I don't think that's likely, though I'm no doctor. Your tonsils swell because of infection. However, having said that... if your immune system is active because of trying to fight off a bug and you have thyroid antibodies it could probably trigger them to flare and attack your thyroid - thus making your goiter more noticeable. Did that make sense? Again, it's just a logical guess.
Tonsils are immune system related - they respond to an infection.
Hope that helps,
[This message has been edited by kael (edited 08-15-2003).]
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