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Symptoms Of Bad Tonsils
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.
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easily worn out, fatigued, always just feel not well, not necessarily sick just not healthy. I have bad tonsils, could my symptoms be related?
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?
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
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
Yes: 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. ...Read more
Possible infection: If the tonsils are bleeding with white discharge then you have an infection. See your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Possibly: Sometimes it only appears one tonsil is more swollen because of its position even though they are equal in size. Other times they are asymmetric and that may be cause for concern. In those cases of a persistently asymmetric tonsil, surgery may be indicated. Best to speak to an otolaryngologist for the best advice. ...Read more
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