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Left tonsil has been enlarged for a time. has never gone

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left tonsil has been enlarged for a long time. has never gone down to normal size. same with a couple of lymph nodes on the left side like underneath the jaw. occasional tonsil stones.
always told i have mucous dripping down the back of my throat and that i have cobblestone throat. i do suffer from acid reflux as well.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.
mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hello,

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

hello

mysticdoc :

do you have any snoring problem?

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

ive been told before that i have started snoring, but nothing major

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

enlarged tonsil can cause snoring problem .

mysticdoc :

Also bad breath is another problem.

mysticdoc :

You can seek a second opinion to consider removal of tonsil.

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

is it possible the mucous draining down back of my throat has caused the enlarged tonsil and lymph node

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

nothing seems to be getting bigger

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

same size

mysticdoc :

That is a possibility from chronic inflammation.

mysticdoc :

Another possibility anatomic variation.

mysticdoc :

Both sides of the same organ may not be equal.

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

yes, left tonsil is not too much bigger than right tonsil. occassional white stuff comes out of tonsil

mysticdoc :

white stuff is known as exudate.

mysticdoc :

that is due to the inflammation.

mysticdoc :

Post nasal drip will not resolve by removing tonsils.

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

you think maybe post nasal drip just needs to be addressed

mysticdoc :

yes correct.

mysticdoc :

Post nasal drip should be treated.

mysticdoc :

what medications you are on now?

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

currently none

JACUSTOMER-ijkpgpwa- :

could the post nasal drip that affects the tonsil and lymph nodes in turn cause ear pain?

mysticdoc :

yes they can

mysticdoc :

a steroid nasal spray like Fluticasone should be used.

mysticdoc :

An antihistamine like loratadine can be combined.

Customer:

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mysticdoc :

Hi I got disconnected.

mysticdoc :

Do you have any further question?