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different size tonsils

Hello, I am a healthy 29 yr old non-smoking, non-drinking male. My dilemma is that for the previous 2 or 3 years, I have had an enlarged right tonsil.

Both of my tonsils are swollen, but the right is much worse than the left. As long as I can remember, I have had chronc head and throat problems. I had multiple ear infections (always in the right ear) and my ear drum busted twice as a grade schooler.

Since my early teen years, I have had chronic sore throats and it usually seemed to be the most red and inflamed on the right side. This was visible with a mirror.

I finally had sinus surgery in 2002 because my sinus cavity was full of poyps, growths, swellings from what my ENT said was "repeated inflammation and sinus infections." The right side of my sinuses were 100% blocked.

I only say that my right tonsil enlarged after this surgery because I have no remembrance of the DR. referring to this abnormality. But since that time, I always remember the tonsil looking this way.

Eighteen months ago, I had a case of tonsillitis and bronchitis, the DR. ran a complete blood panel (cbc, sed rate, metabolic panel, ana, strep) everything was normal except for the test showing strep in my blood. The condition cleared up and I was then treated with Z-pack and medrol for the strep.

What does anyone know or think about this tonsil asymettry? Is it plausible to think that cancer could be in my tonsil and have been there for the past several years? The tonsil, while enlarged, has not gotten any bigger during this time and has in fact shrank a few times. Any ideas???
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I had my tonsils taken out in April and mine were not equally the same in size. My right one was abit larger than my left one.
My ENT told me of one woman who has a cyst in one of her tonsils, about the size of a marble.

You'll need to visit with an ENT and s/he should be able to get to the bottom of this.
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Thank you for your comments. Perhaps this could be cystic in nature? My wife is an RN, I have had her feel for enlarged lymph nodes but there are none palpable. Thats good I guess.

The only other thing that is weird is both my tonsils have these small bumps or lumps on them....almost like tiny marbles, they have been there for years too.

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Does anyone have an idea to what these tiny bumps could be all over both of my tonsils? While the right tonsil is much larger, both have these odd bumps on them.

I found an on-line post that I did which stated that my right tonsil became enlarged in May of 2004. Over 2 yrs ago.
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alot of your tonsils that have bumps on them are kinda like taste buds on your tong you have bumps all over your mouth but we dont always look at are mouth to see whats there. are mouth depends on age if you smoke and other  heath issues we do it just depends on your heath situation...normal to have tonsils big and small tonsils look weired..people just start to notice them when they  look alll the time.. but if your really concerd doctors can put a tube in your moth take pictures were you want them to look at...so i wouldent be scared cause TONSILS look weired in the mouth anyway
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Hi I am a 43 year old woman in 2009 I had sinus surgery . My tonsils was already big but also after surgery my left tonsil became larger than my right. The doctor said it doesnt look like cancer but i need a biosy. He said  ithat sometime yo tonsil can get lymphma. I pray not did anyone find out what it could be besides that. I cant go to the doctor like i need to because i have no insurance now.     HELP
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