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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil: Probably just asymmetric tonsil given the amount of time. Better to have ENT check it if matter for concern

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Live: This is a common problem and you are not alone. But, what is also very common is death from anesthesia and bleeding after tonsillectomy in too many ad ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsils: Tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue located on either side of the back of the throat. Lingual tonsils in the middle of the back of the tongue. ... Read More
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Secretory IgA: Dr. Balagun is almost perfectly correct. I know this is immunological trivia but nevertheless, let's be absolutely accurate. Secretory IgA is not synt ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain, can't swallow: Usually there's pain and difficulty swallowing. But you can get these symptoms from other elements in your mouth and throat.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: Mono vs acute tonsillitis vs thrush. Get a viral titter and bacterial and fungal culture.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sxs enlarged tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may not cause symptoms. Tonsil enlargement may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing, snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Sore thr ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily!: Enlargement of the tonsils is not the true reason for removal. There are guidlines for tonsil removal. Recurrent strep infections (6 per year), recu ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsils: Hello, enlarged tonsils in an adult may be normally enlarged or possibly due to a condition called lymphoma. It is important to see your doctor especi ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsils: This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Enlarged tonsils are removed if they are a chief part of the problem in sleep apnea in adults, or if there is concern of a cancer. They are also remo ... Read More

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