What does one swollen tonsil mean

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Avatar n tn That's just why I was a little worried about the tonsil being still swollen - though it does look much better than when it was awfully swollen with tons of pus. I guess five weeks from the onset of mono would still be fighting the virus? I know it can last awhile, just wasn't sure if it was normal for a tonsil (one side) to be swollen for so long.
Avatar n tn inflammatory or neoplastc coindition may be considered. The radiologist does not mention a mass or size. Does that mean it is too small? Any help?
Avatar n tn I have just had a throat infection. One tonsil was more swollen than the other and my GP put me on anti biotics. I have finished these just over two weeks but I noticed I do have a swollen epiglottis. Its very enlarged and red and it too is touching the back of my tongue and making me feel like I have something in my throat. I cough during the night and my hubby has said I am snoring!. I have checked on web sites and it sounds like it is epiglottitis.
Avatar f tn If the elongation occurs symmetrically at both ends, that might just be due to you, to your genetics. But if it occurs at only one end, maybe that's because of what is entering the node via afferent vessels there. In any event, whatever is causing the gums/sinuses/tonsils is probably being carried by Antigen Presenting Cells (APCs) to the nodes, and the APCs might be secreting (or causing to be secreted) some kind of growth factor. That's a theory, anyway.
Avatar n tn I find it amazing that your doctor accepts you are having a serious allergic reaction and warns you anaphylaxis could be next but does nothing to help you establish what is causing the oedema in your mouth & elsewhere! She should refer you to an allergy specialist for further testing; any reaction as severe as yours, especially involving swelling of the tongue, should be taken extremely seriously.
Avatar n tn As I said, this is probably all irrevelant to the vision problem, but I thought that maybe since all of this is on the right side of my head, which is the same side as the problem eye, it could somehow be involved. Does anyone have any ideas of what could cause one-time temporary night blindness in one eye? Thank you for reading!
Avatar m tn Also, all the symptomes listed on CFIDS are not the only one, you may get it different, who knows what type of symptomes you may have , everyone has different one. Yes, you are correct, adneral glands are not working properly in us, but inorder to make that happen, we have to work at it. On your medicine list, I do not see. L-Lysine 1000 MG Lysine is very important, since your body does not have it and it suppress many form of herpes virus. ---------------- P.S. Do u have ear pain ?
Avatar n tn About a month after my surgery, another lymph node to the left of the one they took out has swollen up as big as the one they removed! It has been a year and a half since they surgery and it is still swollen. They say not to worry, that sometimes lymph node swelling is unexplainable.
Avatar f tn But the larger one almost seems a little too big to be that. I also have been getting those tonsil stones a lot, lately. Could that mean anything? And I have bad chin acne, but even on the rare occasion that clears up, my lymph node swelling does not go down. Also, I wasn't sure which community to post this under since I haven't been officially diagnosed with anything.
Avatar n tn I have had my tonsils and adenoids taken out when I was 16 because of frequent infection and one tonsil constantly swollen. Other than this, I a have been healthy. When i first noticed the swollen gland in my groin, i went to the gyno. He told me that he thought it was just my lymph nodes clearing up a virus, and to come back in a month. I was supposed to go back a day ago, but got my period. This recently happened a second time after i drank alcohol the night before. What do you think this is?
Avatar n tn Should we go in to see someone or wait this out to see if it is a nasty flu that will get better? What does it mean that my throat problems came back? Why are some of his symptoms more severe than mine were?
Avatar m tn I had an ultrasound at a week and a half of being on the antibiotics and the radiologist said my lymph nodes and salivary glands appeared normal even though the tech who did the ultrasound said she definitely thought my submandibular salivary gland was swollen. Please help. Does it sound like HIV? I'm scared to even go in for a test! Can a person get it by what we did? Please help, I'm very anxious and concerned!!!
Avatar m tn When you say your skin is sensitive to the sun....what do you mean? Do you break out in a rash or does it make your body hurt? We all want to help you. We all know how scary it is to have strange things happening to your body that has never happened before.
Avatar f tn She immediately had blood drawn to see what the problem was and I made an appointment with my PCP. No one could tell me why my BP skyrocketed so they just put me on meds to control it and left it at that. About 3 years ago, my cholesterol started creeping up. I was still suffering from all previously mentioned ailments but I was also falling asleep at work, still not losing any of the weight that I had gained (even on a 1200 calorie a day diet) and just generally feeling like garbage.
Avatar n tn because they r finding that in some cases the amount of herniation does not mean there r 'nt ne symptoms. when was ur last MRI?...I have seen that some on here had very little herniations and with an onset of symptoms had another MRI to find it grew!!
Avatar f tn HI, Having a large tonsil does not mean that something is terribly wrong. They can be because of repeated throat infection causing chronic tonsillitis. There are scientific journal studies regarding tonsilar asymmetry and it seems that they recommend ruling out a malignant causes since the majority of unilateral enlargements are present in lymphomas. Consult an ENT specialist for an evaluation. The answer is based on information provided.
Avatar n tn I still worry because after then about 2-3 months after I got a really bad cold with a sore throat also since then I've had one swollen tonsil. I dont know if that is a sign or not. I do not talk to that guy anymore and am scared to get tested. Also, 6 months after months after my possible exposure, I got a stomach virus and was in the hospital for a week. My CBC tests showed that my white blood cells were normal. Does this mean I am fine? I still have that one swollen tonsil.
Avatar n tn Thyroid peroxidase antibodies are implicated in both Grave's disease and Hashimoto's Thryoiditis and they can co-exist and cause most if not all of your symptoms. Does ablation mean you had all of your thyroid destroyed? If not, then if there is any part of your thyroid still functioning then that could be the problem. There are also related diseases and conditions caused by the pituitary and anterior pituitary as well as adrenal glands that can cause those problems.
Avatar m tn I developped a sore throat two weeks after that has been ongoing for four weeks now. I can see at the back of my throat it is really red and swollen near my tonsil. antibiotics did not work. I did a complete blood test the other day and it showed that my globulin protein was slightly elevated. What is my risk from hiv? Does my blood test hint at infection?
Avatar n tn I had swollen left tonsil with white patches on it along with ear pains and stuff after 2 weeks of exposure with unprotected vaginal sex; I'm very afraid if they are symptoms of HIV ; But my left tonsil and ear pain is just gone in less than 24 hours after they appeared. Do you think if it's caused by bacteria or viral (like hiv or so?) I would like to add that i'm exposed to heavy cold in the same day that i had unprotected sex. Ah and.. it tonsils are a lymph gland or not?
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 m tn your tonsils might get swollen because theyre trying to fight off the virus. However, you just having swollen tonsils does not mean you Have HPV. You could very well have a cold/virus other than what they're able to test for. If you don't have any visible papillomas though, there's no way a dr could run an hpv test (biopsy) for your throat. You mentioned your ex having a staph infection, I wouldnt think you'd be affected by that unless your throat/mouth cam in contact with the infected skin.
Avatar m tn Currently, that dry throat has now developed into my left tonsil becoming swollen and i feel it when i swallow and when i touch it , my right tonsil has possibly become swollen as well and also feel it when i swallow. What does this mean in terms of hiv after having those cold-like symptoms that started 2-weeks ago?
Avatar m tn Although it sounds like a no risk situation, I am a bit worried about the quality of the condom, specially since I woke up today with a sore tonsil. My right tonsil hurts a little bit and seems kind of swollen. Altogether, It feels like having a sore throat. I donĀ“t have any other symptoms, as of yet. Assuming the condom was not reliable (it did not break or fall apart but seemed to be of dubious quality), could ARS symptoms (such as this one) appear after the 5 week mark?
Avatar m tn After two years of tongue problems I was finally was diagnosed two weeks ago with a salivary gland disorder through a gammagraphy (a CT scan). My salivary glands are not working properly and this is what explain why my tongue is always dry or with thick/sticky saliva (xerostomia). Now this Friday I am having a lip biopsy to rule out Sjogren Syndrome (SS).
Avatar n tn Three weeks after this exposure I started having very bad sinus attack - runny and stuffy nose and chest, cough with mucus, pain in cheeck bones, eyes, forehead etc and sore throat. Except for one day when I had fever of 99.5F for two hrs, I did not have any fever, rash or swollen nodes. I may have little bit of tonsil though (or may be anxiety!). I started taking antibiotic one week back (during 4th week post exposure).
229411 tn?1189759425 I went to a clinic today to have a throat culture to check for strep and the doctor said my lymph nodes are mildy swollen she said on a scale of 1-10 they are a one. My temperature was back to normal, 98.2. Do you think I have a garden variety cold brought on by SEVERE anxiety and lack of eating and sleeping? Or does it sound like it could be ARS?
Avatar m tn I had a sexual exposure in February 2012 with bizarre symptoms exactly 2 weeks later that lead me to think on HIV (a cervical swollen lymph node, neck stiffness and then an urinary track infection), but I tested negative several times. In any case, I think the problems on my tongue are related to that encounter. Girl I was with refused to test for anything.