Tonsillar hypertrophy

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What is tonsillar hypertrophy?

Tonsillar hypertrophy, or enlarged tonsils, may be chronic and asymptomatic without leading to any problem, but it can lead to obstructive sleep apnea and other diseases in some cases.

Common symptoms reported by people with tonsillar hypertrophy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with tonsillar hypertrophy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Vitamin B-12 Sublingual)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin C with Rose Hips)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with tonsillar hypertrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with tonsillar hypertrophy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
abdominal pain indigestion
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Vitamin B-12 Sublingual)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamin C with Rose Hips)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with tonsillar hypertrophy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has tonsillar hypertrophy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 1
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from tonsillar hypertrophy patients who have completed their condition history
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