A 23-year-old female asked:
Swollen feeling & 1 slightly swollen tonsil on left side of jaw since jan. dr's blood tests & ct scan are normal. no feeling of large lymph nodes or infection. is there something that tonsil could be?
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Localized: a single swollen tonsil may be due to a non infectious issue. Suggest ENT referral
4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Biopsy: If the tonsil is truly enlarged and is causing symptoms it can be due to infection, the presence of a squamous Ca lesion or lymphoma. A H&N exam can easily tell the difference in appearance between the normal tonsil and the enlarged one and at that time a recommendation of bx or not would be made. Blood tests and CT scan frequently do not detect suspicious changes.
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Last updated Jun 14, 2014
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