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no pain but asymmetrical tonsils!!

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    hi guys, as the title suggests i was wondering whether this was something to be concerned about.

    my left tonsil is a bit bigger and lumpier (and a bit redder? it's hard to tell...) than my right tonsil and i didn't know whether this was something to go to the doctor's for. i haven't had any pain or bother with that that tonsil, my glands aren't up and i looked up the symptoms for tonsil cancer and i don't have any of them other than said asymmetry.

    i know that self-diagnosis is not a good thing, but i was wondering whether i should do anything about it? i dislike going to my doctor as it is, but i am scared of the big c obviously.
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    Have you had tonsillitis or glandular fever in the past? Could be a remnant of that. Either way sounds like you're over worrying something which very likely means nothing at all, or the start of tonsillitis of some kind.

    So - if you are truly worried, or if a sore throat or fever develops, go ask your GP, won't do any harm.
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    mine are always different sizes. They also have indentations? on them from where the white spots were when I had tonsillitis in nov. Don't worry about it! Unless it causes you a problem, just ignore it!
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    thanks for the advice guys! yeah i had pretty bad tonsillitis in october as it happens and i used to have regular throat infections and stuff like that as a kid. i think i'm going to leave it for now but go to the docs if anything changes, much appreciated!

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