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How can tonsils get swollen?

How can tonsils get swollen?

Yes: Strep bacteria is a common cause of bacterial tonsillitis, however the vast majority of tonsillitis is caused by viral pathogens. A doctor can evaluate red and inflamed tonsils to determine their cause. ...Read more

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What could cause my tonsils to be swollen?

What could cause my tonsils to be swollen?

Swollen tonsils: Anything that irritates your tonsils will make them swell. Highest on the list is recent viral exposure, followed by acid reflux, nasal congestion, and allergies. Bacterial tonsillitis usually includes headache, fever, swollen neck lymph glands, enlarged tonsils and sore throat, with a coating on the tonsils. ...Read more

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Swollen gland near tonsil wall, what is this?

Swollen gland near tonsil wall, what is this?

Swollen gland: Impossible to say without physical examination but could be a jugulodiagastric lymph node. Please follow up with ENT doctor asap. ...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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Question can adenoilds be swollen and not tonsils also?

Question can adenoilds be swollen and not tonsils also?

The: Adenoids could respond by themselves without tonsils getting involved. ...Read more

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When your tonsils are swollen can somebody else catch it?

When your tonsils are swollen can somebody else catch it?

Infection?: Swollen tonsils are not necessarily communicative. But if you have either a viral or bacterial or viral/bacterial infection of the tonsils, then, of course, you can spread that infection to somebody else by sputum, or nasal secretions. ...Read more

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What can I do if my tonsils are extremely swollen help!?

What can I do if my tonsils are extremely swollen help!?

Swollen Tonsils: From the sounds of your description, it sounds like this is an acute problem. Swollen tonsils are often from acute infection, which could be bacterial or viral. There are other causes, too. If you haven't already had this evaluated, you should. You probably need some kind of treatment, but making sure you get the right treatment should be determined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my tonsils are constantly swollen?

What does it mean when my tonsils are constantly swollen?

Usually infections: Chronically enlarged tonsils are usually due to infection. A primary care doctor or an ENT doctor can evaluate. If there are many bothersome symptoms, recurrent infections, snoring / sleep apnea, etc..., the doctors may recommend removing the tonsils. Antibiotics can treat the bacterial infections. ...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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Can swollen left tonsil for 5 mounth cause seollen lymb nodes?

Can swollen left tonsil for 5 mounth cause seollen lymb nodes?

Swollen node?: Hello, I think your question is, " can a swollen l tonsil for 5 months cause a swollen lymph node? " the answer is yes it can. Your tonsil is made of lymph tissue as is the node in your neck. Reactive changes in the tonsil can cause swelling in the neck. Most times in a healthy 20 year old we are looking at infection however that shouldn't be present for 5 months. See your doctor for an eval. ...Read more

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My right tonsil has been swollen for three weeks what could it be?

Abscess: Tonsillitis with abscess. If it not painful may be enlarged due to allergies. See your doctor or ENT specialist as other serious conditions can b the cause. ...Read more

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My left tonsil has been swollen for a month now. How do I treat this?

My left tonsil has been swollen for a month now. How do I treat this?

See ENT: Have a local ENT take a look at your tonsils and perform a complete head and neck exam. Unilateral tonsil enlargement, particularly if your tonsils were previously equal in size is concerning. ...Read more

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Right tonsil is still swollen after more than a week. What should I do?

Right tonsil is still swollen after more than a week. What should I do?

See your physician.: This sounds like an infection. You need to see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Left tonsil is swollen with white stuff on it is that something serious?

Probably not serious: A swollen tonsil with "white stuff" is consistent with acute tonsillitis. Usually both tonsils are involved. I strongly suggest you consult an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your gland and tonsil are both swollen on the right side?

What does it mean when your gland and tonsil are both swollen on the right side?

Same side swelling: Hello, a tonsil and lymph node swelling on the same side most likely is due to infection. However, you should be seen by your doctor or an ENT doctor for a more detailed examination. Sometimes cancer presents this way. Good luck. ...Read more

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My tonsils are still swollen and it's been a really long time. What should I do?

My tonsils are still swollen and it's been a really long time. What should I do?

Symptoms?: As long as the two tonsils are roughly the same size, large tonsils by themselves are not a problem. Sometimes they will cause symptoms (soreness, getting in the way of swallowing or breathing (snoring at night) or similar). There is no medication that will shrink tonsils long term. Sometimes, if the symptoms are bad enough, the tonsils are removed. ...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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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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Swollen tonsil with wound and something black inside. And pus (but that's "normal" for me).

Needs evaluation: Pus on tonsils isn't normal, nor is a wound with debris. Please seek medical attention soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? Will it go away on it's own?

What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? Will it go away on it's own?

Yes: Cough is from the irritation of the pharynx. As tonsils heal (or removed) the irritation is removed and the cough should stop. ...Read more

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I do not smoke marajauna but when im around smokers my tonsils seem to get swollen everytime. Can I be allergic?

I do not smoke marajauna but when im around smokers my tonsils seem to get swollen everytime. Can I be allergic?

Never heard of this: Haven't heard this complaint from patients before, and am not sure whether you have looked at your tonsils and found them enlarged, or are just feeling some throat discomfort. This would not be an indication of allergy per se, but rather some sensitivity to something in the smoke. If it bothers you, stay away from people who smoke, if they will not stop doing it around you. ...Read more

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My tonsils seem to be swollen up. No pain however. I'm worried that they've been swollen for at least 3 months...?

My tonsils seem to be swollen up. No pain however. I'm worried that they've been swollen for at least 3 months...?

See your physician: This could be an infection especially at your age but other things can cause the tonsil to be swollen. Since this is new you need to see your physician ...Read more

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I have had a red circle shape on my tonsil for a yesr now. Its red. Doesn't hurt. No swollen tonsills. Should I worry?

I have had a red circle shape on my tonsil for a yesr now. Its red. Doesn't hurt. No swollen tonsills. Should I worry?

Tonsil cancer: Although one can get tonsil cancer, you are much too young to make cancer a prime suspect. But any spot that looks abnormal or different should be checked ...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 tonsil feels like they're swollen and have for a while now and I'm not showing any symptoms for anything what could be the problem?

Quite a lot of thing: Mostly infection. Viral infections including mononucleosis are the most common. Fever/ large lymph nodes, drainage are signs that antibiotics would be needed and having none of these would imply a virus where antibiotics won't do anything. Cannot say for sure unless seeing it. ...Read more

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Hello. My right tonsil/ glad (not sure).is very swollen. I looked closer and found black mark (like it's burnt) in the pocket. What is it? : (

Tonsil: Its hard to say especially since you've provided no information about yourself not even your age let alone medical or social history and no pictures. If you are concerned please consult your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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My right onsil is swollen, not huge but 2x size of my left tonsil, I am not sick. This has been like this for 3 weeks how can I get it back to normal?

My right onsil is swollen, not huge but 2x size of my left tonsil, I am not sick. This has been like this for 3 weeks how can I get it back to normal?

Enlarged tonsil: There are different reasons for an enlarged tonsil, including infection and cancer. A physical examination would provide more ands for you. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen tonsil on just the left side? There's no pain, no puss, and no other marks. Just looks/feels swollen/like something's stuck

Swollen tonsil: Yes, could be a foreign body reaction. But anytime there is just one swollen tonsil should be checked to make sure not a tumor or something like lymphoma. Go see an ent. ...Read more