Monday, October 7, 2013

Lingual Tonsils

What are the lingual tonsils and where are they? My ENT diagnosed me with an infection in June and subsequently prescribed antibiotics. After three rounds I still suffer from the original symptoms of throat tightening and a gagging feeling. Please help me to diagnose what is wrong.

Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...  

The lingual tonsils are masses of lymphatic tissue at the base of the tongue.

If you feel that you have not received an accurate diagnosis, and are continuing to experience symptoms, I would suggest that you seek out a second opinion. There could be any number of possible causes of your symptoms, and a diagnosis cannot be made via email.

Best of luck to you!

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