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Can your tonsils burst?

I had tonsilitis with mono.  My tonsils were very swollen, but now after healing it almost feels like my tonsil deflated and is just sitting there. Should I be concerned?

Related Topics: Tonsil, Swelling, Healing

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Tonsils that have an abscess can certainly "burst". Severely enlarged tonsils from mono may seem deflated, once they retreat back to their pre-mono size. I have no way of seeing your tonsils, as you know, so I cannot blindly determine if what you are seeing is normal or not. You would need to see your medical provider for an examination.

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