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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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6 weeks agao i had bacterial sinusitis and left swollen tonsil i was given penicillin and the swelling went away however the lump behind the tonsil flap still remains-normal in colour. Causes?

6 weeks agao i had bacterial sinusitis and left swollen tonsil i was given penicillin and the swelling went away however the lump behind the tonsil flap still remains-normal in colour. Causes?

Please clarify: Not sure hat you are asking. But if your symptoms are resolved, and there is still a small lump behind the tonsil, then keep your followup visits with your doctor who can monitor you. If that lump is an abcess, that would be a problem that your doctor can identify and treat. ...Read more

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I have lumps under tonsils that go to back of throat and cause discomfort when i swallow. Also, tonsils are enlarged for the last 5 months, what are the causes?

I have lumps under tonsils that go to back of throat and cause discomfort when i swallow. Also, tonsils are enlarged for the last 5 months, what are the causes?

Lymph tissue: Hello. The lymph tissue located around the tonsillar tissue becomes inflamed and painful with infection. Sometimes tonsillar tissue holds food particles which traps bacteria beneath. This can cause "micro abscesses" leading to the inflammation. Gargle with water after meals and use pain medications if needed. See your doctor for confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and I have a throat 'lump' on the right side where my tonsil used to be. Not painful, but i can feel it when i swallow. What could it be?

I'm 25 and I have a throat 'lump' on the right side where my tonsil used to be. Not painful, but i can feel it when i swallow. What could it be?

ENT Consult: I suggest that you see an ear nose and throat specialist for a thorough evaluation. Without being an expert in the field and not being able to clinically examine you in person, no one can give you an accurate answer. ...Read more

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I have a small painful lump about the size of a marbel by where my left tonsils should be. That and my left ear hurts when I swallow. And I mild cough?

I have a small painful lump about the size of a marbel by where my left tonsils should be. That and my left ear hurts when I swallow. And I mild cough?

Acute tonsillitis.: You need to get a rapid strep throat test. See your doctor. In the mean time do warm salt water gargle for the throat irritation to prevent the mild cough or use an over the counter throat spray for throat discomfor. ...Read more

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I noticed a small lump in the back of my throat right behind my tonsil that causes pain when i swallow. The limp is a light orange red color. Cancer?

I noticed a small lump in the back of my throat right behind my tonsil that causes pain when i swallow. The limp is a light orange red color. Cancer?

Most likely benign: Although cancer is possible, it would be very rare in your age group. This is most likely inflammation from a recent upper respiratory infection or allergy. Nevertheless, if this does not resolve in a few days, ask your doctor to look at it. ...Read more

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I've recently got a sore throat.Its painful and hurts to swallow etc.Ive found red lumps on my tonsils and have a bad cough.Any ideas what it might be?

I've recently got a sore throat.Its painful and hurts to swallow etc.Ive found red lumps on my tonsils and have a bad cough.Any ideas what it might be?

Medical eval: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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