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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Uneven Swelling of the Tonsils

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced uneven swelling of the tonsils. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Viral Infection of the Larynx (Voice Box)

    Acute laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx) due to infection.The vocal cords are located inside the larynx. Normally, the vocal cords open and close freely, but in laryngitis, they become inflamed. This swelling causes distortion of the sounds produced by air passing over them, making one's resulting voice sound hoarse.

    Less than 3 weeks

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, runny nose, fever, dry cough, hoarse voice
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Mononucleosis Infection

    EBV Mononucleosis is a clinical syndrome characterized by fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes.

    2-3 weeks

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, abdominal pain (stomach ache), cough
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Retropharyngeal Abscess (Adult)

    Retropharyngeal abscess is a collection of pus in the tissues in the back of the throat. It is a potentially life-threatening medical condition.

    Good prognosis if caught early

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, loss of appetite, fever, shortness of breath, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Uneven Swelling of the Tonsils

  • Q.Do you have a sore throat?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a cough?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

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Uneven Swelling of the Tonsils Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced uneven swelling of the tonsils have also experienced:

    • 10% Sore Throat
    • 3% Fatigue
    • 3% Swollen, Red Tonsils
  • People who have experienced uneven swelling of the tonsils were most often matched with:

    • 54% Retropharyngeal Abscess (Adult)
    • 36% Mononucleosis Infection
    • 9% Viral Infection of the Larynx (Voice Box)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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