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Oroville, CA
A 17-year-old female asked:

I'm having pain on left side of my neck and a red lump on my left tonsil difficulty swallowing headache, and sore throat what is it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Infection...: Til proven otherwise. Could be strep, viral, other. See md, get diagnosis and rx. Untreated strep can lead to other problems.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Infected tonsil: This could be a simple viral infection but if the pain and tonsillar inflammation worsens an exam by your md along with a throat culture is recommended. With only 1 tonsil involved, entities such as a herpes infection or early tonsillar abscess are possibilities.

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