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Lingual tonsil enlargement began to limit my respiration

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  • Posted By: raslan
  • January 10, 2009
  • 03:38 PM

I am 36 year old male doctor with no previous relevant medical history.
in May 2008 i had been admitted to the hospital with fever pharyngitis and neck LN seen on CT. the ENT doctor diagnosed me as supurative pharyngitis (i have history of removal of palatine tonsils in childhood due to repeated inflammation)
i was discharged well after 3 days of IV antibiotics.
gradually after that i began feeling something in my throat and my ENT doctor reasured me that it is nothing then after persistance of symptom he did fibro optic laryngoscopy and said you have candida and gave me daktaren gel.

for the next few months symtoms very slowely incresed (feels something in my throat)
laryngoscope this time proved lingual tonsil enlargement
then i had another CT scan done in August showed decrease in size of neck LNs and again showed enlarged lingual tonsils slightly more on the left. (actually it was retrograde seen in the CT done on addmission May 2008 but it was not the leading symptom that time)

then i underwent Biopsy from the lingual tonsils (laryngoscope under GA)
two lab results showed non specific inflammation!
the doctor advised antacid and mouth wash and avidance of many possible irritating foods and drinks (and single course antibiotic)
but again after three weeks no improvement.
my laboratory (chemestry and blood picture results are within normal!)

now the symtoms begin to increse i feel it day and night and i began to feel that it is limiting my respiration

i need to know what should be my next step for diagnosis and treatment


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  • Have you had any luck with your issue yet? it's been almost 4 years since you posted...I am having the same issues and need help!! thanks, Karen
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    • January 31, 2013
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