A 17-year-old male asked:
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i have tonsillitis and my left tonsil has just started bleeding, i only feel pain when i swallow. what should i do?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bleeding tonsil: Bleeding from your tonsil is a very good reason to go to a&e for immediate evaluation and management.
Answered on Dec 5, 2016
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