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Tonsil asymmetry

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
HPV: There are numerous possibilities here, and the best thing to do is to see a doctor and be examined and tested if they deem it appropriate. Cannot dia... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Chronic tonsillitis : It's most likely that your chronic tonsillitis is related to chronic infection in the tonsils, rather than hpv. Hpv oropharyngeal cancer would usually... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Common: The tonsils are a first line of defense against infection or irritation. They are commonly enlarged and often not symmetric. If you have a scratchy th... Read More
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Infection: The one sided enlarged tonsil is concerning. I would get this evaluated today. Do you have a fever? Do you feel sick? This often is a local infection ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 31 years experience
Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Heath
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Tonsil problem: Tonsoliths (stones in your tonsils) are common among the young with swollen, irregular tonsil tissue. Asymmetry is not unusual, and perhaps due to th... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
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ENT appraisal: Best to get an ENT appraisal to be sure that there is no abnormality.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Lymph Node: Tonsil is also a form of Lymphnode. As you have lymphadenopathy for the past 7 years, it could be benign. Can't exclude other forms of diagnosis. Cons... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Old scar: These adenoids are often scarred up from an infection years ago that they saved you from.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Maybe not: The only way to be sure is to do a scan of that area especially if you've been a smoker
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tonsil: Good question. If a tonsil is truly asymmetric we recommend it be removed. Sometimes the only easy to tell is to get a ct scan of that area

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