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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Swollen Tonsil And Ea Pain

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What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? Will it go away on it's own?

What does a swollen tonsil and a cough mean if those are my only symptoms? Will it go away on it's own?

Yes: Cough is from the irritation of the pharynx. As tonsils heal (or removed) the irritation is removed and the cough should stop. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?

Swollen left tonsil for a while. No symptoms, no pain, no white stuff on it either. What could this be?

Some possibilities.: Certainly a mild cold could do this (and there is a cold going around that has made the front page sections!)
Other mild viruses such as mononucleiosis, or tumor, or other infection would be expected to do much more than mild increase in shize of one tonsil. ...Read more

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Is only one swollen tonsil a symptom of HIV or can only one get infected?

Is only one swollen tonsil a symptom of HIV or can only one get infected?

Tonsil swelling: Hello. A one sided tonsil swelling or a uneven appearance of the tonsils need to be viewed by your ENT doctor. Infectious reasons (such as HIV) are possible. Most often the lymph tissue that makes up the tonsil has a slight asymmetry in appearance. An excision may be needed if suspicion is high. ...Read more

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Why is my right tonsil swollen? I don't have pain but it's discomfort I recently began with this 2 days ago I don't have fever or any other symthoms

Why is my right tonsil swollen? I don't have pain but it's discomfort I recently began with this 2 days ago I don't have fever or any other symthoms

Inflammation: It is common for tonsils to become inflamed due to viral infection. This can last for several days and may not have other symptoms. High fever, progressive pain, inability to swallow, drooling, inability to fully open the mouth all warrant going to the doctor. ...Read more

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Can HIV symptoms start as late as 6 weeks. My tonsils are swollen and on my right tonsil looks like there is little bumps on them?

Can HIV symptoms start as late as 6 weeks. My tonsils are swollen and on my right tonsil looks like there is little bumps on them?

Sounds like: Pharyngits; however, there must be a reason you are concerned about HIV. Unprotected sex, IV drugs, multiple unprotected sexual parners, previous STD history? If you are worried please get screen for ALL STDs- including hepatitis B and C. Condoms are a simple safeguard. ...Read more

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Will my one inflamed tonsil or lymph node that's been swollen 10 years no pain or symptoms turn into cancer after that long of having it?

Will my one inflamed tonsil or lymph node that's been swollen 10 years no pain or symptoms turn into cancer after that long of having it?

Cancer: There are many different types of malignancies, some which may occur as a result of persistent inflammation. On the other hand, cancer occurring from a perisistently enlarged lymph node would certainly be unusual. This is best assessed by your family doctor who can examine it and determine whether there are any significant changes which have occurred. ...Read more

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A week ago I had unprotected oral sex with my 6 year boyfriend both virgins only been with each other by only oral now I have swollen tonsils why?

A week ago I had unprotected oral sex with my 6 year boyfriend both virgins only been with each other by only oral now I have swollen tonsils why?

Coincidence?: If everything is as stated, then it is likely a coincidence that you developed swollen tonsils after oral sex. You may have picked a non-sexually transmitted viral infection (and would have gotten swollen tonsils without oral sex). If your bf has genital or urinary symptoms or admits to being unfaithful, then I would have it checked out. ...Read more

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Gave oral sex 4 months ago day after bump on side of tongue now 1 on each side sometimes able to see and other times not. Left tonsil looks swollen?

Gave oral sex 4 months ago day after bump on side of tongue now 1 on each side sometimes able to see and other times not. Left tonsil looks swollen?

Get exam: If you are concerned for a possible sti/std, it is important to get an evaluation and possible testing by a dr. To determine what the bump is and if your tonsils are infected requiring treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tonsillitis to clear up? 1 swollen tonsil for a week w/ white patch. Other symptoms improving. On amoxicillin past 4 days.

How long does it take for tonsillitis to clear up? 1 swollen tonsil for a week w/ white patch. Other symptoms improving. On amoxicillin past 4 days.

Tonsillitis: This is highly variable and may depend on the frequency with which you have had this previously, the organism responsible, whether it is susceptible to the antibiotic prescribed, and other factors. If this has not become asymptomatic within a week go back and revisit the doctor. If only the patch remains, you could either ignore it or see an ENT doctor to determine if further management is needed. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen left tonsil with white spec on it, no pain or other symptoms. Feels like stuck popcorn when I swallow.

Slightly swollen left tonsil with white spec on it, no pain or other symptoms. Feels like stuck popcorn when I swallow.

Tonsils: This sounds like a tonsil stone and you can try removing it with a tonsil pick. If it doesn't resolve with this you can see an ent ...Read more

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Both submandibular lymphs swollen for 4 months. They're moveable & vary in size daily. ENT removed tonsils 12 days ago, still swollen? No other symptoms

Both submandibular lymphs swollen for 4 months. They're moveable & vary in size daily. ENT removed tonsils 12 days ago, still swollen? No other symptoms

Lymph nodes: The jugulodigastric nodes drain from the tonsils into the neck, so it is common for them to be enlarged with chronic tonsillitis. It may take 4-6 months for them to come down in size. They do not change quickly. You should make sure your ENT is aware of this so she/he can follow you along to make sure they normalize over time or do further evaluation as needed. ...Read more

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Recently had several tonsil stones and swollen tonsils. Is tonsillectomy recommended for 29 y/o with these symptoms, or is that not necessary?

Recently had several tonsil stones and swollen tonsils. Is tonsillectomy recommended for 29 y/o with these symptoms, or is that not necessary?

Keep your tonsils: Tonsils exist for a purpose. They are huge lymph nodes stationed where they are as this is one way bacteria get into the body, through the mouth. Makes sense. It was fashionable to take them out for sore throat not so long ago. Doesn't work. The throat that remains gets sore. There are very few indications for tonsillectomy. Only consider it if recommended by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have had swollen tonsils for over a year now. I am tired all the time and have a few days each week where I feel ill. My mouth is always dry.?

I have had swollen tonsils for over a year now. I am tired all the time and have a few days each week where I feel ill. My mouth is always dry.?

Mono?: Have you ever been tested for mono or ebstein barr virus? Mononucleosis can cause persistent fatigue and enlarged tonsils. Other possibility is recurrent tonsillitis or sleep apnea. Please see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

See a doctor: May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon for an exam. If you develop fevers or feel ill, may need to go to the ER. Ask about a referral to an ENT specialist as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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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I have one swollen tonsil, and my ear hurts but no other symptoms. It feels like I have something stuck in my tonsil, but I don't see tonsil stones.?

I have one swollen tonsil, and my ear hurts but no other symptoms. It feels like I have something stuck in my tonsil, but I don't see tonsil stones.?

Swollen tonsil: One tonsil larger than the other is reason for an exam. It could be a sign of a peritonsillar abscess, inflammatory or neoplastic process. It needs to be evaluated, followed and possibly biopsied drained or removed. ...Read more

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Swollen right tonsil no other symptoms tends to happen now and then hard and hurts to swallow (a bit) should I see a doctor or wait if swellingoesdown?

Swollen right tonsil no other symptoms tends to happen now and then hard and hurts to swallow (a bit) should I see a doctor or wait if swellingoesdown?

See doctor: Please be evaluated by an ENT doctor. Unilateral tonsillar swelling can be a significant issue--ranging from an infection to a more worrisome process.
Please see your doctor or ENT doctor or er doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What are these symptoms of?

Enlarged lymph nodes, swollen underarm, enlarged tonsil. No pain. What are these symptoms of?

Different areas: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it sees a problem, it alerts immune system and the body reacts. They enlarge when they react. The locations suggest your problems are not related, a doc can help untangle this. ...Read more

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Woke up with what I believe to be swollen tonsils, no other symptoms that I know of, trouble swallowing and slight trouble breathing?

Woke up with what I believe to be swollen tonsils, no other symptoms that I know of, trouble swallowing and slight trouble breathing?

Tonsillitis.: Get rapid strep test and throat swabbed. May need antibiotic and systemic steroid. In the mean time do salt water gargle. So, it is time to visit your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a swollen left tonsil with a red bump on it and little white lines on each tonsil. My left ear feels blocked. My tongues surface feels rough.?

I have a swollen left tonsil with a red bump on it and little white lines on each tonsil. My left ear feels blocked. My tongues surface feels rough.?

See your doctor: This sounds like an upper respiratory infection. They are often accompanies by swelling of the tonsils, ear infections, sinus drainage, etc. Over the counter medications can help with relief from the congestion and drainage but you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Left tonsil is severely swollen and is hard to swallow like there isn't enough room in my throat And is painfuL No other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Left tonsil is severely swollen and is hard to swallow like there isn't enough room in my throat And is painfuL No other symptoms. Should I be worried?

See a doctor: These symptoms are concerning. It would be best for you to see a doctor. You may need an antibiotic to clear the infection. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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I have severely swollen tonsils can barely swallow blood in my saliva. I don't have a fever or any flu like symptoms. The pain is unbearable and can b?

Get to UC clinic: Or call your pCP- may be a tonsillar abscess and certainly "sounds" like a severe throat infection. Call for an appointment or go now! ...Read more