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Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What does this sound like?

Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What does this sound like?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Enlarged Tonsils (Definition)

This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no larger than the fossa but to the fossas, 3 + larger than the fossa or pillars, 4+ touching each other. As we get older the tonsils should recede and get smaller. Enlarged tonsils decrease the size of ...Read more


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Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What are these symptoms of?

Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What are these symptoms of?

Different areas: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it sees a problem, it alerts immune system and the body reacts. They enlarge when they react. The locations suggest your problems are not related, a doc can help untangle this. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node no pain right side back of neck,no other symptoms. Have an abcessd gum for 1 year no pain just pus ,can that affect posterior node?

Swollen lymph node no pain right side back of neck,no other symptoms. Have an abcessd gum for 1 year no pain just pus ,can that affect posterior node?

Yes: The presence of swollen lymph glands in the neck reflect 3 conditions. The first is a possibility of a primary lymph gland tumor or lymphoma, Tahe second, metastatic tumor from oral cavity and 3rd, draining infection. Treatment here is to resolve infection at which time node will regress. Other wise bx neeced ...Read more

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Seen ENT 4 asymetrical tonsils, normal. Tongue pain same side as larger tonsil ENT says no lesion. Now upper mouth pain r side. Tonsil cancer metasis?

Seen ENT 4 asymetrical tonsils,  normal. Tongue pain same side as larger tonsil ENT says no lesion. Now upper mouth pain r side. Tonsil cancer metasis?

No: The tonsil is an aggragate of lymphocytes to help protect against oral bacteria. When one side is enlarged there could be a lesion but ulceration would be seen or some evidence of a destructive process. With tumor, spread to the ipsilateral side lymph nodes would be seen. and easily identified . Upper mouth pain is most frequently seen with inflammation. ...Read more

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left side One swollen tonsils and jaw pain with no fever no soar throat nothing else with 412 eosiphinol

left side One swollen tonsils and jaw pain with no fever no soar throat nothing else with 412 eosiphinol

Enlarged tonsil: This may be tendonitis despite lack of sore throat. The jaw pain may be referred from tonsillar inflammation. Evaluation by your physician, oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist is advised. Testing would include a throat culture to check for strep and also a monotest and cbc. Your eosinophil count of 412 is nonspecific. ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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When i press my tonsils then yellowish exudate comes . no fever no inflammation of tonsils. It comes in crypts sometimes. Enlarge right jaw lymph node?

When i press my tonsils then yellowish exudate comes . no fever no inflammation of tonsils. It comes in crypts sometimes. Enlarge right jaw lymph node?

Please...: Do not press on your tonsils! There is no reason to do so, and if you had an infection you can spread it that way! Cryptic tonsils are not necessarily calling for treatment. You probably have an elnlarged right jaw lymph because to pressed on the area. Now I would recommend you see a Dr. You might need treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat with swollen lymph node on right side. Chills no fever no vomiting. What is this?

Sore throat with swollen lymph node on right side. Chills no fever no vomiting. What is this?

Pharyngitis: Viral or bacterial pharyngitis. Would want to make sure you don't have strep throat so yo should get an exam, a strep test and/or culture. ...Read more

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No stones, no infection, no obstruction. But recent left side pain and swollen legs. U/S shows left mild pelvicaliectasis. Causes? Pretty scared.

No stones, no infection, no obstruction. But recent left side pain and swollen legs. U/S shows left mild pelvicaliectasis.
Causes? Pretty scared.

Pelvicaliectasis: Pelvicaliectasis is a dilated renal pelvis and calyces. It is not synonymous with the word hydronephrosis. Pelvicaliectasis exists when the renal pelvis and calyces are dilated without any evidence of obstruction. Common causes of pelvicaliectasis include an ileal loop diversion, prune belly syndrome, multicystic dysplastic kidney, and polycystic kidney disease. See a nephrologist soon. ...Read more

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One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

See a doctor : May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon for an exam. If you develop fevers or feel ill, may need to go to the ER. Ask about a referral to an ENT specialist as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Enlarged tonsil no pain what could this be ?

Enlarged tonsil no pain what could this be ?

Enlarged tonsils: Some people normally just have enlarged tonsils, which are harmless. Tonsils can be enlarged from infection, viral or bacterial - usually this is painful, but not always. ...Read more

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A little bit swollen submandibular node, now feel a pea sized posterior cervical node. No fevers, no pain, just pain in neck around node & throat pain?

A little bit swollen submandibular node, now feel a pea sized posterior cervical node. No fevers, no pain, just pain in neck around node & throat pain?

Probable infection: Lymph node enlargement is normal with infection. A pea size node is not usually concerning. If the enlargement or throat pain don't improve you can see your primary or ent ...Read more

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When press one tonsils feel hard bone inside.No pain not enlarged.dont have other discomfort.What is that?Is it tonsils stone?

Possible stone: Best to see an ears nose throat ENT doctor. If it is a stone frequently you will have foul breath. It is best to have a physician examine the tonsil ...Read more

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Had sinus infection that went away. Now ear pain and large white circle/spot on left tonsil. Tonsils not swollen, no fever. Throat sore on left side?

Uncertain: This could be strep, this could be used, it may depend on your therapy, it is best to show to your position and see if they can culture it to find to find out what it is ...Read more

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Constant minor sore throat, tonsiliths, swollen lymph nodes under jaw, loud breathing and more tonsil related symptoms. Chronic tonsilitis?

Constant minor sore throat, tonsiliths, swollen lymph nodes under jaw, loud breathing and more tonsil related symptoms. Chronic tonsilitis?

chronic tonsillitis?: Signs of chronic tonsillitis can include: • frequent tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths • bad breath • frequent throat discomfort and sensation of something stuck in the back of the throat • enlarged tonsils treatment for chronic tonsillitis can include antibiotics and oral gargles and rinses. If symptoms persist, surgery may be indicated. It is recommended that you see your ENT physician. ...Read more

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Enlarged tonsil no pain what could this be ?

Enlarged tonsils: Some people normally just have enlarged tonsils, which are harmless. Tonsils can be enlarged from infection, viral or bacterial - usually this is painful, but not always. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What are these symptoms of?

Different areas: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it sees a problem, it alerts immune system and the body reacts. They enlarge when they react. The locations suggest your problems are not related, a doc can help untangle this. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What does this sound like?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Severely enlarged tonsils with no pain. Do they have to come out?

Severely enlarged tonsils with no pain. Do they have to come out?

No: Enlarged tonsils are removed if they are a chief part of the problem in sleep apnea in adults, or if there is concern of a cancer. They are also removed if you have 5 to 7 infections in a year, or 3 to 5 a year for multiple years, or chronic pain. ...Read more

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I have taken 10 days of amoxicillin for my enlarged right tonsil. The pain went away but it still remains enlarged! why? I don't have insurance either

I have taken 10 days of amoxicillin for my enlarged right tonsil. The pain went away but it still remains enlarged! why? I don't have insurance either

May remain enlarged: Tonsils help to fight infection and may enlarge in the process, taking lengthy times to return ti normal size if at all. If you no longer have symptoms, ignore. If symptoms return you should go to see a doctor at a free or university clinic where your lack of insurance may not be an impediment. ...Read more

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Since April 2012 I found out that I had an asymmetrically enlarged left tonsil. No pain. went to see an ENT a few months sugg. Lesion neoplasm. ?

Since April 2012 I found out that I had an asymmetrically enlarged left tonsil. No pain. went to see an ENT a few months sugg. Lesion neoplasm. ?

Not very clear: What exactly did ENT diagnose you with? What is your question here? Best thing will be to follow up with ENT if that option is still available. ...Read more

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I m a dentist and from last 3 days I have enlarged right tonsil without any pain. Is dat can be carcinogenic? ?

Enlarged tonsil: Very unlikely at your age to be cancer unless you chew tobacco or have had radiation to the area. Observe for now and consult an otorhinolaryngologist if it persists. ...Read more

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Pus leaks from tonsil, tonsil enlarged, no pain, multiple rounds of antibiotics for 9 months. It is not tonsiliths. What can it be?

Peritonsillar absces: If there's swelling above and/or around the tonsil, you may have a peri-tonsillar abscess. You should make an appointment with an otolaryngologist soon. ...Read more

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What does small hard ring of dark spots on enlarged tonsil indicate? Pta?

What does small hard ring of dark spots on enlarged tonsil indicate? Pta?

Probably nothing.: Definitely not a pta, especially if you aren't having any symptoms of fever or severe pain. Hard to say without looking at it, but they may be a collection of blood vessels that are often seen on the surface of the tonsil. If the swelling doesn't improve or one tonsil stays larger than the other, get it looked at by an ent. ...Read more

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I have a Larger white thing behind tonsil no pain, and enlarged tonsil which the white spot is behind?

I have a Larger white thing behind tonsil no pain, and enlarged tonsil which the white spot is behind?

Tonsil stone: It sounds like you have a tonsil stone, or tonsolith. These occur when crypts in the tonsils get food packed in them. You can removed them with a Q-tip or a waterpick. If you develop sore throat see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged tonsil only on left side, what to do?

I have an enlarged tonsil only on left side, what to do?

Have it checked: If your tonsils have always been like that, it is less likely to be anything serious. However, having asymmetric tonsils in an adult is a reason to do a tonsillectomy. This is to make sure that the enlargement isn't caused by cancer. Please see your doctor to be evaulated. ...Read more

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One enlarged tonsil, could it be a cancer?

One enlarged tonsil, could it be a cancer?

Could be: How long has the unilateral enlargement lasted? What are associated symptoms? Is there lymph node enlargement? It is not feasible to give a reasonable answer without examining the lesion and may be taking a biopsy for examination of the tissue by a pathologist. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is enlarged tonsils?

What is enlarged tonsils?

Secretory IgA: Dr. Balagun is almost perfectly correct. I know this is immunological trivia but nevertheless, let's be absolutely accurate. Secretory IgA is not synthesized by the palatine tonsils because the latter are covered with squamous epithelium (modified skin) and thus does not synthesize secretory component. However, the adenoid (tonsil in the back of the nose) does because the surface does produce sc. ...Read more

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Symptons of enlarged tonsils?

Big Tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may cause voice changes and blockage of airflow during sleep. Most of the time, the swelling goes down after an infection. If just one of your tonsils is enlarged, go see your doctor. Unless there are other problems, generally no treatment is necessary for enlarged tonsils. Not sure? Go see an ent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of enlarged tonsils?

Sxs enlarged tonsils: Enlarged tonsils may not cause symptoms. Tonsil enlargement may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing, snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Sore throat is also a possible symptom. ...Read more

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I have enlarged tonsils. Do I need them removed?

Not necessarily!: Enlargement of the tonsils is not the true reason for removal. There are guidlines for tonsil removal. Recurrent strep infections (6 per year), recurring episodes of sore throat, inability to clear tonsils of tonsil-liths, foul lbreath and others. If you are having a recurring problem, see your pcp or an ent. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged tonsils?

Enlarged tonsils: This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no larger than the fossa but to the fossas, 3 + larger than the fossa or pillars, 4+ touching each other. As we get older the tonsils should recede and get smaller. Enlarged tonsils decrease the size of the airway for breathing ...Read more