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Offline adam4little

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swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« on: December 21, 2013, 01:10:08 AM »
This has been going on for a few years now. I didn't realize that swollen tonsil on right side (same side I have chronic lymph node swelling) is a sign of tonsil cancer or lymphoma. I seriously don't know what to do right now. I need help.
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 01:36:06 AM »
Look at me its almost 2 in the morning. This is it. Im so miserable. I can't shake this anxiety
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2013, 05:47:55 AM »
Now, i do realize as a fellow hypochondriac, that anything less than a cancer is just not interesting to us, however i am going through a simillar situation so i'll share some of my insights. First of all, an overwhelming majority of cases of unilateral tonsillar hypeptrophy (simply said, one tonsil bigger than the other), and a swollen lymph node in the neck area, are a product of an infection or some other relatively benign cause. I've made the mistake of googling along the lines of, one tonsil bigger than the other, and was very disturbed to read that its associated with cancer but that was before i've seen my doctors who pretty much all said that tonsillar asymetry is not exactly a rare occurence. In addition my ENT's seem to be obsessed with the way the tissue, tonsillar tissue, looks like, size matters none can dispute that but all the ENT's i've been to, which are 3, said that the tissue on both of my tonsils looks healthy, the definition of healthy tonsillar tissue is uneven, the appearance of some crypts, etc. Unhealthy tonsillar tissue apparently is even, i.e. flat and glassy, and strangely i couldn't find this anywhere on google which might mean, just might mean, that Dr. Google along with our somewhat apocalyptic outlook on matters of health is not in position to make diagnosis.
Hope you can put your fears to rest, unfortunately that goal is still eluding me.   
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 06:24:56 AM »
Tonsil cancer is very rare.  A good friend at church was having constant sore throats but only on one side. At almost 40 she went to have her tonsils removed and the one was actually cancerous with the the nearest lymph node involved, too. That was 3 1/2 years ago and she's been fine ever since. She did have radiation  afterwards so her voice is  little deeper and she lost her pretty singing voice.

BTW........ visually, her tonsil looked fine to the doctor.
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 06:53:47 AM »
The cancer your friend has, was it SSC or lymphoma ?
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 08:44:59 AM »
I was not lymphoma but I don't know what SSC is.  Are you talking about SCC?  Her's was SCC.  The 3rd type is caused by HPV and found mostly in men.

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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 08:51:24 AM »
SCC is what I meant, was typing on my phone and I'm obviously not good at it. Anyhow, thanks for the reply, when you say the tonsil looked visually fine, does that mean no swelling as well ?
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 12:37:43 PM »
I'm not sure if it's even my tonsil. The tonsilar arches on the right side are more pronounced but I can't actually see a tonsil. Where are your tonsils? Should I post a pic?
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2013, 02:38:31 PM »
Ive included two pics. Please take a look. Ive focused on the side that looks swollen to me.
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2013, 03:44:53 PM »
Forgive my ignorance but how do you open the attached file ? Cos just cliclking on that paperclip doesn't work for me at least
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2013, 03:48:15 PM »
I'm not sure. They show up for me. Can I send them to you?
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2013, 03:49:17 PM »
Sure :)
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2013, 03:55:53 PM »
Message you on here??
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2013, 04:00:21 PM »
Well since this site is somewhat unreliable perhaps its easier if you email me, save us both some time, my email is   igorpavlovic93@*****
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Re: swollen tonsil and lymph node same side of neck!?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2013, 04:04:32 PM »
Oh this is so frustrating after the ***** sign it goes ***** . co . uk
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