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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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I had my tonsils out 1 year ago, I am 22. I noticed a mass in the pocket where my tonsil used to be?

Be seen...: "A mass" isn't descriptive enough to hazard a guess as to what you are noticing. This type of thing needs to be seen by a physician. Tonsillar tissue can grow back, but an exam is required to see if that is what you are noticing. ...Read more

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I found a mass on my tonsil recently. It looks like a cyst and seemed to appear out of no where since i haven't been sick in 4 months.

I found a mass on my tonsil recently. It looks like a cyst and seemed to appear out of no where since i haven't been sick in 4 months.

Probable mucous cyst: The tonsil contains crevasses and pits that sometimes become obstructed and can fill with skin or mucous debris forming white to, yellow smooth rounded usually asymptomatic bumps. If no symptoms then just observe. ...Read more

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My lingual tonsils on one side are very large, and looks like a mass growing there..could this be cancer?

My lingual tonsils on one side are very large, and looks like a mass growing there..could this be cancer?

Need to examine: If one of the tonsils became larger recently and the size is increasing, that would be a cause for concern. However it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you. What you described warrants examination by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a mass on my tonsil too big to remove how will they shrink it if not cancerious? I can't breath hardly laying down and my mouth will not open wide it has to be removed!

I have a mass on my tonsil too big to remove how will they shrink it if not cancerious? I can't breath hardly laying down and my mouth will not open wide it has to be removed!

There : There are definitely ways and techniques to perform this. I am hoping you are under the care of an ENT physician or a surgical oncologist. It is stressful to have a situation like this, but i assure you this can be taken care of. There is cautery, surgical resection, and other methods to solve your problem. Please be sure you have seen a specialist and have this taken care of. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat and irritated came on within 2 days. Taken halls, hot tea? No temp feel fine could barely sing @ mass? Tonsils have been out.

Scratchy throat and irritated came on within 2 days. Taken halls, hot tea? No temp feel fine could barely sing @ mass? Tonsils have been out.

Maybe strep,cold,etc: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold/flu viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Flu causes fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. ...Read more

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I'm scared. My one tonsil is bigger than other. Ent said its alright. Three other docs seen too. Been big for a while. R there any tests? Ct show mass

I'm scared. My one tonsil is bigger than other. Ent said its alright. Three other docs seen too. Been big for a while. R there any tests? Ct show mass

Another opinion: That part of throat sore? I would try to get another opinion. If a round or two of antibiotics doesn't help, it might ought to be biopsied or just come out. There is some reason why it is bigger, most likely not a serious problem but need to find out. Be well. ...Read more