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I am 33yrs old and I have recently been sick a lot with sinus infections. I have had 3 since Xmas. Last week I had a sore lymph node in my neck and a couple of days after I got sick . I went to the doc and she said my tonsils looked awful. When I got home I looked in the mirror and noticed one tonsil is fairly larger than the other. Should I see about getting these out and should I be concerned about cancer?
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One tonsil larger than the other is quite common in many people, and this does not indicate cancer.
It is far more likely that there was an infection in the tonsil causing it to be more enlarged than the other,
There could be other problems like some inflammation, a small tonsillar stone etc. which may lead to enlargement
I would recommend that you get a consultation with an ENT specialist (otolaryngologist) for the exact diagnosis and possible treatment options
Tonsillectomy may be a good idea if you are having large tonsils, along with recurrent upper respiratory infections.
This may be even more helpful in case you have snoring, mouth breathing etc. where in removing the tonsils & adenoids may help you recover from all the above conditions,
I have been a social smoker off and on for 10yrs. Been quit for 3 months. Would the does lymph node be a sign of cancer and do u think that I would have other symptoms if it were cancer
Sorry. Sore nodes