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Dr. David Kam
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
31 years in practice
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Easily worn out, fatigued, always just feel not well, not necessarily sick just not healthy. I have bad tonsils, could my symptoms be related?

Dr. David Kam
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
31 years in practice
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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: People with chronic fatigue syndrome can also have frequent tonsillitis. See your primary carte doctor first! ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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I have had swollen/slight pus-sy tonsils and clear blisters on back of throat for years. Causes nil symptoms but bad breath. What could this be?

Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have had swollen/slight pus-sy tonsils and clear blisters on back of throat for years. Causes nil symptoms but bad breath. What could this be?

Tonsilar Crypts: They are natural craters in the tonsils that collect debris then sometimes can cause bad breath or bother you,. A dentist can remove them. Or you can try mouthwash. ...Read more

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Dr. William Jakavick
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
32 years in practice
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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?

Dr. William Jakavick
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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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: I would say urgent. Untreated strep can cause more serious problems that most people would not want to visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Santiago Roldan
Board Certified, Dentistry
15 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Santiago Roldan
Board Certified, Dentistry
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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.: Chronic conditions like yours, should be evaluated by the specialist ENT doctor. Most probably you will have to take antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
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I've been having cold symptoms for the past two weeks, my throat has been hurting badly. Swollen tonsils with white spots, no fever.

Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
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I've been having cold symptoms for the past two weeks, my throat has been hurting badly. Swollen tonsils with white spots, no fever.

Long enough time: It's been long enough to suffer from this and a doctor's visit or urgent care is a good idea to get it over faster. Antibiotics should not be used unnecessarily but the tonsils sound infected. See someone ASAP and get treatment. Fever may not always be the only sign to look for. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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One tonsil bigger than the other, it has been like this for a long time, it is significally bigger, no pain, or other symptoms, i am a smoker no heavy?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Size: doesn't always matter: you were probably born this way and it it not uncommon to have different sized tonsils as long as you don't have symtoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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My tonsil is getting smaller. Is this bad? What does it mean?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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My tonsil is getting smaller. Is this bad? What does it mean?

OK Don't worry: Most of the tonsil tissue is lymphoid structure , that tissue in adulthood get atrophied ( gets small ) in some almost disappears just don't worry . ...Read more

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Dr. David Lee
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
27 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of inflamed tonsils?

Dr. David Lee
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What are the symptoms of inflamed tonsils?

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

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
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One tonsil has been bigger than the other, and bumpier for over a year, no pain or other symptoms, can this be completely normal, happy and healthy :)?

Dr. Stephen Rothstein
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
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One tonsil has been bigger than the other, and bumpier for over a year, no pain or other symptoms, can this be completely normal, happy and healthy :)?

Yes: But see an ent to fully check it out. Depending on the exam you may be advised to have it removed. ...Read more

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