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Swollen Tonsils On One Side
Tonsil: Sounds like a bacterial infection, perhaps started in the sinus. You need meds. ...Read more
I've had swollen tonsils on one side for a few months now. No white spots and no other throat related symptoms. What could this be?
Swollen tonsil: Sometimes asymmetry of the tonsils(tonsillar pillars), position and muscle tone. 80%of the time it is benign but 20% of the time there could be malignancy which is not known until they examine the tissue after tonsillectomy. Any lymph nodes in the neck? F/U within 2 weeks with ENT. Ask if MRI would be of any help in distinguishing between non malignant and malignant cases, ...Read more
Coughing up blood, 38y old female, swollen tonsil on one side for a while. Could it be related? Or should i rush to ER?
Possible tonsillitis: If your tonsil has been inflamed and painful for some time, it may be the cause of your productive cough with blood. If it is not painful, you should seek further evaluation with your primary care physician and then an Ear, Nose & Throat physician for a possible endoscopy and detailed examination of your throat as a possible site of this bleeding followed by a pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more
Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?
Swollen tonsil on one side for about 9 months. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. Enlarged glands in neck. No other symptoms. What could this be?
What causes a semi swollen right tonsil on one side no pain no symptoms. can see it a bit when I open my mouth. been like that 10 years. Normal?
Tonsil asymmerty: Asymmetric tonsils are not always a cause for concern. See an ENT specialist to further evaluate ...Read more
Swollen lingual tonsil one side of tounge white coating neck pain tounge pain post nasal drip swollen cervical lymph nodes 5 month no change ..Cancer?
Are there any side effects to the steroids doctors give u for swollen tonsils? They gave me a bit and sent me home Had them before just wondering.
Swollen tonsils with white blotches on them. Little pain or fever, more on one tonsil than the other. Could it be related to unprotected oral sex?
Not likely: Not impossible as you can get gonorrhea and herpes of the back of the throat, but a normal tonsil infection is more likely. Gonococcal pharyngiits usually causes significant green discharge on back of throat and herpes would be fairly painful. However, this is a good time to consider using condoms for oral sex. Young men still enjoy oral sex even with a condom on. ...Read more
Infectious or not?: If you have strep tonsillitis, it is recommended you receive antibiotics. Swollen tonsils can be acute (sudden onset, usually from infection, rarely from tumors) or chronic (usually just someone with large tonsils). If there is some pain, you can start with saline gargles or using a "water pik" to rinse out the tonsil crypts. Sometimes oral steroids (rx) can help. See an ENT if they stay large. ...Read more
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