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What to do if only one of my tonsils are swollen?

What to do if only one of 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

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Only one of my tonsils are swollen. What can I do about this?

Only one of my tonsils are swollen. What can I do about this?

ENT Evaluation: Asymmetric tonsils should be evaluated by an ENT specialist. Even if you are not having any symptoms, best to have it looked at to determine if there is a problem that requires treatment or surgery. ...Read more

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Why are my tonsils soooo swollen if i'm not even sick and haven't been in forever?

Why are my tonsils soooo swollen if i'm not even sick and haven't been in forever?

Enlarged tonsils: Tonsilar hypertrophy or enlarged tonsils does not always indicate an infection or inflammation. Enlarged tonsils can be dangerous however if they come togerther "kiss" in the bach of the throat. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen and stating to get white patches on them. What is it? And what should I do?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: You could have tonsillitis or even mononucleosis. Or it could be the change in your age. Best to see your family doctor for an exam of your throat and to check the lymph nodes in your nec. Might need a throat culture and a mono test. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen with white puss on them what should I be thinking ?

Tonsillitis: See your primary care doctor for a throat culture, antibiotic if positive for Strep. The other possibility is tonsil stones. See ENT for that condition. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Tonsil swelling: Tonsils may swell because of drainage from the nose. Tonsils are the "glands" that process bacteria from nose/sinuses. Try clearing the postnasal drip. see www.grossaninstitute.com for suggestions. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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