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Is it possible for only one tonsill to swell? I know I'm either getting sick or I am sick stuffy nose headache sore throat but only one tonsil swollen

Is it possible for only one tonsill to swell? I know I'm either getting sick or I am sick stuffy nose headache sore throat but only one tonsil swollen

Yes: Only one tonsil can swell. You need to watch for severe soreness and swelling on one side which could be symptoms of an abscess forming. I would Reccomend if you have pus on only one tonsil that you be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is only one swollen tonsil a symptom of HIV or can only one get infected?

Is only one swollen tonsil a symptom of HIV or can only one get infected?

Tonsil swelling: Hello. A one sided tonsil swelling or a uneven appearance of the tonsils need to be viewed by your ENT doctor. Infectious reasons (such as HIV) are possible. Most often the lymph tissue that makes up the tonsil has a slight asymmetry in appearance. An excision may be needed if suspicion is high. ...Read more

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Can I have chronic tonsillitis in one tonsil if I have deep crypts but no tonsil stones but have really bad breath and only 1 swollen tonsil?

Can I have chronic tonsillitis in one tonsil if I have deep crypts but no tonsil stones but have really bad breath and only 1 swollen tonsil?

Yes, it is possible.: It is possible to have only one swollen tonsil, but it should not be so bug that it is blocking tour throat or airway. Just because there are no tonsil stones doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. If you haven't already, please go see an ENT to make sure there is nothing wrong. ...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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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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I have white tonsil stones in only one tonsil that is slightly swollen. The swelling is releated to tonsil stones?

I have white tonsil stones in only one tonsil that is slightly swollen. The swelling is releated to tonsil stones?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: YES: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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One swollen tonsil no pain what is it?

One swollen tonsil no pain what is it?

Asymmetric Tonsil: Hello. An asymmetric tonsil needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It could be completely normal or possibly related to a lymphoma. A tonsillectomy may be needed. ...Read more

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I have one swollen tonsil with a white spot, is it common to have one swollen tonsil?

I have one swollen tonsil with a white spot, is it common to have one swollen tonsil?

No.: A single swollen tonsil is concerning for infection deep in spaces under tonsil. Generally this produces one sided pain and swelling. Dangly thing in back of throat gets pushed out of midline and you generally get very sick. If this happens seek care asap. If none of the above apply then you may just have one side more "sick" than the other and this may even out tomorrow. ...Read more

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This morning ive worken up with my left gland swollen and one white spot on my tonsil? I'm not in any pain. Can this spread to someone else?

Throat infection: Only if you have a fever and are actively sick. I would just stay arms length from others and not cough on anyone. You could get others sick by kissing them or mouth contact. You should be feeling better in a couple of days. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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My tonsils are always swollen and one looks like it has rips and tears in it. I never have fevers. Been like that since I was 3. What is it?

My tonsils are always swollen and one looks like it has rips and tears in it. I never have fevers. Been like that since I was 3. What is it?

Diary: Your culprit is dairy. You only need milk up to age 3. Since you experience tonsil issues after that age, it is a sign that your body telling you that it no longer need dairy. This include cheese, poultry and eggs. Stay away from them for 90 days and you will notice the difference. Write back after 90 days. ...Read more

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Hi, had one swollen tonsil for over a month, noticed a white spot & when prodded produced white pus, no pain as such just ached sometimes, what is it?

Hi, had one swollen tonsil for over a month, noticed a white spot & when prodded produced white pus, no pain as such just ached sometimes, what is it?

Tonsil stones: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more

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I have Spots on both tonsils but only one is swollen. Then it goes away but comes back every month like clockwork since January '16. What is going on?

I have Spots on both tonsils but only one is swollen. Then it goes away but comes back every month like clockwork since January '16. What is going on?

Crypts: Tonsils are pitted cryptic organs with irregular surfaces. They often swell due to inflammation/infection. Additionally, debris or tonsilloliths may be filling the interior of the tonsil. Progressive persistent asymmetry or enlargement however should be evaluated by an Otolaryngologist to rule out a neoplasm/growth. ...Read more

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I have holes in my tonsils, one is a little bigger than a pencil eraser. My tonsils are swollen but do not hurt. What is wrong? Is it contagious?

I have holes in my tonsils, one is a little bigger than a pencil eraser. My tonsils are swollen but do not hurt. What is wrong? Is it contagious?

Cryptic tonsils: All tonsils are not created equal!
Some are big, some are small. Some have holes (cryptic), some are smoothe. It does not make a difference what they look like. Looks do not impair function. ...Read more

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What to do if one swollen tonsil and hurts to swallow?

What to do if one swollen tonsil and hurts to swallow?

Get seen: Throat pain and one swollen tonsil is concerning for tonsil cancer. Please get to an ENT or Head & Neck Surgeon soon. This disease can happen regardless of smoking history so, please don't delay. ...Read more

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One swollen lymph node under right tonsil, possible cause?

One swollen lymph node under right tonsil, possible cause?

At your age?: Probably an inflamed node due to a throat infection. If it does not go away within a few days, make sure you see a doc. And of course, if you use tobacco, quit, and if you don't, never try it. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with tonsillitis, my tonsils are very swollen and my uvula is stuck to one. Is this meant to happen? Should I do some thing?

I've been diagnosed with tonsillitis, my tonsils are very swollen and my uvula is stuck to one. Is this meant to happen? Should I do some thing?

ENT/UC-now: You definitely have both tonsillitis with uvulitis; however, you must be checked and examined for a peritonsillar abscess-asap. ...Read more

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One tonsil swollen with 1white streak for 3 days. Strep was very faint positive. Is this strep its only one side and 1 streak? Pen is causing gi upset

One tonsil swollen with 1white streak for 3 days. Strep was very faint positive. Is this strep its only one side and 1 streak? Pen is causing gi upset

Strep: If the strep test was positive, you likely have the infection in your entire oral pharynx (mouth/tonsils). Do not worry about what side unless you continue to have pain on one side or swelling, then you must become concerned with an abscess. If the penicillin is causing you GI upset, call your doctor to consider a change in your antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between tonsil cancer and tonsil stones? I have one tonsil that has been swollen and get some white stones, 2 yrs now.

How do you know the difference between tonsil cancer and tonsil stones? I have one tonsil that has been swollen and get some white stones, 2 yrs now.

Look different: A swollen tonsil with stones is more likely inflammatory than malignant. A cancer of the tonsil would more likely be ulcerated and hemorrhagic. If this is not resolving after 2 years, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Had tonsillitis tried to treat it on my own. Most pus patches went away except one. Tonsils still swollen and it's been like 3 weeks. Why won't go away?

Had tonsillitis tried to treat it on my own. Most pus patches went away except one. Tonsils still swollen and it's been like 3 weeks. Why won't go away?

Severe infection: Tonsils can become severely infected and may fail to respond totally to even anti-biotic therapy - that's why so many people have to have them removed. I hope you did not self-prescribe the Amoxicillin - it's not a good idea to do that and could make your health problems into the future harder to treat. See a doctor to get that last bit taken care of. ...Read more

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One of my tonsils has swollen up and I’ve pushed it to the side with my finger and a little bit of green thick pus came out when taking my finger out?

One of my tonsils has swollen up and I’ve pushed it to the side with my finger and a little bit of green thick pus came out when taking my finger out?

Tonsil: Sounds like tonsillar crypt infection. Gargle with 1/2 tsp of salt or baking soda in glass of lukewarm water. If gets worse, may need antibiotics ...Read more

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Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Yes: That can happen. But, if the pain is severe, you have fever and you cannot open your jaw very far then you need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Back of tongue yellow, one swollen tonsil, and bumps on back of tongue. What could this be?

Tonsil: If you have a fever and pain it may be a viral illness with mild dehydration, but it could also be bacterial. You should get a culture if there is fever and pain ...Read more

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Chesty cough for 3 weeks and now started to heave and got swollen tonsils on one side. Help?

Chesty cough for 3 weeks and now started to heave and got swollen tonsils on one side. Help?

Tonsil: Sounds like a bacterial infection, perhaps started in the sinus. You need meds. ...Read more