger when fighting infections, just like the glands in your ne ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the: type of lymphoma. Some people with drug induced or natural immunodeficiency develop lymphoma and those people will have difficulty with infections. So ... Read More
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