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Left Tonsil Sore
My mouth has a burning sensation in it, 4 red dots on soft palate, swollen left tonsil, sore throat- had sinus infection. Right tonsil normal, cancer?
It's signs of massive infection in your throat and tonsils as well, you need meds,
see a doctor right away.. ...Read more
My left tonsil is sore and swollen and I also have a small hard sore bump below my left ear on my jaw. Is it tonsillitis and the bump is a lymphnode?
Several possible: Reasons. In case this is an infection, it would be best to get it checked out in person. ...Read more
Left tonsil swollen, sore throat, right tonsil normal. Left tonsil has 3mm diameter circular lighter flesh color spot on itleft tonsil always bigger than right even when notsick could this be tonsil ca?
Unknown: More information as to age and lifstye such as smoking would help. Consider seeing at least your primar if not ent. ...Read more
I have a small painless red spot on my left tonsil. No sore throat, no swelling, not bleeding. Should I be worried?? could it be my allergies??
Hard to tell: Over the internet, so see your doctor and get it checked. ...Read more
Can a sinus infection cause red spots on tonsil? I have 2 red spots on left tonsil, no sore throat or swelling, just feels like a sinus infection.
Terrible PND swollen left tonsil slight sore throat. Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?
R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured to rule out strep. And a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Gerd can also cause similar SX and can respond to ZANTAC OR NEXIUM (esomeprazole). ...Read more
My left ear has been hurting terribly & now I have a white/yellow spot on my left tonsil; but no sore throat. What is it?
Related?: May not be related. White spot may be a tonsilolith (tonsil stone). You could have an ear problem or a TMJ problem. Other TMJ symptoms inclulde painful chewing, jaw clicking, limited oral opening. Best bet is to see an ENT doc to assess both problems. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ expert. ...Read more
Go together: Due to some 'crosstalk' in the nerves, a sore throat often does result in some ear pain. If you have a swollen tonsil on only 1 side, that's unusual and you should be seen by a doctor. If you are having fever or trouble opening your mouth, you should see an ENT or head to the er urgently to make sure you don't have an abscess. ...Read more
My left tonsil had a canker sore on it but now my right tonsil has a canker sore on it, the sores hasn't got a border around it, what could cause it?
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, STD to mention a few. ...Read more
Hi I just recently got a sore left tonsil it's just red with no white spots I'm not sick I have no fever and no cold it hurts when I swallow?
Enlarged red tonsil: Tonsils are part of the immune system & can be affected by virus, bacteria, allergies. If tissue around tonsil is inflamed, see doc right away as may have peritonsillar abscess. Viral infxn (mononucleosis) usually associated w/ swollen glands. Allergies normally would affect both sides. Try gargling with warm salt water. See doc for exam for early strep throat or abscess condition & tx options. ...Read more
I woke up yesterday with my left tonsil swollen and a sore throat. I freak myself out easily. Is it normal?
Had a sore left tonsil for a week and now I feel like there is something stuck in my throat when I swallow. I can still eat/drink. What could this be?
I have a small red spot on my left tonsil. No pain, no sore throat, no swelling. What could it be? I am a former smoker. I quit about a year ago.
Many things: Tonsils often have changes in the way they look and are usually not anything concerning. But if anything looks concerning to you, be safe and have a physician check it out. ...Read more
I need a diagnosis? My left ear has pressure in it but does'nt hurt, I have a little sinus pressure, my left tonsil is sore only from the outside of my neck and hurts up to my left ear, nausea, stiff neck, no fever, some chills, lightheadedness, tired, m
A diagnosis is very difficult to make without a proper history and physical.
Based on your post it sounds like you may be dealing with a sinus, ear, or throat infection. However the stiff neck is a little worrisome because it could be a sign of meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain and spinal cord), typically meningitis is accompanied by fever.
Regardless you need to be evaluated by a medical professional right away for work up, diagnosis, and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more
Keep get a swollen sore left tonsil every couple months. Could this be allergies or something I should get checked? Allergy meds don't help.
My left tonsil is swollen and sore? Is this herpes? There's no canker sore or lesion but throat is red.
More info: With the amount of info you provided it is hard to make a diagnosis. Especially with out visually seeing the area. ...Read more
What can white patches on my left tonsil mean? The other time I got that and it left by itself. It doesn't feel sore and it's not swollen or painful.
Food: If you have no symptoms (pain) then thus is likely a tonsil stone which is food mixed with bacteria that have been trapped in the crypts (little caves) of your tonsils (referred to as tonsil stones or tonsilliths). My patients sometimes have success with getting them out with a q tip (if it bothers you. If not you can leave them). ...Read more
I have a small white indented sore on the bottom of my left tonsil and my tongue rubs it and it hurts but I'm 16 no clue what it is?
Sore tonsil: This needs to be examined. See your doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Can drinking lost of water, herbal drinks and honey help my left tonsil if it has a bit of white patches and a little sore?
Yes but mildly: Hydration can help your body fight an infection as it tries to recover. White patches on the tonsil is typically tonsillitis or a tonsil infection. Hydration, good sleep, hand washing pain control are essential parts of trying to get better quickly. If there is no progress, then visiting a doctor and possible antibiotics would be the next step. ...Read more
10 days ago I had red sore tonsils and it cleared up after 2 days. 3 days ago I got sore tonsils again but my left tonsil is swollen with spots and isn't clearing up. Why is is recurring?
I had a tonsillectomy as a child but half my left tonsil was left in. It hypertrophied over the years and I get frequent sore throats, worth removing?
Not necessarily: The problem in kids comes when the tonsils grow faster than they do, between birth & 8, with recurrent infections and sleep apnea making the removal common. If you are an adult, it might help sleep apnea, if present, but would not end throat infections. There is always tissue left behind that can be invaded by strep/viruses. A consultation with an ENT could clear this up. ...Read more
Yes I have a painless red bump on where my left tonsil used to be got them removed 20 years ago. Sore doesn't hurt but can feel it when I swallow.
My left tonsil has been swollen for 10 weeks now. More sore at night... about 5pm and dried out... sometimes stopping me on my track whilst talking.
I have had a small pus pocket on my left tonsil for 1 month. The only symptom I have is a sore throat. Do I need to make a dr apppointment?
Hello, I've had a sore throat and cough for about three days now but this morning I woke up with the pain only in my left tonsil. I'm still coughing?
Sore throat, was put on zpak for bronchitis my left tonsil is enlarged a great bit now my throat hurts worse?
Have a sore throat and noticed my left tonsil is starting to become very swollen and is turning dark grey/black mixed with white patches?
Schedule appointment: Always better safe than sorry. .. Schedule an appointment with your family doctor to have them take a look and see what's going on. Hope that helps! ...Read more