A 18-year-old female asked:
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is a huge hole behind a tonsil normal? it's like the size of a pinky nail

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Dr. David Lee
Dr. David Lee answered
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be normal: The tonsils have a surface that is not smooth. It has many crevasses called crypts. Sometimes these crypts can be quite a bit larger than you'd expect. However, if there are any associated symptoms such as pain, bleeding, enlargement, then that could be a sign of something more serious and in that case, the area should be examined.
Answered on Mar 16, 2016

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