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A 23-year-old female asked:

Right tonsil swollen to 2x size of visible left tonsil for days. hard to tell if usually this big or if its new. dont often look at my tonsils.i get tonsil stones a lot, have new ulcer on right side of tongue (healing quick) what could cause swell?

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Dr. Randy Oppenheimer
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Tonsil stones: If it’s sore you could have a tonsil abscess ( infection in the tonsil) . If it is not sore it may be a normal variant with stones in it. . You should have it looked at by primary or ENT Doctor.
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