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Tonsil Regrowth: This is not seen very often and actually would indicate that the tonsil was not completely removed to start with. Most likely the residual tonsillar tissue has enlarged. It would be beneficial to have an ENT doctor take a look to confirm this is all that it is however. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Tonsillitis can be viral or bacterial. Viral infections just get symptomatic treatment such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain. Sometimes sore throat lozenges can help. Bacterial infections need antibiotics, so a doctor should evaluate. Strep throat is a common throat infection and is easily treated. One should always tell the doctor if a throat STD could be happening (due to oral sex). ...Read more
When indicated: Less and less tonsillectomies are done now a days, due to better antibiotics, improved oral hygiene, etc. See your doctor will refer you to a ENT specialist, if indicated will remove, not based on your desire to get them removed. ...Read more
Tonsillar growth: Greetings. Changes to the tonsils can come from lymph tissue changes/asymmetries, viral lesions, cancerous lesions. Or actually a shrinking or atrophy of 1 tonsil causing the opposite to look differently. See your ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
The recovery has some swelling and soreness of the throat. Avoid eating mucous producing foods like ice cream and milk
Sometines there is bleeding about a week out so let your surgeon know if this happens ...Read more
May be normal: We are not always symmetrical. It may be normal for one tonsil to be larger than the other. It may have responded to something more than the other. You should see some one if you are really worried. ...Read more
Have it checked: If you notice something abnormal about your tonsil, have it checked by your doctor. Your primary care doctor is a good place to start but if you're still concerned, an ENT doctor can help you. ...Read more
See an ENT: If your tonsils is breaking off or eroding, then maybe there is a medical process and you should see an ent. If your tonsil is just shrinking over time, that is normal. When born, the tonsils are small. They grow over the next 5 to 7 years while immune system maturing. Once mature, the tonsils usually shrink, so they are small again be preteen or teenage years. ...Read more
Yes: Tonsils contain crypts and some are bigger than others ...Read more
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
Casing around tonsil: Hard to tell without having a look ...Read more
Tonsilliths: Hello, food particles can get stuck in the pockets or crevices of your tonsils. Gargle with plain water after every meal. This should help to keep your tonsils clean. ...Read more
Can be normal: Tonsils do not have to be identical. However if one tonsil starts to grow enlarge go to a doctor to rule out infection, a chronic inflammatory process or a neoplasm. If you are healthy with no symptoms you are probably ok. ...Read more
No tonsils don't pop: At age 17, when I too was a school chorister, my voice would sometimes CRACK. Is that the sound you mean? That's to be expected in a boy that age singing his heart out but popping tonsils would never be the cause as far as I know. Choirs all over the world would lose singers left and right, It'd be awful! Happy Singing to your son. More questions? Write me: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Most probably normal:
Tonsils develop crypts in response to infectious challenge. One tonsil may have reacted more than the other in that role. OR that one tonsil was infected more than the other in the past, and now has more crypts.
I would be more concerned if one tonsil was larger than the other. ...Read more
I have one of those white hard thing stuck in my tonsil for 7 months now I can see it but I can't get it out it?
Tonsillith: The tonsils have crypts in them. Debris accumulates in them and form "stones" or "tonsil-liths". They can be the cause of bad breath and have some associated discomfort. If you cannot take the end of a blunt tooth brush and express it out, and it is a source of problems. For you, see your pcp or ENT and have them examine the area. Gargle alot with salt water. ...Read more
So yesterday my tonsil split open and there is a piece of flesh hanging out of it. What is happening and what do I do?
R there newer, less hideous methods of tonsil removal anywhere in the world? Something other than the horrendous conventional method?
Maybe: There are newer methods of tonsil removal that are claimed to be less problematic, resulting in less post-operative pain or bleeding but the data which support this claim is limited. Unfortunately this is just a difficult procedure to perform without significant post-operative pain and a significant risk of post-operative bleeding. ...Read more
One tonsil is bigger than the other, im not sick, one tonsil is normal sized and the other is small. Can barely seen it, is that normal?
Not concerning: This sounds like a normal finding. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more