Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
156 Doctors are Online

Have very large tonsils like have polyps on them. Suggestion?

Apr 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 9334 Questions
I just came from the doctor and I have very large tonsils she noted that and said its almost like I have polyps on them but she said there is no concern because I don't have any symptoms of tonsilits etc... Just bad allergies. Is she right ? Or should I seek a second opinion
Posted Tue, 8 Oct 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:
Large tonsilles are not problem if there is no other symptom such as repeated throat infections, breathing difficulties or swallowing difficulties and this is rarely seen. Tonsilles size depends on genetic as your height and hair color so large tonsiles are normal finding. it is important that there is no sign of tonsile infection or pus formation. So I dont think you need tonsilectomy at this point since it doesnt cause any matter how routine procedure it is today, there is always some risk and it can always be done when symptoms occur. allergy is something else and it isnt related to enlarged tonsiles... WIsh you good health. Feel free to asl any question. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor