Lump Or Bulge And Swollen Tonsils

Reviewed on 12/14/2020

Enlarged or swollen tonsils can be present with tonsillitis, mononucleosis, or other viral or bacterial infections. Sometimes, enlarged lymph nodes may be felt as a lump or bulge in the neck. Lumps or bulges can also occur due to thyroid nodules, abscesses, or benign tumors, among other causes. If you are concerned about swollen tonsils or an abnormal lump or bulge, contact your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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