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I've been suffering from Left ear pain accompanied by swollen and painful left tonsil. I kissed a new partner a few days before could it be the reason?

I've been suffering from Left ear pain accompanied by swollen and painful left tonsil. I kissed a new partner a few days before could it be the reason?

Possible: Whenever we share body fluids there's always a chance of an infection being passed along. The ear pain is probably referred pain from the throat. Gargle warm salt water, eat soft cool foods and if not better in 5 days see MD - sooner if significant fever/vomiting/rash.

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Hi I have been having a sore right tonsil an right ear pain on an off for a month now! my tonsil doesn't look swollen but it looks like there may be a?

Hi I have been having a sore right tonsil an right ear pain on an off for a month now! my tonsil doesn't look swollen but it looks like there may be a?

Needs evaluation. : It is fairly common for something happening in the tonsil to manifest with ear pain. If the tonsil looks normal then i would be worried about a tumor within the tonsil. I know that I am probably over reacting but i always take very seriously simultaneous throat and ear pain. See ent. ...Read more

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Pain behind last tooth. Swollen right tonsil. White stuff on it. Swollen neck glands right side. Right ear pain. I'm going crazy.

Pain behind last tooth.  Swollen right tonsil.  White stuff on it.  Swollen neck glands right side.  Right ear pain.  I'm going crazy.

See a dentist: Hard to say what is going on without an exam, x-rays and a thorough history. Sounds like an infection around the gum tissue of the last (posterior) tooth- pericoronitis. But see a dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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Mild fever on and off swollen neck glands both sides, headake eye pain and some mild ear pain, tonsils swollen a little bit, with some white spots ?

See Below: It sounds as if you are developing tonsillitis. Which is a viral or bacterial infection. You can treat your symptoms with pain relievers, gargling, and throat lozenges. If your symptoms do not improve in a couple of days, or they worsen, you should be seen. ...Read more

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8 yo w/ a sore throat yesterday, 2day tonsils look swollen but not red, ear pain, mild fever 37.7C, no cold symp. Warrants evaluation or is it early?

8 yo w/ a sore throat yesterday, 2day tonsils look swollen but not red, ear pain, mild fever 37.7C, no cold symp. Warrants evaluation or is it early?

Evaluation: In an 8 y/o, especially with lack of cold symptoms, I would be concerned about strep throat. You don't have to have red tonsils or white patches to have strep throat. You gave it couple of days (which is good for strep -studies show if you wait a day or two before treating less likely to recur), so now it's time to see if it is strep, and have quick exam to make sure no enlargement of liver/spleen ...Read more

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Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear

Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear

Tonsillitis.: You may have Tonsillitis., however it could be either bacterial or viral and treatment may be different depending on that . The swollen neck glands are your lymph glands trying to fight the infection. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Deep cavity on right bottom teeth, waiting to get root canal, fixed 2 cavities on top right, right tonsil and ear pain, is there a correlation here?

Deep cavity on right bottom teeth, waiting to get root canal, fixed 2 cavities on top right, right tonsil and ear pain, is there a correlation here?

Yes, referred pain: Tooth infection have the capacity to produce constant boring referred pain to throat and ear. See your dentist ASAP to complete your treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had inflamed and painful tonsils only on the left side two weeks ago, also caused ear pain. I'm ok now but i've developed an elongated uvula, why?

I had inflamed and painful tonsils only on the left side two weeks ago, also caused ear pain. I'm ok now but i've developed an elongated uvula, why?

Uvula: Most of the time, when the uvula gets big or long, it is from swelling. Swelling of the uvula can occur with any kind of insult to the tonsils or throat, like a viral or bacterial infection, which you probably recently suffered. It could also have occurred from any kind of trauma, but you didnt mention anything. It should go down over the next several days, but could take a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Why do I have throat & ear pain even though my tonsils is removed?

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Why do I have throat & ear pain even though my tonsils is removed?

ADHD/Bipolar: No offense if u r honest. Your doctor will be empathetic to your concerns. Talk to him/her about your symptoms & concerns openly. After all, you are the patient. ...Read more

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Child had tonsils and adenoids out and now has horrible ear pain, what to do?

Child had tonsils and adenoids out and now has horrible ear pain, what to do?

Expected after T+A: Your ears often hurt after the tonsils have been removed. Spasm of some of the throat muscles (which head up towards the ears, confusing the patient about where the pain is really coming from). Chewing gum or gummy candies can really help. Motrin is now permitted for most patients after surgery and can help too. It should go away within a week. ...Read more

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Tonsils and adenoids removed on March 28 still having a hard time with anything but clear liquids. Cold causes extreme ear pain. Is this normal. ?

Post T&A: typically recovery after T&A is 2 weeks with the worst week 1st and the worst day at about 3-5 days. Pain medicine, plenty of liquids is the best advice. Advance your diet as tolerated. Avoid citrus, spicy foods, soda. Ear pain is common and will get better. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Painful lymph node on left side, some ear pain when ear is touched. Ear is red. No flu symptoms and no tonsils. X 3 days now. Ear is new?

Painful lymph node on left side, some ear pain when ear is touched. Ear is red. No flu symptoms and no tonsils. X 3 days now. Ear is new?

Cellulitis: This sounds like a soft tissue infection involving the external ear and possibly the external auditory canal. You should be seen as soon as possible by a doctor and have this diagnosed and managed. It can turn very severe quickly if not treated. ...Read more

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My L tonsil has been bigger than R for as long as I can remember. Shrunk a little in the last 4 months. ENT says ok. Now I have L ear pain. Cancer?

My L tonsil has been bigger than R for as long as I can remember. Shrunk a little in the last 4 months. ENT says ok. Now I have L ear pain. Cancer?

Probably not: While ear pain CAN be a sign of head and neck cancer, the vast majority of patients who complain of ear pain do not have cancer. Your ENT doc can tell by looking. ...Read more

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Mastoidectomy(sp)in06.Relief to years of painful/chronic ear pain, multiple surgeries, adenoids, tonsils etc.Puss behind eardrum now.Could need surgery?

Mastoidectomy(sp)in06.Relief to years of painful/chronic ear pain, multiple surgeries, adenoids, tonsils etc.Puss behind eardrum now.Could need surgery?

ENT/workup: The infected material can be drained and a tube placed by your ENT surgeon. Since you have had so many ear and sinus infections, an evaluation for ciliary ( small hairs that help prevent infection by removing debris) defects can be performed by the ENT surgeon. In addition, if you have had recurrent pneumonias, a CF sweat test can be performed to rule out CF. ...Read more

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Is tonsil cancer quite obvious to ENTs? I seen ENT 4 asymmetry and also PCP. They both say not to worry. Ear pain diagnosed as TMJ. Should I worry?

Is tonsil cancer quite obvious to ENTs? I seen ENT 4 asymmetry and also PCP. They both say not to worry. Ear pain diagnosed as TMJ. Should I worry?

Tonsils: Asymmetry of the tonsils does not indicate cancer. If you dtill have concern you might ask the ENT specialist to do a biopsy to put your mind at ease ...Read more

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Extreme dizziness, a lot of tonsil stones, some ear pain and tinnitus for a week. What could be causing the dizziness? There is no ear wax or fluid.

Extreme dizziness, a lot of tonsil stones, some ear pain and tinnitus for a week. What could be causing the dizziness? There is no ear wax or fluid.

Dizziness: Extreme dizziness can be from many causes including severe infection, dehydration, increased pressure in the middle ear space, inner ear inflammation (labrynthitis), cardiac disease, stroke or TIA. An urgent care for formalized testing and in person neurological exam is likely required. Please get help. ...Read more

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How do I cure health anxiety? I am obsessed with tonsil cancer. Seen ENT and he wasn't concerned. Since then ear pain on same side as enlarged tonsil?

How do I cure health anxiety? I am obsessed with tonsil cancer. Seen ENT and he wasn't concerned. Since then ear pain on same side as enlarged tonsil?

Anxiety treatment: Seeking treatment with a psychotherapist would be a great start. Evaluation of the underlying issues that have you obsessed with your tonsils despite reassurance from your physician may be tremendously helpful. Additionally, Xanax (alprazolam) may not be the appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

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I have throat pain on the right side and severe ear pain. My tonsils were removed last year. Is this something I should get checked out?

I have throat pain on the right side and severe ear pain. My tonsils were removed last year. Is this something I should get checked out?

Yes, see a Dr.: You should see a dr. To get a good clinical exam. Depending on your specific condition and examination, an appropriate course of treatment can be determined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?

Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?

Chronic ear infectio: If there is drainage there is probably a perforation of the ear drum due to a chronic ear infection.The ent surgeon who did the tonsillectomy should check the ear.Pain can be referred but drainage is not normal. ...Read more

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Right side only: tonsil very swollen, burns, neck pain, ear pain w/ ringing. Dr said it's not ear infection or strep (quick culture). Tonsillitis?

Maybe: Naming the infection gets a little fuzzy (tonsilitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis). Most are viral infections that have typical 7-10 day span. Important to rule out strep (moreso for children) because it is treatable and may have serious effects if not treated. Any inflammation in this tight area can cause lymphoid/tonsil swelling, ear discomfort, soreness. Worst case may be abscess under the tissue ...Read more

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Hello, 53 year old left ear pain 2 dayNo fever.hurts very bad to swallow. Went to UC told no infection-ear membrane sucking in. Now left tonsil large?

Probable infection: Asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy should be evaluated. The most likely etiologies include infection, early abscess or cryptic debris (tonsil stones) however tumors can also form in the tonsils. The pain is referred to your ear. Saline gargles to start and increase water intake. Antibiotics may be necessary. An experienced PCP or otolaryngology should take a look with any persistent enlargement. ...Read more

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Can ear pain from TMJ be perceived as throat pain? Dr diagnosed me with TMJ but I can feel an achy feeling above tonsil in upper mouth. Allergies?

Can ear pain from TMJ be perceived as throat pain? Dr diagnosed me with TMJ but I can feel an achy feeling above tonsil in upper mouth. Allergies?

Yes, but: That can be one of the symptoms associated with TMJ but not the primary symptom. If throat pain is the primary pain, see an ENT doc to make sure you don't have a serious throat prpblem. ...Read more

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3 weeks feel something stuck behind left tonsil, like stones had before but can't see anything. Left ear pain and sore throat off and on. Concern?

3 weeks feel something stuck behind left tonsil, like stones had before but can't see anything. Left ear pain and sore throat off and on. Concern?

Please have it seen: IT is possible it might be a small tonsil stone.
It could also be pharyngitis/strep throat.
Ear ache can be referred pain from the throat too.
You should see a doctor at some point soon ...Read more

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Symptoms: unilateral enlarged tonsil (left side), swollen lymph node, throat and ear pain all on left side, extreme fatigue, weight loss for 2 months.

Symptoms: unilateral enlarged tonsil (left side), swollen lymph node, throat and ear pain all on left side, extreme fatigue, weight loss for 2 months.

Many. See a doctor.: Considering your symptoms, there are many potential causes which include infection, medicine-related, hormonal imbalances, or even cancer. You should see a doctor in order to evaluate this further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had tonsillitis week & on erythromycin. Getting rapidly worse -green spots covering tonsils, blood phlem, chills/fever, ear pain. Is this normal?

Had tonsillitis week & on erythromycin. Getting rapidly worse -green spots covering tonsils, blood phlem, chills/fever, ear pain. Is this normal?

Maybe not: for bacterial throat infection that will respond to antibiotic, would expect some improvement within 3-4 days. If taking an antibiotic for a week without improvement, and an infection is present, then the infection is either due to something other than bacteria or due to a strain resistant to the antibiotic used. keep the prescribing physician up to date. ...Read more