Swollen tonsils trouble swallowing

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Avatar f tn Tonsillectomy is indicated in those who are often sick with tonsillitis or strep throat. Those having breathing problems related to swollen tonsils, sleep apnea, trouble in swallowing etc.Recurrent tonsillitis is an indication for tonsillectomy, as the tonsils may harbor the infection which keeps flaring up, or they may develop new infections. This is merely an advice and not a substitute for clinical examination. For more queries and assistance visit an ENT specialist.
Avatar m tn My 11yr old daughter has had swollen tonsils since December last year. Initially it was a normal sore throat and although the soreness went away - the tonsils remained swollen. She has been to various doctors and they have all given anti histamines and/or antibiotics - they have had some temporary effects but the inflamation keeps recurring. My daughter says she has had trouble swallowing and is now feeling like gagging sometimes. Currently they are red, swollen and lumpy.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have sorethroat for about 6 weeks now, my doctor has diagonised me and said Its an Viral Infection and my tonsils are partially red. I am currently using antibiotics to cure from last 3 days. I have question here does Lymphnodes & Tonsils are the same?? When people say Lymphnodes are swollen does it mean tonsils?? Please clarify...
Avatar f tn My daughter is three years old and she has had swollen tonsils for about two months now. The Dr. doesn't know why. She says that she needs her tonsils out. But all she has tried is steroids and allergy meds. Steroids brought the swelling down a little but as soon as she was done with them they went back. It worries me because she is having problems breathing at night sometimes. Some nights are worse then others. I dont know why she hasn't tried antibiotics.
Avatar n tn Perhaps unless the tonsils were so swollen and enlarged that the swallow mechanism results in the tonsils being squeezed with the "sensation" of a click happening. Or they contained tonsiloliths making them more firmer? When I read your note on getting tonsils out, I would have said don't. But, you have had a lot of tonsilitis from what you say and some ENT would say remove them whilst others would say don't, they are a defense mechanism.
Avatar n tn I have been having alot of trouble swallowing and been to the ENT several times and she says my lingual tonsils are really swollen. Have been on Prevacid and Zantac and after 3 or 4 months it went down a bit but now it is back up there again. She said that she wants to do some work on my sinuses, biopsy the lingual tonsils and remove my regular tonsils. She says they are swollen as well. Have you had any experience with this situation.
Avatar m tn Sometimes I have trouble even swallowing my own saliva. I looked in the mirror the other day, and it seems one of my tonsils is swollen. I am extremely tired, I have been sleeping 9 or 10 hours at a time but I'm still exhausted and constantly feel like my gag reflex is being triggered. I have no health insurance so I have not been to the doctors yet, but I figured I'd ask and see if any of this sounds familiar. I smoke so I was wondering if this could possibly be cancer in my throat?
Avatar n tn I have lost over 17 pounds ( ok not such a bad thing, but not for a good reason), my back of my throat is swollen as well as my voice box, which are swollen quite badly. I cough to the extreme as to try and clear my throat.. to the point where I vomit, and my head feels like it is going to explode. I have had a Upper GI done and it came back no problems.. I think they need to do more tests and I am going to make sure they do................Oh and with this..
Avatar f tn I am 46 years old female. I have been experiencing fear of swallowing food for the last 10 years now. I have talked to three different doctors and they are of no help. I decided to serf the net to see if I can find people with similar problem. Yes, there are a lot of people suffering like me. The problem is now affecting my daily life and my social life with my own families and friends. I hope there is someone to help me out. This year my goad is to find a cure for my problem at any cost.
10540705 tn?1410902075 On September 11th I had an appointment at my local Health Department for troubles with my tonsil, (swelling, stones, pain, trouble swallowing, etc.) I was referred to an ENT and had the appointment with the ENT today. The ENT examined my throat and said "Your tonsils look fine to me, no swelling, nothing wrong. I don't know why you're here." Mind you this is after I paid 100 dollars up front for my visit.
Avatar n tn The condition of painful swallowing is caused by an initial viral infection in the tonsils, a course of amoxicillin 500mg will clear the infection however, the virus that started it will remain probably for no longer than two weeks. In springtime, the condition can also be exacerbated by rhinitis and tree/hay pollen spores.
Avatar f tn The nodes were incredibly swollen for about 2-3 days and since then have consistently been slightly swollen and slightly tender. Other minor symptoms include trouble swallowing (or at least perceived trouble swallowing) neck pain, slight stiffness, and feeling my heart beat in my neck. I do not have a sore throat, and I do not have allergies.
Avatar f tn I have two questions. 1) I have had a swollen lymph node (on my left side neck, just under the jaw) since I was a teenager. I am now 34 years old. Doctors have always told me it is scar tissue from a strep infection or some kind of infection. I still have it. It feels about the size of one of those big grapes, but has the firmness of one of those bouncy balls you get out of gumball machines at the grocery store...if you know what I mean.
329165 tn?1515475590 by pressing my finger down my throat to where my tonsil is (tonsils has been removed 7 yrs ago but have 1 that grew back). The reason why I put my finger there is to relieve some of the discomfort that I feel when swallowing and talking. I feel fine when I wake up in the morning, but it gradually builds up during the day and by bedtime I have trouble speaking without my voice breaking or clearing my throat.
Avatar n tn nasal drip, swollen lymph nodes in neck, trouble swallowing, burning throat, difficulty at times breathing, cough up pieces of foul matter. Now I seen to be having difficulty balancing at times. This has been on-going since Dec '04. A recent CT scan showed enlarged tonsils. My family physician said the ENT would be reluctant to remove tonsils and/or adnoids even after the few treatments with various antibiotics I've already recieved. I can't understand why.
Avatar m tn Is this normal to have happen? It is not swollen all the time and perhaps it is not even swollen just my paranoia. Also since an ultra sound right on the area revealed nothing and nothing has changed since that ultrasound. I was just wondering if I should bring this up again to have it looked at further in depth or just leave it. I am 33 years old, male have smoked in the past.
Avatar n tn I am in my 60's and have only just started to have either a swollen face or, on the last two occasions, a swollen tongue, which all started in September. The first time I had a swollen tongue was 4 weeks ago and I ended up in hospital. I had already taken Piriton but it didn't help. At the hospital they gave me Prednisolone which worked very quickly and I was packed off home with another 2 days supply.
Avatar n tn voice. Tonsillitis is characterized by signs of red, swollen tonsils which may have a purulent exudative coating of white patches (i.e. pus). There may be enlarged and tender neck cervical lymph nodes.' 'Bacterial tonsillitis may be caused by Group A streptococcal bacteria, resulting in strep throat. Viral tonsillitis may be caused by numerous viruses such as the Epstein-Barr virus (the cause of infectious mononucleosis)or the Adenovirus.
Avatar n tn Extreme Fatigue Dizziness/Vertigo Nausea Lower Back Pain Gastrointestinal problems. Trouble swallowing, (feeling of food stuck in my upper chest) Spontaneous vomiting/sudden nausea. Small red dots in various locations, but not densely in any location Increased taste sensitivity to spice (everything tastes spicey) Extreme sensitivity to cold, touching ice causes severe pain in fingers. Rash developed on elbows that does not respond to medication.
Avatar n tn When I press on my breastbone, it is tender. I'm not having any breathing difficulties, trouble swallowing or cold symptoms. I went to urgent care last week just to be safe and the doctor said I have costachondritits (sp?) Anyway, my throat and chest feel a bit funny (but not like cold symptoms) - just slightly painful and tickly. So I went looking in my throat yesterday and noticed that one of my tonsils is significantly larger than the other and it has a crater on it. Is this normal?
Avatar f tn and the lymph node behind my left ear is swollen my tonsils are swollen but not badly swollen and the area connected to my tonsils is a darker red color i dont have throat pain i dont have pain or trouble when swallowing but the color is worrying me and i dont have a job or any insurance so i dont know what to do about visiting a doctor. should i be worried at all?
Avatar f tn was gone, however, I woke up the next morning with a sore throat with red swollen tonsils. I do not have a fever or feel trouble swallowing, but my tonsils are swollen. I was reading online but I can't tell if they are just two separate, unrelated events, or if they are the signs on something more serious. So far, I haven't had any kind of discharge or foul odor. Would the signs of chlamydia or gonorrhea take this long to show up?
Avatar m tn The day after, I have really bad pain while swallowing (which only lasted two hours after waking up, then disappeared), swollen lymph nodes, a lot of mucous, stuffed nosed and a cough. The pain was more around the back of my mouth/tonsils and not my throat going down into my stomach. This lasted for two weeks, and then recently I've noticed a white/yellow coating on my tongue that gets thicker the further back my tongue goes.
Avatar f tn I had my tonsils removed over 2 weeks ago and well my uvula is still swollen and I am not able to eat much. I wish I can fast forward 2 months in the future to get the swelling down. I so understand your position though. What I have heard from others is that it can take months for the uvula to get back into proper psition. Hang in there. All the best. If you are still uncertain then maybe see the ENT who did the surgery to explain things.
Avatar f tn I had a fever of around 103*F with nasal congestion, a sore throat, and swollen tonsils. Over the past few days, I started to have a pain in my left ear and I noticed that the left side of my neck is swollen and tender. Through all this, I have had a severe sore throat that makes it difficult to swallow. The pain changes daily, and is worst when I wake up in the morning. When I first became sick, I had trouble sleeping through the night because of the intense pain.
Avatar n tn I have a history of inner ear infections. Now, my tonsils are swollen and im having trouble swallowing properly, needless to say its painful. I called my Dr and she said I need to rest and drink lots of fluids. Im 15 weeks, 1st pregnancy and extremely nervous. Has anyone experienced something similar? What to take without harming the baby. My fear is this turning into full blown flu.
Avatar f tn I can understand your doc not wanting to give you oral pain meds, since you are already having trouble swallowing and aren't able to eat - you more than likely would hav ea very difficult time taking the pain meds - however, he could have prescribed you a throat/mouth gargle that contains a lidocaine type medication that would help numb your throat and mouth so that maybe you'd at least be able to get some liquids down.
Avatar m tn I had a runny nose after about 15-20 days which lasted for about a week and in April 5-6 i started having trouble swallowing with swollen tonsils, the tonsils have got better now its been about 8-10 days but still some pain and some swelling remains.
Avatar f tn 1), achy, chills, loss of appetite, runny nose, swollen tonsils, white spots of the tonsils, and grey-ish tongue (tried brushing my tongue for awhile and it doesn't change colors). I get strep often and I have antibiotics on hand but after I looked at my tonsils in the mirror with a flashlight it looks nothing like the strep I've had before.