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Enlarged Tonsil

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 17, 2007
  • 05:11 PM

I have an enlarged right tonsil. I have had a feeling of something caught in my throat on the right side side for about eight weeks, maybe more. Minimal dull paid and radiating to the ear on the same side. It is more noticable now than it was just a week ago. I assume that is because I am obsessing over it, or it is really a problem getting worse. Went to an ENT yesterday. He said my right tonsil was bigger than the other one, but did not look like it was diseased. He saw no reason for alarm, and told he to take meds for GERD and antibiotics for possible infection. Also have been taking allergy meds for a week. This is not getting better and not going away no matter what I try.

Does anyone have a similar experience?

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  • I have the same problem, my right tonsil only is very large. It bothers me also and it feels like something is stuck in the back of my throat but it's just my tonsil. I've had it for about 4-5 years now. I'm also tired all the time. I take naps constantly, even if I got a good nights sleep. Back when I first noticed it, I went to an ENT and they didn't know what was wrong with it. They tested me for mono and strep and I had neither. So I just kinda didn't worry about it and never really found out if there's anything wrong with it. Right now my allergies are acting up and it's swollen and even bigger and bothering me more. It sucks. I'm wondering if I should consider getting my tonsils removed. I'm 21 though and i heard the older you are the worse it is.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 05:55 AM
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  • I too suffer from this and it is SO annoying. I am prone to getting "tonsil stones" behind my right tonsil. This is what causes me to feel like I have a sore throat on the one side and my sinus to not drain properly. I've found that there are a few ways to get rid of the buildup of food particles and mucus behind the tonsil including gargling and pushing gently with my tongue against it. I've also read (and have never tried it) that people recommend getting a water pick to clean behind it. I will say, DO NOT use any foreign object to directly touch or clean the tonsil. Your tonsils are VERY easy to tear and will bleed excessively. While having to do this every week or so is annoying, it makes the discomfort in my throat go away immediately when I clear the area out behind them. I hope this helps!
    Aazhdeen 1 Replies
    • December 3, 2008
    • 01:35 PM
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