Enlarged tonsils don’t always cause symptoms. However, if they’re very large, they can partially block your throat, affecting your breathing.
Other possible signs and symptoms of enlarged tonsils include
- difficulty breathing through the nose
- mouth breathing
- noisy breathing
- loud snoring
- obstructive sleep apnea
- restless sleep
- daytime sleepiness
- constant runny nose
- repeated ear or sinus infections
- trouble eating in young children
- bad breath
A referral will be made to an ear, nose, and throat doctor for evaluation and treatment if needed.