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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Only one tonsil can swell. You need to watch for severe soreness and swelling on one side which could be symptoms of an abscess forming. I would Recco ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't think so: Removing tonsils will not end throat infections, only decrease their intensity. Most would not approve the procedure unless you had 5 or more in a yea ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil swelling: Hello. A one sided tonsil swelling or a uneven appearance of the tonsils need to be viewed by your ENT doctor. Infectious reasons (such as HIV) are po ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
30 years experience Dentistry
Yes, it is possible.: It is possible to have only one swollen tonsil, but it should not be so bug that it is blocking tour throat or airway. Just because there are no tons ... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Tonsilitis: If she has been on Amoxicillin and it has not helped she will require a change of antibiotic. Talk to the doctor.
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Dr. David Jakubowicz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: Sometimes it only appears one tonsil is more swollen because of its position even though they are equal in size. Other times they are asymmetric and t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Tonsil enlargement: Asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy is neoplastic until proven otherwise especially since we don't know anything about your social history or recent symp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ENT Evaluation: Asymmetric tonsils should be evaluated by an ENT specialist. Even if you are not having any symptoms, best to have it looked at to determine if there ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: YES: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Call Doctor: You have a throat infection. It very well could be strep. Please contact your family doctor.
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