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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Tonsillitis: Make sure you see your physician every time you get tonsillitis and talk with them about the possibility of having them removed.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Asymmetric Tonsil: Hello. An asymmetric tonsil needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It could be completely normal or possibly related to a lymphoma. A tonsillectomy m ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen Tonsil: See an ENT specialist... Abcesses, infections, tumors, tonsil stones, etc. Are all possible.
A male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT ... Read More
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Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Probably viral: Does not sound like something dangerous. But safer to check with your doc to be sure.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Sometimes, a tonsil can appear enlarged on one side but is due to its lie within the tonsillar bed. Other times, it can be due to a serious condition. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Strep bacteria is a common cause of bacterial tonsillitis, however the vast majority of tonsillitis is caused by viral pathogens. A doctor can evalua ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not swollen: If this us a sensation of a lump in the throat and there are no signs of any throat pathology, anxiety or stress may be the cause.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen tonsils: Anything that irritates your tonsils will make them swell. Highest on the list is recent viral exposure, followed by acid reflux, nasal congestion, an ... Read More
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