Wow, swollen tonsils! Had similar scare recently, even went to ENT (shame on me...) I stupidly looked into my mouth after one tooth was pulled. And I noticed that one tonsil is swollen and definitely bigger then the other. And it kept that way for some time. First I was cool about it - had tonsillitis last summer, so thought that swollen one simply never went down. Googled chronic tonsillitis (I usually don't google anymore, but this seemed to me a very harmless and safe thing to check
). And of course lymphoma and some kind of oral cancer popped up ...
Well, what I learned from my ENT and some posts here:
- Tonsils swell to fight infections, and pretty often they never come down in size anymore. Or perhaps you do have a chronic tonsillitis, which is actually not scary at all.
- Sometimes you percieve things as "huge", " swollen" , etc - but they really aren't. Maybe your tonsils just look big for you?
- If your tonsils are swollen more or less equal - then it's fine. But even if they are uneven, like mine - no concerns, it is a common thing. We are not ideally symmetrical at all.
Do you have other issues going on? Does your throat hurt all the time? Do you catch colds pretty often? Do your joints ache? If yes, then perhaps you could have chronic tonsillitis, and maybe an ENT visit would be OK (not due to possible lymphoma, but to check for tonsillitis).
But if nothing going on, and your tonsils just LOOK big to you - well, maybe they simply never reduced their size after some infection.
And I doubt you could have lymphoma with all the analyses you've mentioned being perfect