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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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Left tonsil swollen no pain or fever just dry throat and white spots, neg. strep. the white spots showed up the day after i made out with my bf. mono?

Left tonsil swollen no pain or fever just dry throat and white spots, neg. strep. the white spots showed up the day after i made out with my bf. mono?

Tonsillitis: White spots on your tonsils is usually caused by viral infections, tonsil stones or (less commonly) yeast. It would be uncommon for you to have developed symptoms of mononucleosis infection after one day, but it is a distinct possibility that this is the culprit. Your primary care doctor can help you sort this out with a simple blood test. ...Read more

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White spots on my tonsils, no pain, left tonsil swollen but just discomfort swallowing, ive had all this since tuesday. went to doctor neg strep test.

White spots on my tonsils, no pain, left tonsil swollen but just discomfort swallowing, ive had all this since tuesday. went to doctor neg strep test.

Tonsillitis: Most cases of tonsillopharyngitis, about 80% are viral initially. It might be that your strep culture was negative due to an inaccurate swap or maybe it truly was not a strep infection at that time. Other bacteria can cause tonsillitis, as well. If you continue to get worse with swollen tonsils, trouble swallowing, pain, & fever, then it is time to see MD for re-assessment and possible antibiotics ...Read more

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Left tonsil swollen a little pain left ear little pain when swallow feels like lump in throat. Bad breath nasty taste in mouth?

Left tonsil swollen a little pain left ear little pain when swallow feels like lump in throat. Bad breath nasty taste in mouth?

Ok....: without an exam, I can only give general information. and sinus infection frequently causes these symptoms. furthermore signs of infection involving collectiions of purulent material are indicative of a situation in which antibiotics are helpful. Might mention that strep infections fail zithromax 1 in 3 times and the mroe serious fusibacterial infections (mouth germ) doesn't respond it at all. ...Read more

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I have an urgent ENT appt after 8 weeks offeeling foreign body behind left tonsil, started with same side tonsilitis, scared, what will they do? Smok

I have an urgent ENT appt after 8 weeks offeeling foreign body behind left tonsil, started with same side tonsilitis, scared, what will they do? Smok

Examine and treat: Without examining you it is not possible to predict what this is, but the overwhelming odds are that it is quite manageable by your doctor, or if not, then by an ENT specialist to whom you would be referred. Good luck. ...Read more

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Enlarged left tonsil. Left tonsil is flat. Not painful. Left is sometimes itchy and red. What is this?

Enlarged left tonsil. Left tonsil is flat. Not painful. Left is sometimes itchy and red. What is this?

Asymmetrical tonsils: Tonsils that are differing in size can be a normal variant or indicate a a problem such as chronic infection in the crypts or crevices of one tonsil more than the other. There could be a growth in one tonsil making it seem larger. Bottom line, see an ent. ...Read more

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I have had the flu a couple of weeks ago, i got better and now my left tonsil is very enlarged. I hurts to open my mouth and is painful to swallow.

I have had the flu a couple of weeks ago, i got better and now my left tonsil is very enlarged. I hurts to open my mouth and is painful to swallow.

Large tonsil: The symptoms you are describing are concerned for a possible peri-tonsillar abscess. That's when there is a collection of pus behind one tonsil. It typically causes a lot of pain on one side, it's hard to open your mouth because of pain and your voice will sound muffled. We call that a "hot potato" voice. Once you have the symptoms you are compaining of, you really need to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?

Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?

Some possibilities.: certainly a mild cold could do this (and there is a cold going around that has made the front page sections!) Other mild viruses such as mononucleiosis, or tumor, or other infection would be expected to do much more than mild increase in shize of one tonsil. ...Read more

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