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What do I do about this weird dangly lump on my tonsil?

Weird health problem denizens of Metafilter! I have a question. [more inside]
posted by sockity sock on Jun 18, 2015 - 4 answers

My tonsils are driving me crazy.

I've been plagued by tonsil stones (tonsilloliths) for the past few months and they are making me deeply unhappy. Have you had them and managed to get rid of them without a tonsillectomy? What did you do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2015 - 18 answers

I hate my tonsils

My allergies have left my tonsils permanently swollen and I find myself choking when I eat far too often. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Apr 15, 2012 - 13 answers

Before I go under the knife, maybe I could go under the salt water gargles?

What did you do without removing your tonsils that helped reduce the frequency of your bouts of tonsillitis? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Jan 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Not My Doctor Filter

Do I just have a lingering cold or could there be something else wrong with me? Also why are my tonsils gray? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Dec 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Help ease my post tonsillectomy pain!

Post-Tonsillectomy Question: Any tips on making swallowing liquids/solid foods easier, sooner? [more inside]
posted by smitt on May 25, 2011 - 9 answers

i hate my tonsils.

Just had my tonsils removed. The liquid Vicodin I was given keeps wearing off every two hours. I can only take it every four. Help me prolong the pain-relief (and survive the next few days). [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Apr 13, 2011 - 31 answers

Periodic symptoms

Every 3-4 months I get a scratchy throat, swollen tonsils, and mild postnasal drip which lasts about five days. Is this possibly due to mold in my damp, poorly ventilated apartment? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Mar 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Tonsils are bothersome.

Some questions (and some of them are kind of gross) about getting over tonsillitis. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Not my doctor filter: I passed out the bus yesterday and when I came to my pulse was hanging out at 48. What could be going on?

Not my doctor filter: I passed out the bus yesterday and when I came to my pulse was hanging out at 48. What could be going on? [more inside]
posted by gillianr on Jan 26, 2010 - 26 answers

I never get sick when it's convenient. It's not convenient and I'm sick.

Iknowyou'renotmydoctorfilter: I have been sick since Thursday. No fever now(It was 102.5 then) but it still hurts to swallow and my lymphnodes under my jaw hurt and are swollen. I called my doc and wound up on VOICE MAIL so am not even going to try to get in to see her. [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jan 6, 2010 - 28 answers

Just When I Thought They Were Out, They Grow Right Back In

Would removing tonsils get rid of recurring sinus infections and can or cannot tonsils grow back? (Semi-long question with confusing & contradictory info inside) [more inside]
posted by katyjack on Dec 17, 2008 - 7 answers

How painful will my tonsil removal be?

I'm 34 and getting my tonsils out and my palette shaved.. I hear it's really painful. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Jun 6, 2008 - 23 answers

Tonsillectomy or sinus surgery or both?

I am a classic example of poorly-designed nose and throat, and I want to fix it. But my ENT doesn't have any advice and I don't know what's going to do the trick. [more inside]
posted by ictow on May 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Me vs. Tonsil

Please help me combat the gross taste from my strep-infected tonsil before I hack it out with a paring knife. TMI inside, if it wasn't obvious. [more inside]
posted by granted on Oct 14, 2007 - 16 answers

Ack! Not another case of Strep!

I keep getting strep throat over and over. Is there any way to help keep from RE-acquiring it? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on May 13, 2007 - 23 answers

Why can't I exhale after a tonsillectomy?

I had my tonsils removed yesterday morning. Since then, when I'm lying down, I can breathe fine with my head to the side. But when I'm facing straight up, I can't exhale through my nose, although inhaling is fine. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Jan 27, 2007 - 7 answers

pediatricians & parents, tell me of toddler tonsils

our 2.5 yo son has giant tonsils and sleep apnea. listening to his labored breathing hurts us. contemplating a tonsilectomy on such a little guy hurts us, too. anybody wanna weigh in?
posted by oigocosas on Jan 14, 2007 - 41 answers

Tonsillectomy survival tips and grocery list?

Tonsillectomy survival tips and grocery list? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Apr 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Look ma, no tonsils!

How can a tonsillectomy affect one's singing voice? [more inside]
posted by mr.dan on Dec 30, 2005 - 5 answers

Must I have surgery for my tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis - I'd like some advice from anyone who has had tonsillitis as an adult - how was it treated, antibiotics or the knife? [more inside]
posted by Catch on Oct 25, 2005 - 20 answers

SurgeryFilter: how would one remove ones own tonsils in a safe fashion?

SurgeryFilter: Hypothetically, if someone wanted to perform relatively minor surgery on themselves, say a tonsillectomy, how would this someone go about it? Seriously. I want to know equipment, drugs, and procedure. How do you keep things sterile, stop bleeding, etc. Assume the individual in question can override the majority of his reflexes, including gagging, at will. [more inside]
posted by Grod on Jul 7, 2005 - 32 answers

adult tonsillectomy pain healing

An adult neighbor/friend had his tonsils out, and he's in hella pain, despite ingesting many Lortab. It's been a week. [more inside]
posted by craniac on Jun 26, 2005 - 11 answers

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