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Right side of my tongue backside I have inflammed lingual tonsil. gum by the inflamed part is sore and yellow. No sore throat but slight Ear pain?

Right side of my tongue backside I have inflammed lingual tonsil.  gum by the inflamed part is sore and yellow. No sore throat but slight Ear pain?

Infection: Sounds like a viral or bacterial infection. The only way to sort it out would be with a proper evaluation. Urgency of a doctors appointment will depend on duration and severity. How this helps! ...Read more

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I have one inflamed tonsil but the white pus is on the tonsil, roof of my mouth and under my tongue. What is it?

I have one inflamed tonsil but the white pus is on the tonsil, roof of my mouth and under my tongue. What is it?

Strep throat: is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. See your doctor for evaluation and a rapid strep test in the office. Good luck. ...Read more

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My throat is extremely swollen and sore. The back of my tongue has huge lumps and my throat is yellowish with red spots. I have no tonsils. ?

My throat is extremely swollen and sore. The back of my tongue has huge lumps and my throat is yellowish with red spots. I have no tonsils. ?

Viral infection: The lumps in the back of the tongue may be circumvallate papillae which are taste buds. They may be inflamed. The red spots in the back of your throat may be infected lymph nodes. Although the most likely diagnosis is an upper respiratory tract viral infection, I would strongly recommend you see a physician for a culture and sensitivity of the yellow material in the back of the throat. ...Read more

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Swollen gland near tonsil wall, what is this?

Swollen gland near tonsil wall, what is this?

Swollen gland: Impossible to say without physical examination but could be a jugulodiagastric lymph node. Please follow up with ENT doctor asap. ...Read more

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Had swollen glands in my neck. Took antibiotics. Throat inflamed and red. When I swollen I can feel it on the right side of my throat it's my tonsils?

Had swollen glands in my neck. Took antibiotics. Throat inflamed and red. When I swollen I can feel it on the right side of my throat it's my tonsils?

Sounds like it!: Neck LN gets inflamed when one has Infection in Tonsils.Finish the course of Ab. Gargle with warm water. May drink Ginger teal. Get get examined again if symptoms persists. ...Read more

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My glands are swollen under my tongue, if I have a salivary gland infection is it contagious?

My glands are swollen under my tongue, if I have a salivary gland infection is it contagious?

Not likely: A salivary gland infection is not very common and and it is also not very contagious. You may have blocked salivary gland which will make it swollen and painful. If it is not a salivary gland that is swollen but rather a lymph node, your mouth/oral/ respiratory infection is more contagious . ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils, a sore throat, and white spots behind the tonsils. Is this a sore throat or strep? The spots may be just mucous I can't tel

I have swollen tonsils, a sore throat, and white spots behind the tonsils.  Is this a sore throat or strep?  The spots may be just mucous I can't tel

Could be: It is nearly impossible to tell if it is a virus or strep by examination alone. A rapid strep test is simple and definitely worthwhile. ...Read more

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My tonsil and glands are swollen only on my left side, and it appears my uvula is being pushed aside. Cause? Treatment?

My tonsil and glands are swollen only on my left side, and it appears my uvula is being pushed aside. Cause? Treatment?

Tonsillar abcsess: Infection of the tonsils can cause an abscess. This can lead to deviation of the uvula and is a serious infection which can cause airway compromise. I would recommend seeing a physician asap and if any symptoms of difficulty swallowing or breathing should be seen in the er. ...Read more

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Enlarged left tonsil. Left tonsil is flat. Not painful. Left is sometimes itchy and red. What is this?

Enlarged left tonsil. Left tonsil is flat. Not painful. Left is sometimes itchy and red. What is this?

Asymmetrical tonsils: Tonsils that are differing in size can be a normal variant or indicate a a problem such as chronic infection in the crypts or crevices of one tonsil more than the other. There could be a growth in one tonsil making it seem larger. Bottom line, see an ent. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node on the back of neck and swollen tonsil with crater very painful. Could it be tonsil cancer?

I have a swollen lymph node on the back of neck and swollen tonsil with crater very painful. Could it be tonsil cancer?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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2 lymph nodes under my ears are swollen, hard, and immovable for 3 weeks now. The tip of my nose is also swollen but not red or hurt. What could it be?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lumps on your neck are most commonly due to infection/inflammation related to viral or bacterial illness. Depending on your age, smoking status and characteristics of lymph nodes, one should have a heightened suspicion to confirm there is no tumor or even cancer. Older, smokers, with firm lymph nodes that continue to enlarge would need specialist evaluation and biopsy. ...Read more

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Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat : You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection(s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more

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I have red patch on the tonsils which are little bit swollen, lymph node below left tonsil and lymph nodes on back of tongue. Could it be HPV?

I have red patch on the tonsils which are little bit swollen, lymph node below left tonsil and lymph nodes on back of tongue. Could it be HPV?

Maybe: HPV involving H&N region is related to the development of a squamous Ca lesion of oral cavity. ACan this area on tonsil be a squamous Ca?. Possibly. Any nodal disease especially below tonsil if significant should be biopsied by surgeon. If not significant at present, observe carefully and any change in 1-2 months re evaluated, especially if cerival nodes appear. ...Read more