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I have had enlarged tonsils for three months and can't get rid of this mucous in my throat, what could it be?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Large tonsils: It could just be your enlarged tonsils, which tend to pool secretions (provide a lot of nooks and crevices). That they are enlarged is indicative that there is already chronic inflammation present. Once these get significantly enlarged they take a long time (several months) to go down. If they don't go down after several months, and they are still bothering you, you might consider tonsillectomy.

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Last updated Jul 20, 2012

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