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Lymphoma VS Tonsilitis Asymmetrical Tonsil please help 27 year old


Hi everyone. I am a 27 year old female. for the past 6 months I have getting periodic sore throats. when this started I noticed that my left tonsil was more swollen than the right. ALWAYS (not only when I am sick) I tried to take a picture but it was hard to. . . anyway the left one is about 40% bigger maye 50% bigger than my right - it doesn't go over my airway at all really but its bothersome. its shaped like a normal tonsil but its almost has like a crevis in it . its inflamed and shaped like the top portion of a heart . . . or a "3" with a little divit or something . I have HUGE crators in the left one as well. I never see tonsil stones or anything . My breath is kinda smelly no matter how often I brush my teeth. I have NO other swollen lymphnodes that I can find. I have had a CT of my chest , and abdomen this year due to other issues and nothing found there. my CBC (blood test) was normal. But I am going to an ENT next wed to get this checked out - I am a wee bit worried about having lymphoma. Please can anyone advise me? I am extremely worried.

Tags: tonsils, lymphoma
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Hi,
How are you? Were you able to see your ENT doctor? Tonsillitis may indeed recur if there is exposure to infectious agents such as virus or bacteria. Gargles, medicated lozenges and even antibiotic management may be indicated depending on the cause. To rule out lymphoma, additional diagnostic tests may need to be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
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Did you ever find out what's wrong?
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I have always had a large right tonsil. My left is barely visible. Different drs have commented on it but never was to concerned. I noticed when I do have a lot of sinus drainage and sneezing it gets slightly bigger. Is this something to be concerned about. It's not painful or red, no swollen lymph nodes in neck. I do have chronic EBV, allergies/sinus issues, and acid reflux. I'm scared it's cancer. Recently had extensive blood work. Everything normal. What causes this? Thanks.
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i used to suffer chronic tonsillitis, my right tonsil was enlarged so i went to an ent and had my tonsils removed last year. the past couple of months i've been getting pain in my neck. everytime i swallow something i feel something is still there. like a lump or something... it isn't hard to swallow and doesnt hurt... i fear it's throat cancer but doctors say my throat looks fine... everytime i swallow my ears pop... i'm tired. my breathing is heavy. thinking i might go back to my surgen who removed my tonsils as it's worrrying me...  
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