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Is their suppose to be a hole in your left tonsole?

Normal: Tonsils commonly have crypts in them. They are often not symmetric. The hole can often get a white gelatinous gook in them as well. ...Read more

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What could be causing only my left tonsil to hurt?

What could be causing only my left tonsil to hurt?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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What could have caused my left tonsil to be enlarged?

What could have caused my left tonsil to be enlarged?

Infection? Tumor?: The cause for a single tonsil to enlarge can be related to the positioning of the bed where the tonsil sits producing an illusion of a large single tonsil or it can be related to tumors such as in conditions of lymphoma or even tonsil cancer. Most cases, it is not worrisome, but should be sorted out by your ent. ...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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Why would it be that my right tonsil is bigger than my left one?

Not uncommon: No one is totally symmetrical and thus this is not uncommon unless it is a new development. ...Read more

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When I suck my left tonsil it bleeds .what could this be. It doesn't hurt.

When I suck my left tonsil it bleeds .what could this be. It doesn't hurt.

Does not hurt: and bleeds and only one tonsil involved. Tonsillitis at this age is unusual . See an ent specialist. Cancer of the tonsil needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I only have one tonsil that is swollen, my left and it has been for a long time. Is that bad?

I only have one tonsil that is swollen, my left and it has been for a long time. Is that bad?

Possibly: Sometimes it only appears one tonsil is more swollen because of its position even though they are equal in size. Other times they are asymmetric and that may be cause for concern. In those cases of a persistently asymmetric tonsil, surgery may be indicated. Best to speak to an otolaryngologist for the best advice. ...Read more

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I noticed my left tonsil is slightly larger than my right it doesn't bother me or anything. Should i be concerned?

I noticed my left tonsil is slightly larger than my right it doesn't bother me or anything. Should i be concerned?

No: No, within normal limits. If the size change increases, or you just need reassurance, see an ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more