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West Covina, CA
A 22-year-old female asked:

My tonsils have been swollen and enlarged since i was a child. i have had strep throat and tonsillitis a few times over the past ten years however for the most part they don't cause any pain or discomfort at all. why would.they stay this size and does it

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Chronic inflammation: These tonsils are lymphatic organs, recurrent infections are common and if a big problem, sometimes removal is suggested. Many people have enlarged tonsils.
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