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Tonsils are sore but no other bodily symptoms. What might be causing it?

Tonsils are sore but no other bodily symptoms.  What might be causing it?

Tonsillitis: You are probably starting to get an infection in your tonsils. Viruses are the commonest cause, but bacteria can also cause it, and even yeast can. If you develop a fever and aching, or if the pain becomes severe or does not improve in a day or two on its own, you will want to see a doc. Untreated strep can lead to rheumatic fever, which can cause permanent heart damage. That's your biggest risk. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I think i may have tonsil stones, but my throat is sore as well. Is that a common symptom?

I think i may have tonsil stones, but my throat is sore as well. Is that a common symptom?

Yes : Tonsillitis may cause tonsil stones which resolve as does the tonsillitis. Tonsil stones can be chronic and usually cause bad breath and sometimes either soreness or a sensation something is stuck in the throat. ...Read more

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One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

One sore red swollen tonsil difficulty swallowing no other symptoms?

See a doctor : May be an infection, such as a tonsillar abscess, although I would think you may have fevers and feel sick if that were the case. See you doctor soon for an exam. If you develop fevers or feel ill, may need to go to the ER. Ask about a referral to an ENT specialist as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Frequent sore throats every few months.Red & painful swallowing/eating. Haven't got tonsils as were removed years ago, no other symptoms. What is it?

Frequent sore throats every few months.Red & painful swallowing/eating. Haven't got tonsils as were removed years ago, no other symptoms. What is it?

Pharyngitis : Even without tonsils you can still get viral infections affecting the area where the tonsils were, and occasionally some tonsillar tissue may be left behind. If you are concerned you should see your family doctor when your throat is sore ...Read more

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For 3 days my throat has been sore on left side. No other symptoms. No tonsils. Hurts especially to look up or stretch that part of my throat/neck.?

For 3 days my throat has been sore on left side. No other symptoms. No tonsils. Hurts especially to look up or stretch that part of my throat/neck.?

Multiple Causes: There could be multiple causes for having throat discomfort, but the most likely cause is a viral illness. You should see her family practice physician to make sure. Most viruses will get better after 7-10 days. If symptoms continue, make appointment with your physician. ...Read more

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I have the sensation of a cut or a scratch in my throat behind my tonsil. It looks more sore /scab. My throat is not sore and I have no other symptoms?

I have the sensation of a cut or a scratch in my throat behind my tonsil. It looks more sore /scab. My throat is not sore and I have no other symptoms?

Throat: Did you have a cold or strep throat or had anything very hot to drink or eat recently? How old are you and are you a smoker. Could be anything from burn to cancer depending on other info. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: Any time you have a sore throat for more than 2 weeks(as long as there is no fever) you should see an ent. It may be that your tonsils have a slight infection or it could just be post nasal drip. But regardless of the cause one month is too long to put off seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen bumpy tonsils but I'm not sick at all. no sore throat, no symptoms of sickness. why are they swollen and bumpy?

Tonsillar: hyperplasia is probably the cause of the swollen bumpy tonsils. May need tonsillectomy if it causes any problem in the future. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.

Can Valtrex cause Viral Pharyngitis? I have 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers on one tonsil. Symptoms appeared two days after starting pill.

No, Valtrex does not: cause viral pharyngitis. Most likely, the sores you are seeing are from the infection you are treating with the Valtrex. The Valtrex takes some time to begin working & the sores may have already been starting at a sub clinical level. If they are continuing, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Tonsil stones: Best removal: the Hydro Pulse ™ Nasal/Sinus irrigator - www.hydromedonline.com comes with a special threat attachment designed for tonsil stones. The pulsing irrigation easily cleans out the crypts of the unwanted material. Also used to prevent/treat any sore throat. Since the stones may be the result of drainage from the nose/sinuses, the same unit clears that too. ...Read more

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My symptoms indclude: tight/sore chest and back, throat hurts but not tonsils. What could be wrong?

My symptoms indclude: tight/sore chest and back, throat hurts but not tonsils. What could be wrong?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Glandular fever? Currently have sore glands, muscles, tonsils & am constantly tired, no matter how much sleep I get.

What are the symptoms of Glandular fever? Currently have sore glands, muscles, tonsils & am constantly tired, no matter how much sleep I get.

See MD: Glandular fever may be viral like mononucleosis and can be contagious to others. Please see your Md to have blood tests done. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat but no other symptoms. I only have very swollen tonsils. This is day 6 and it hasn't let up at all. Ideas?

I have a sore throat but no other symptoms. I only have very swollen tonsils. This is day 6 and it hasn't let up at all. Ideas?

Go to ENT: Do you have fever, fatigue? Could be viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and mononucleosis.Or others things .Check for signs of mono (mono spot test) and the epstein-barr virus. Blood tests can also help rule out other causes of your symptoms.Please get yourself checked by an ENT specialist if the swelling persists ...Read more

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I have pinkish with a litte red sores around my tonsils, no sore throat, no pain, no tingling sensation. No symptoms of anything. What can this be?

I have pinkish with a litte red sores around my tonsils, no sore throat, no pain, no tingling sensation. No symptoms of anything. What can this be?

Likely normal: I wouldn't worry with no symptoms. These are probably just lymphoid tissue which can be a normal finding in the throat. ...Read more

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