symptoms of bad tonsils

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Dr. David S. Kam answered:

Easily worn out, fatigued, always just feel not well, not necessarily sick just not healthy. I have bad tonsils, could my symptoms be related?

Possible

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People with chronic fatigue syndrome can also have frequent tonsillitis. See your primary carte doctor first!
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3yro w yellow spots on swollen tonsils, no fever, no other cold or flu symptoms , extremely really bad breath, dry lips, if its strep how urgent?

Strep

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I would say urgent. untreated strep can cause more serious problems that most people would not want to visit.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

One of my tonsils is VERY swollen, but the other is normal. It hurts really bad to swallow or talk. They aren't red. No other symptoms whatsoever.

Painful yonsil

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Get help. You may have a tonsillar abscess.Upper air way X-rays are in order and an immediate evaluation by an ENT physician is in order
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Right tonsil swollen for months. No sore throat or any sick symptoms. 500 mg naproxen x2 a day did nothing at all. mucus bad breath and tonsil stones?

ENT.

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Chronic conditions like yours, should be evaluated by the specialist ENT doctor. Most probably you will have to take antibiotics.
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Dr. Patrick Melder answered:

Why do tonsil stones smell so bad?

Bacteria

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Tonsil stones - tonsilliths - are concretions of impacted food/saliva and bacteria that get traped in the crypts of the tonsils. The bacteria and the decaying food create the bad smell.
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Are my tonsils causing my bad breath?

Tonsil Stones ?

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If so, they might be a contributing factor. Have your physician take a look.
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What are the symptoms of tonsil stone?

Bad breath, chunks

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Most commonly coughing up or spitting up whitish yellowish chunky stuff that smells bad. Sometimes a sore throat.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered:

Why is it that my tonsils smell so bad?

Normal

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It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel answered:

Does it hurt super bad to get tonsils out?

Yes

Rest
Tonsillectomy is a very painful operation but the incidence of complications (hemorrhage) is about 1% if the surgery is performed by a competent ENT surgeon. However, if you drink a lot of fluids and take appropriate narcotic medication you will be fine in 10 to 14 days. And you will never have another episode of tonsillitis for the rest of your life.
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Dr. David S. Lee answered:

What are the symptoms of inflamed tonsils?

Various

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Symptoms could include pain, difficulty swallowing, snoring, possibly even episodes of apnea (stopping breathing), or perhaps no symptoms.
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