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A 38-year-old member asked:

Why are my tonsils and that thing that hangs down from the back of my throat all swollen?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You may have an: infection.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

Throat swollen and hurts.Could it be tonsils ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Could be: It could be tonsillitis, it could be strep throat, it might be a virus. To know which, you need to see your dr.
Last updated May 22, 2015


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