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Probably causes for a sudden swollen tonsil?

Swollen Tonsil: See an ENT specialist... Abcesses, infections, tumors, tonsil stones, etc. Are all possible. ...Read more

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What could cause my tonsils to be swollen?

What could cause my tonsils to be swollen?

Swollen tonsils: Anything that irritates your tonsils will make them swell. Highest on the list is recent viral exposure, followed by acid reflux, nasal congestion, and allergies. Bacterial tonsillitis usually includes headache, fever, swollen neck lymph glands, enlarged tonsils and sore throat, with a coating on the tonsils. ...Read more

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One swollen lymph node under right tonsil, possible cause?

One swollen lymph node under right tonsil, possible cause?

At your age?: Probably an inflamed node due to a throat infection. If it does not go away within a few days, make sure you see a doc. And of course, if you use tobacco, quit, and if you don't, never try it. ...Read more

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What could cause ears to have been ringing and my tonsils to be swollen?

What could cause ears to have been ringing and my tonsils to be swollen?

Viral infection: Without a direct look at your tonsils, it is difficult to answer your question. But the ringing in the ear is probably of little importance. The association of a tonsillitis early on and the presence of tinnitus is probably of viral origin. Consult an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Discovered I have a swollen/enlarged submental node. Could that be caused by tonsil or teeth problems?

Discovered I have a swollen/enlarged submental node. Could that be caused by tonsil or teeth problems?

Lymph Nodes: Lymph Nodes act as a trap to reduce spread of infection or neoplasm. Important to identify and treat the source of the problem. See your Dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Could lipoma cause my neck to be bigger than other side. or my right tonsil to be swollen been like that 10 years. dr said it wont hurt me. will it?

Could lipoma cause my neck to be bigger than other side.  or my right tonsil to be swollen been like that 10 years. dr said it wont hurt me. will it?

Lipomas can range in: size and if large enough yes they could make your neck look larger. Tonsils inside your throat if big enough to change size of neck I would think you would have trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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My left tonsil has been swollen for 6 days over the past 24 hours its grown bigger and felt like i could taste something leaking from it also a white spot on it has grown bigger in size too causes?

My left tonsil has been swollen for 6 days over the past 24 hours its grown bigger and felt like i could taste something leaking from it also a white spot on it has grown bigger in size too causes?

Infection until: Proven otherwise. There is likely a Tonsillar abscess or at least exudate present and this needs to be evaluated and treated with antibiotics. There is a chance it may need to be drained, but only a doctor who can assess you in the real world will be able to tell you that. If you've got a fever or trouble swallowing see a doctor right away. Otherwise you should get seen in the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can swollen left tonsil for 5 mounth cause seollen lymb nodes?

Can swollen left tonsil for 5 mounth cause seollen lymb nodes?

Swollen node?: Hello, i think your question is, " can a swollen l tonsil for 5 months cause a swollen lymph node?" the answer is yes it can. Your tonsil is made of lymph tissue as is the node in your neck. Reactive changes in the tonsil can cause swelling in the neck. Most times in a healthy 20 year old we are looking at infection however that shouldn't be present for 5 months. See your doctor for an eval. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen tonsil on just the left side? There's no pain, no puss, and no other marks. Just looks/feels swollen/like something's stuck

What could cause a swollen tonsil on just the left side? There's no pain, no puss, and no other marks. Just looks/feels swollen/like something's stuck

Swollen tonsil: Yes, could be a foreign body reaction. But anytime there is just one swollen tonsil should be checked to make sure not a tumor or something like lymphoma. Go see an ent. ...Read more

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Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Yes: That can happen. But, if the pain is severe, you have fever and you cannot open your jaw very far then you need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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My tonsil and glands are swollen only on my left side, and it appears my uvula is being pushed aside. Cause? Treatment?

My tonsil and glands are swollen only on my left side, and it appears my uvula is being pushed aside. Cause? Treatment?

Tonsillar abcsess: Infection of the tonsils can cause an abscess. This can lead to deviation of the uvula and is a serious infection which can cause airway compromise. I would recommend seeing a physician asap and if any symptoms of difficulty swallowing or breathing should be seen in the er. ...Read more

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2.5 yr daughter is getting 2yr molars and i noticed her tonsils are extremely swollen. Not red or no patches. Could teething cause this?

2.5 yr daughter is getting 2yr molars and i noticed her tonsils are extremely swollen. Not red or no patches. Could teething cause this?

Big tonsils: Big tonsils without any sign of inflammation is ok and it reflects the body immune system reaction. The problem with big tonsils is that sometimes they lead to snoring at night if they remain big. ...Read more

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What (other than cancer) might cause a painless, v. Hard, fixed mass in the tonsil area w/ firm, swollen AC node, hearing decrement, & clr mucus?

What (other than cancer) might cause a painless, v. Hard, fixed mass in the tonsil area w/  firm, swollen AC node, hearing decrement,  & clr mucus?

See your doctor: It looks like you're trying to fit a lot of info into a short question and i suspect there's more to tell as well. In general infection & cancer are high on the list of things that cause lymph node enlargement. There are others, but based on what you've written i'd recommend seeing your doctor for a complete history and evaluation. ...Read more

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What are signs of tonsil cancer cause my right tonsil has been swollen for weeks now doctor took a swab of it and waiting for results now?

What are signs of tonsil cancer cause my right tonsil has been swollen for weeks now doctor took a swab of it and waiting for results now?

Consider biospy: At your age (26), this would most likely be an unusual presentation of Hodgkin's and the tonsil would feel different as well as just being big. It would also keep growing rapidly. I suspect the swab will come back normal flora and you may be offered a tonsillectomy if they're big enough to interfere with breathing while you sleep or are otherwise a problem. ...Read more