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My Tonsils Are Swollen
Tonsil enlargement: Asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy is neoplastic until proven otherwise especially since we don't know anything about your social history or recent symptoms. Consult an ENT for exam. ...Read more
My tonsils are swollen and stating to get white patches on them. What is it? And what should I do?
Tonsillitis: It sounds like a tonsil infection... See your physician for help. Some infections need antibiotics and some don't but better safe than sorry. ...Read more
Hello. I have been singing for many years now but my range has started to drop. My tonsils are swollen. Could this be the problem?
MEANS THEY ARE : Infected and you need to seek treatment asap. ...Read more
I feel my tonsils are swollen not bad just an annoying feeling with a mucous feeling as well. Its not painful just annoying what could this be.
Should I have my tonsils removed? I've had problems with my tonsils in the past and now is the second time in 3 months that my tonsils have swollen to the point that i can hardly eat or drink anything and they are extremely painful
The : The two most common reasons tonsils are removed are for chronic airway obstruction and chronic or recurrent tonsillopharyngitis. A general guideline for frequency is 6 episodes in one year, 4 episodes per year for 2 consecutive years, or 3 episodes per year for three years. This is always tempered with other factors such as time missed from school/work, complications from the infection (i.e., abscess, admissions for IV antibiotics/hydration, etc.), recovery times for each episode, progression of the pattern of infections over time, and so forth. The recovery following surgery isn't pleasant so one would like to have strong indications for doing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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