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Enlarged Lingual Tonsil Causes
Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so, the duration. Do you have any allergies. Is this something that you have recently noticed and if so have any other changes have presented. It would be best for you to visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for a visual evaluation. ...Read more
No, it would not: A sharp tooth would irritate the lateral border of the tongue, which could possibly feel like it is coming from the tonsil area. ...Read more
Abnormally enlarged lingual tonsil, night time itching, irritated by CPAP machine, creating log cough, cannot sleep or sleep using CPAP machine?
Tonsil: Well, that needs to be checked out. Your ENT specialist is beat for that. ...Read more
See ENT doctor: You are unusually well educated to know about lingual tonsils. Usually need to have a doctor who can perform "indirect laryngoscopy" to see lingual tonsils. This can be performed with a mirror or laryngoscope by ENT doctor. If infection is found, an antibiotic may be appropriate. ...Read more
Possible: Best to have this examined by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Small bump on outer edge of left lingual tonsil, looks like a taste bud but isn't. I can feel it annoying me, no pain, feels dry it has been 1 week.?
Usually lymph: Lingual tonsils are most likely to drain into level 2-3 nodes which would be along the upper and middle so the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Usually the tonsil drains to the nodes on its side but can drain into both sides. ...Read more
My lingual tonsil is inflamed and looks like a pimple. Should I pop it? If not how can I get rid of this?
Don't touch it: Even if it looks "like a pimple, " tonsils are structurally different tissue and should not be instrumented except by a professional. That said, if you have associated symptoms such as sore throat, fever, etc., you should be seen promptly. It may be as simple as a viral infection, or worse, strep, or worse--an abscess. You may need antibiotics or surgical drainage. Go see your doc! ...Read more
I have a small bump on the right side of my tongue near the lingual tonsil that I noticed yesterday, It is not painful but I am very worried.?
Needs to be checked: Any bump on the tongue needs to be checked. At your age of 21 it is unlikely to be anything serious. We do not have enough information to tell you what it might be. Need a history like if you smoke or chew tobacco. Any other co existing medical condition etc, it may be due to a viral infection, allergy, canker sore. A tumor. If it persist get it checked by your doctor for proper diagnosis ...Read more
I have a small bump on the right side of my tongue (near lingual tonsil) that I'm worried about. It is not painful and I do not smoke. I'm worried?
Why?: Has it changed size or shape? How long has it been there? Monitor for a bit if no resolution then see your doctor don't smoke if you do ...Read more
I have a swelling in back of tongue, one side. Is it the lingual tonsil? Can you see the tonsils without special equipment? Why would one side swell
See ENT: Although lingual tonsils can enlarge and be felt as a mass at the base of tongue, other conditions need to be ruled out. The anterior tongue can be seen without special equipment, but the base of tongue is sometimes better visualized with fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy. This is performed by an ent. ...Read more
I have a small raised lesion about 1mm in size on the edge of the tongue next to lingual tonsil. What could it be. Different from look of papillae?
Too small to worry: It is hard to know if a one mm lesion is anything significant. So it should be watched for the next 1 to 2 months for any changes. More than likely it will go away by itself. In the unlikely possibility, it could grow in size which will require a closer monitoring or a possible biopsy to determine its nature. But biopsy is not indicated unless it is >5mm in size. So right now you can relax. ...Read more
Went 2 ENT 4 a flesh colored bump a little smaller than pencil eraser. Its on the first pillar next to lingual tonsil. He said normal. Should I worry?
If your ENT: Specialist said it was normal, you should not worry. It does not sound like anything terrible. ...Read more
Sometimes steroids: One's primary care doctor can check the throat, tongue, and tonsils. Steroids such as prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono (glandular fever) to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breathe and swallow properly while his mono illness gradually subsides. It can help relieve symptoms even if it may not speed up recovery time. ...Read more
Palatoglossal and lingual tonsil erythema along with sialorrhea. No mental health issue with patient or previous underlying family history of symptoms?
I occasional have pain in right lingual tonsil. I've quit smoking. An oral surgeon recently examined it and wasn't concerned. I also have acid reflux?
Relax: If your oral surgeon is not concerned, the you should be fine. But, if you are still anxious, then please see another doctor. ...Read more
No ENT in my city Tonsil stone calcified not bothersome but tonsil/tissue seems to be growing over it. Also yellow on lingual tonsil. Problematic?
Gettin'StonedAgain?: It may not be causing a problem now & it may never cause a problem and who knows, that tonsil may be able to bury it deep inside itself, which would be a mixed blessing. But, if with time it starts hurting or leaking or causing bad breath, you'll have to have it tended to at that time. So you might want to get it taken care of sooner than later. One visit to an ENT would probably do it. Worth the drive ...Read more
Had a ct scan showed mild asymmety of the lingual tonsil, of unlikely significance. Should I be concerned about this? Have had brain and breat cance
Not necessarily: CTs are VERY sensitive and pick up all sorts of little things. You probably could have lived your whole life and never known you had a 'lingual tonsil asymmetry' and been just fine. Still, it should be easy enough to check. See an Ear, Nose Throat specialist who can look in your throats and biopsy if necessary. Then you can relax when you confirm it's nothing.. ...Read more
Throat tightness, more important at night (difficulty to breath). Several months. Exams normal, except lingual tonsil bigger than expected.?
Need evaluation: Ent, blood work, pcp- don't wait!Get a more detailed answer ›
Adult no tonsils one sided no symptoms lingual tonsil hypertrophy biopsy/pathology complicated? Best to do=ent, dentistry/oral & maxillofacial, other?
I would recommend an ENT physician right away
its never good when something is on one side only
get help now. ...Read more
White spots on palatine tonsils, painful ear, swollen back of 1/2 my tongue (or lingual tonsil). Red spots on soft palate last week. In pain. What cou?
Had a CT of neck after having issues with throat and tongue. Ct resulted in thickened area on tongue by lingual tonsil - what does this mean?
Tissue abnormality: All the ct did was identify an area of your tongue that is larger or thicker than expected. The next step would be to determine if this is causing yoir tongue/throat issues and to decide if a biopsy of the area is needed. A radiologist should read the ct and the area in question visualized if possible to see if the surface tissue looks abnormal. You will likely need to biopsy if it does. ...Read more
Canker like sores on very back of tongue and lingual tonsil on one side for 2 days. No fever/ upper respiratory symptoms. Very painful to swallow.???
A CT scan revealed a growth on my lingual tonsil. I'm awaiting biopsy results. What could they reveal and when will my throat feel better?
Wait for reports: Lingual tonsil is located back part of tongue, it has not only squamus epithelium, lymphatic tissue. All inflammatory changes seen on lymph nodes will also be seen it then will be benign reaction, how ever squamus. Cell cancer, lymphoma can also develop in lingual tonsil. Wait for for final reports good luck. ...Read more
Diagnosed with lingual tonsil hypertrophy, have a sore throat. I think silent acid reflux. What holistic treatment can I do to resolve issue? Thanks
check You Tube video: Understanding LPR.
good luck; contact me w any?? ...Read more