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Is It Harmful To Have Big Tonsils For Long Periods Of Time
Not in and of itself: Large tonsil are just something one has developed over the years, in part related to the number of upper respiratory / sore throat infections one has had. The tonsil are lymph glands and will enlarge whenever they have to drain infected or traumatized areas that are in their line of duty. Is become very and cause obstructive breathing or sleep apnea, need to remove. ...Read more
Persistent cough, difficulty swallowing and eating, trouble sleeping for long periods of time, white tonsils.. is this strep,mono or tonsillitis?
If you go a prolonged period (i.e., 6+ months) of seeing tonsil stones increase gradually, what's happening?
Tonsillar crypts: may occur as a result of infections or anatomical variations. ENT evaluation is necessary for actual stone formation. ...Read more
I get strep infections 4-6 times a year and right now I'm on my 2nd case of strep in a 2 month period. should I get my tonsils removed ?
May be: The old school preached three reasons for the T&A are Cancer, cancer and cancer!. Other reasons may include multiple strep infections causing debility and time lost from work etc. A review of this history with your GP will help make informed decision including cons from surgery in recent cases. Good luck! A trial of prophylactic treatment, for 6 months may be worth the effort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sis has ibs, heartburn, waist pain-both side, missed nd heavy period, breathing problem, tonsil etc. Why? Is it really normal? What will we do now?
Difficult to say: There are multiple problems. It is hard to say what is going on without a proper in office evaluation. ...Read more
Can a very small varicoele cause discomfort when standing for long periods of time? I was told only big ones do, but i always get that heavy feeling on one testicle if i stand for a few hours. I have a grade one varicocele. Does this make sense/ normal?
Unusual & unlikely: Small varicoceles are not usually associated with discomfort. However there are always exceptions to almost any rule. Treatment would depend upon how much this bothers you. Alternative is live with it & accept discomfort or sit down if this is possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello doctor. I'd like to know if there are any harmful second effects from using birth control pills for long periods of time. I have been using mine for 5 years. Thank you ?
Can taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for long periods of time cause permanent damage or adverse effects?
What are the adverse effects from concentrating for prolonged periods of time without break(4-8 hrs)? (study, reading, solving puzzles)
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