A 43-year-old female asked:
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why does some docs say asymetrical tonsils is normal and some say they aren't. my ent says he sees them frequently. why is it bad? er docs said same.

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Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Different sizes.: To some degree asymmetrical tonsils are normal. just like one hand may be larger or one leg longer. On the other hand, if one is larger because of a disease state (infection, cancer...), then treatment is indicated. Like most findings in medicine, the significance depends on the background. A full medical history and physical exam are needed to make the correct diagnosis.
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
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