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Is Their Suppose To Be A Hole In Your Left Tonsole
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
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
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
Not uncommon: No one is totally symmetrical and thus this is not uncommon unless it is a new development. ...Read more
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
My left tonsil shrunk and looks "deflated" hast been that way for several months . Should I be concerned ?
No: If you have no symptoms, a shrunken tonsil is not a cause for concern. ...Read more
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
Is the tonsil supposed to be an oval red ball. It looks like that on the left but on the right its just a flap. Is this normal?
No: See PCP or ENT specialistGet a more detailed answer ›
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