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What Causes Swollen Tonsils?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Apr 2015
Question: hello, I have a question pertaining to a swollen tonsil.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Nanjasetty (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
According to your history, I doubt malignancy...

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting the query

I have gone through the history and understood your problem. First of all, I would like to reassure you that many individuals do have unilateral enlargement of tonsils and it's perfectly normal. It's rare to see an unilateral enlargement of tonsil turning out to be a malignancy.

The commonest symptoms and signs are low grade fever, weight loss, night sweats, recurrent attacks of throat pain, altered blood counts, etc. If you are very apprehensive, get the tonsils removed and tested for malignancy.

Hope I have answered your query; I'll be available for the follow up queries.

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Nanjasetty (57 minutes later)
Thank you Dr. XXXXXXX I do not smoke and only drink socially, could it be swollen due to an impacted ear? I have no pain in my throat or trouble swallowing..etc. I dont even see my left tonsil.

I am going to an ENT on Monday.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Naveen Kumar Nanjasetty (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No the tonsillar swelling is not due to wax impact

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing back

The enlargement of the tonsil is not due to the impacted wax. There is no relation between either of them.

Do not worry! You don't have any symptoms suggestive of tonsil malignancy.

Hope this clarifies your doubts.

Wish you good health

Regards
Dr. Naveen Kumar N
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Pradeep Vitta
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What Causes Swollen Tonsils?

Brief Answer: According to your history, I doubt malignancy... Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for posting the query I have gone through the history and understood your problem. First of all, I would like to reassure you that many individuals do have unilateral enlargement of tonsils and it's perfectly normal. It's rare to see an unilateral enlargement of tonsil turning out to be a malignancy. The commonest symptoms and signs are low grade fever, weight loss, night sweats, recurrent attacks of throat pain, altered blood counts, etc. If you are very apprehensive, get the tonsils removed and tested for malignancy. Hope I have answered your query; I'll be available for the follow up queries. Regards Dr. Naveen Kumar N ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon