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Swollen And Torn Tonsils
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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
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
The: Adenoids could respond by themselves without tonsils getting involved. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
See your physician.: This sounds like an infection. You need to see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? Will it go away on it's own?
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
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
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?
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?
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
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