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My tonsil and glands are swollen only on my left side, and it appears my uvula is being pushed aside. Cause? Treatment?

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Dr. Stuart Kanter
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Tonsillar abcsess

Infection of the tonsils can cause an abscess.
This can lead to deviation of the uvula and is a serious infection which can cause airway compromise. I would recommend seeing a physician asap and if any symptoms of difficulty swallowing or breathing should be seen in the er.

In brief: Tonsillar abcsess

Infection of the tonsils can cause an abscess.
This can lead to deviation of the uvula and is a serious infection which can cause airway compromise. I would recommend seeing a physician asap and if any symptoms of difficulty swallowing or breathing should be seen in the er.
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