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cause? severe throat pain on the left side only when i 'grind' my throat/swallow. i've had tonsil stones for years, seems unrelated. &just got over cold

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Make sure there are no complications like a peritonsillar abscess, etc.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not tonsilith: Probably related to cold. If you have fever or difficulty swallowing, see your doctor.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. David Astrachan
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Yes: Yes they can. You need to consult with an ENT doctor about your tonsils. Sometimes a course of an antibiotic like Clindamycin can be helpful in changi ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
White spot: Could be tonsilolith, epithelial debris. Use q-tip or curette to try to move it.
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Only irritation: it will never last that long. What you feel is only the irritation that the stone left behind, it is all gone by now. Be patient
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It sounds as if you have chronic tonsillitis and may need them out.
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