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what causes inflammation of lingual tonsile

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
Many things: Infection. Trauma. Allergy. Various systemic illnesses. Cancer. And others. This is a pretty broad question, so very difficult to answer with any spe ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Infection/irritation: Most likely causes are infection or an irritation. See your physician or an ENT for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Most likely: cause is recurrent infections. Rarely, Hodgkin's disease or lymphoma can cause enlarged tonsils. Have your doctor or ENT specialist look at it to be ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
In my experience: Acid reflux is by far the most common cause in my experience.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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NO: Simple chronic inflammation should be considered first. Then depending upon the age and other medical conditions, eb, lymphoma, cancer can be conside ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. A Daniel Pinheiro
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsils: I suspect you mean the "regular" tonsils which are also called the pharyngeal tonsils. The lingual tonsils are at the base of the tongue and you woul ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Please Clarify: I am not sure what you mean. It sounds like two separate questions. But, yes, oral sex can cause trauma to the back of the throat and it can also ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Tonsilitis: Yes Staphylococcus aureus can produce tonsillar infection.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Tonsillolith: This is almost certainly a tonsil "stone" from your tonsil being hyperplastic from the mono. The masses are actually keratin. You can dislod ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Severe Sinusitis: Hello, your sinus CT report is somewhat confusing. Tonsils are located in the back of the oral cavity and the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity. May ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Mirror laryngoscopy of flexible fiber optic endoscopy are the easiest methods to visualize the lingual tonsils. Pulling the tongue as forward as poss ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Frank
38 years experience Dentistry
Tongue lymph tissue : Tonsils are lymph tissue generally & part of the lymphatic system of the immune system. Swollen lingual tonsils, at the base of the tongue, may ind ... Read More
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