Results are out! Find what you Get quick advice or join the chat

Unlock these great extras with your FREE membership

  • One-on-one advice about results day and Clearing
  • Free access to our personal statement wizard
  • Customise TSR to suit how you want to use it

no pain but asymmetrical tonsils!!

Announcements Posted on
Had your SQA results? Find your uni forum to get talking to other applicants, existing students and your future course-mates 04-08-2015
    • Thread Starter

    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.
  1. Offline

    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.
  2. Offline

    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!
    • Thread Starter

    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!


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: April 11, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Uni students: did you know what you wanted to do when you left school/college?
Results and Clearing

SQA results chat

Come talk about your results here

new on tsr

International student?

Join in the societies here to meet friends from your country!


Think you'll be in clearing or adjustment?

Hear direct from unis that want to talk to you

Get email alerts for university course places that match your subjects and grades. Just let us know what you're studying.

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.