A 38-year-old female asked:
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my tonsils are the nodes under my mouth right? they seem swollen. i have been having difficulty breathing like there is some resistance when inhaling,

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Dr. Hummayun Ismail
31 years experience Sleep Medicine
Tonsils are inside: Tonsils are located inside the mouth in the back of the throat on either sides. If your lymph nodes in your neck are swollen these can be due to tonsillitis due to lymphatic drainage to out side lymph nodes. Difficulty in inhaling can be due to enlarged tonsils. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Oct 18, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tonsils: No, the tonsils are structures on the back of the mouth at the beginning of the throat. They are positioned on both sides. If you are having problems breathing - please seek prompt attention. Take care.
Answered on Oct 10, 2015

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