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Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Tonsils : If not painful or new then probably normal

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: Asymmetric tonsils may just be that one is infected or enlarged worse than the other. Or it might mean something is growing in it. You should see an e ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Roheny
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Benign condition: The indication for surgery is repeated strep throat (more than 4 a year), or as a part of surgery for sleep apnea.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Symmetric tonsils: Are an anomaly and its normal to have asymmetric tonsils. As far as developing cancer, best to have your concerns evaluated by a local doctor.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tonsils: This should not be a problem. Tonsils fight inflammation and will vary in size depending upon where the infections have occurred previously. If no cur ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Absolutely, most tonsils are not smooth and have deep crevices. Nothing to worry about.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Russell
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Immune surveillance : The tonsils are focal areas where the immune system monitors the world and "learns" about the environment you are exposed to. The good news is th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Cryptic tonsils: They are called cryptic tonsils. It just means that they have reacted to prior sore throats by enlarging repeatedly. Nothing to worry about.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Spontaneous tonsil : Inflammation, infection and trauma may all cause a tonsil to bleed. Bleeding from the tonsils is never normal, can be potentially deadly, and should p ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Immune system: Tonsils are lymph tissue that help your immune system.

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