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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: Tonsills

 Arsalanmumtaz_91 - Sat May 07, 2005 7:01 pm


Dear Doctor and others,

I am 27 years old, I had severe tonsills inflamation
around 3 years back, the ENT doctor gave me heavy
antibiotics for around a month, the tonsills shrunk but
didnt go, now today my tonsills are still there, not so
much big but around the size of an almond, right side
is more swollen than the left side, small white spots
type things can be seen on them which can be the
pus and its ducts.

They gives me no problem in breathing or eating and
have no pain too. The time when i realize about them
is only when i see them, As i saw in normal people,
my tonsills are like 10 times bigger than thiers.

For history, i have been told that in childhood i used
to breath through mouth as my nose gland were
enlarged, also around 6 years back i got my nose
broken and the bone was fixed a bit deviated from
its origin and the right nostril had lower air passage,
but i feel breathing fine.

"" I have heard that such prolonged infections can
be turned into very serious diseases, and can also
effect heart. ""

Please advice me.

Note: I Showed to an ENT Doc here in pakistan,
and he said that fibrosis occured in my tonsils
as per him the doctors 3 years back gave me
medicince containing asteroids.

 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue May 10, 2005 5:46 am

User avatar Hi Arsalanmumtaz_91,
The usual recommendation for recurrent tonsil infections or tonsilitis is removal of the tonsils. One of the bacterial infections that affect the heart that you mentioned is a untreated strep infection which may cause significant problems. I would suggest that you inquire with the ENT about an evaluation and possible removal of your tonsils (if needed).
 Arsalanmumtaz_91 - Tue May 10, 2005 4:48 pm

Hi ,
thanks for the reply and advice, well i visited another
ENT today and he told me that these white spots on
tonsills is not PUS or infection, but according to him, its
some food or etc which may filled up at the time of
inflamation 3 years back, he said that nothing is needed
to be done, and according to him if tonsills don't bother your
meals and breathing and don't gives u pain, then forget
its size and do nothing about that.

Looking again for advices on this.

Thanks a lot,

1> My Tonsills size: right one is around 10 times bigger
than normail, left is 3 times.
2> No bad breaths and no bad throat feeling.
3> White spots and some (10% of the size) seenable
WHITE material on them.
4> No Pain and No Fever.
5> Duration: from around 3 years, since a major
inflamation that time.

ENT 1 advice: Tonsills fibrosed bcuz of steroids in medicine
3 years back, PUS seen and removal recommended.

ENT 2 advice: PUS is not seen, white material can be food or
some thing, but not infection, disease is not present, size
is larger but don't means that its tonsillitus, removal or
treatment is not recommended.

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