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Falling asleep at work, huge tonsils. Could tonsils have grown?

My son just went to the doctor today because he was falling asleep at work. The doctor said well it s his tonsils they are huge. I have looked at his throat many times and never saw what I did today.he played the clarinet and sax for years but recently stopped. He is twenty ...could his tonsils have grown in the last year?
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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hello,falling asleep at work is a definite feature of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.this condition should not be neglected because it can lead to lung and heart problems later can lead to road accidents[if he dozes off during driving].please see a ENT doctor asap.he has to be treated.i hope this helps.wishing your son the best of health. dr praveen.
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