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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

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 I have the discomfort and now I can see what look like little HOLES all over my right tonsil. Not my left. What can cause holes? Is it normal?

 I have the discomfort and now I can see what look like little HOLES all over my right tonsil. Not my left. What can cause holes? Is it normal?

May be physiologic : And maybe physiologic was the other thing one would consider is whether it is infected since it is tender. This is something discuss with your physician and maybe get a culture ...Read more

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Right tonsil bigger than the left can it be lymphoma?

Right tonsil bigger than the left can it be lymphoma?

Tonsil asymmetry: When one tonsil is much larger than the other, the potential for lymphoma is a consideration and in the differential diagnosis. Asymmetry is a surgical indication for tonsillectomy. My advice would be to see an ENT doctor. If they agree that your tonsils are unequal, then you should have tonsillectomy and the tonsils will be evaluated in the lab for final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can swollen left tonsil for 5 mounth cause seollen lymb nodes?

Can swollen left tonsil for 5 mounth cause seollen lymb nodes?

Swollen node?: Hello, i think your question is, " can a swollen l tonsil for 5 months cause a swollen lymph node?" the answer is yes it can. Your tonsil is made of lymph tissue as is the node in your neck. Reactive changes in the tonsil can cause swelling in the neck. Most times in a healthy 20 year old we are looking at infection however that shouldn't be present for 5 months. See your doctor for an eval. ...Read more

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Hey my right tonsil is bigger than my left tonsil what should i do?

Nothing unless: Tonsils should be left alone unless they are large enough to obstruct your air passage , suffer from recurrent infection, have stones, or traps material in the crypts. It is not unusual to have one larger than the other. If they cover up most of the throat area, surgical removal may be considered. (ENT consult?) ...Read more

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My left tonsil has been swollen for a month now. How do I treat this?

My left tonsil has been swollen for a month now. How do I treat this?

See ENT: Have a local ENT take a look at your tonsils and perform a complete head and neck exam. Unilateral tonsil enlargement, particularly if your tonsils were previously equal in size is concerning. ...Read more

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Left tonsil is swollen with white stuff on it is that something serious?

Left tonsil is swollen with white stuff on it is that something serious?

Probably not serious: A swollen tonsil with "white stuff" is consistent with acute tonsillitis. Usually both tonsils are involved. I strongly suggest you consult an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Right tonsil slightly bigger than left been like that for awhile could it be lymphoma?

We are asymmetrical: We humans are asymmetrical, which means the left and right tonsils are usually not the same size in each person. Many times they are similar in size, but sometimes they are notably different in size... but that is the norm. "Anything is possible" in life, including any and all scary diseases we know of, but a normal, healthy young adult need not think of lymphoma if he only has tonsil asymmetry. ...Read more

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My daughter has a white tear drop shaped growth on her left tonsil. What could it be?

My daughter has a white tear drop shaped growth on her left tonsil. What could it be?

Exudate?: Without seeing it directly, it is hard to tell. But if it hasn't been there long, it may be a tonsillar exudate (pus). Exudates can form from bacterial or viral illnesses. If this is the case, your pediatrician can sample the exudate to determine if it is strep throat. See your pediatrician especially if she has a fever of greater than 100.4F, no cough, and swollen neck glands. ...Read more

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My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do?

My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do?

Tonsil sore: My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do? ANS: have your Dr look in there as see what is going on. ...Read more

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What would make my left tonsil look ripped? And why would there be a small white bumb on my right tonsil?

What would make my left tonsil look ripped? And why would there be a small white bumb on my right tonsil?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more