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Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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I have tonsillar hypertrophy. For the past 24hr Ive had an sore throat, no appetite & a what looks to be a blood blister on my tonsil. What is this??

I have tonsillar hypertrophy. For the past 24hr Ive had an sore throat, no appetite & a what looks to be a blood blister on my tonsil. What is this??

Tonsil lesion: It could be a small blood blister, could be a dilated blood vessel on the tonsil, called a varicocele, which is a normal variant. Sometimes you notice things that have been there because your attention is drawn there, in your case due to sore throat. Doesn't sound concerning to me, but you should see an ENT doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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What are some causes of enlarged tonsils in adults?

What are some causes of enlarged tonsils in adults?

Enlarged tonsils: Hello, enlarged tonsils in an adult may be normally enlarged or possibly due to a condition called lymphoma. It is important to see your doctor especially if your tonsils are asymmetric. That is if one is larger than the other. ...Read more

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Can enlarged tonsils cause psuedo rbd in a 23 year old?

Can enlarged tonsils cause psuedo rbd in a 23 year old?

Enlarged tonsils: Obstructive sleep apnea (which can be caused by enlarged tonsils) can induce pseudo rbd, so possibly. But i'd guess that enlarged tonsils without evidence of osa would not. I recommend talking with a sleep specialist to discuss further workup. ...Read more

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Is it possible for enlarged tonsils and lymph nodes to cause neck and shoulder pain?

Possible: Enlafged tonsils and lymph node are a sign of infectio and this can cause pain.. You should see a doctor and have an exam to find out exactly what is going on. Call today to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Can't enlarged tonsils cause a speech delay in a two year old?

Can't enlarged tonsils cause a speech delay in a two year old?

I've never seen it: I've dealt with the issue for three decades & never seen it as a primary cause. If the kid has a sleep disorder related to sleep apnea/tonsil size i could see it causing chronic health problems, but not changing the emergence of speech & language skills in a kid that was ready. ...Read more

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Enlarged Tonsils (Definition)

Enlarged tonsils are a clinical finding in which the tonsils, which are areas of tissue near the throat, are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can ...Read more