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I have a pea sized ball/lump on my left tonsil. It's not on the right side. It's red what could it be.? It's painless.

I have a pea sized ball/lump on my left tonsil. It's not on the right side. It's red what could it be.? It's painless.

Tonsillolith: May be concentrated secretions which can form a lump. If it is painful and associated with pain and fever it could represent an abscess/quinsy. If associated with lymph node enlargement in the same side of the neck it could be lymphoma ...Read more

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Red pea like lump on left tonsil. Should I see a physician?

Red pea like lump on left tonsil. Should I see a physician?

Tonsil: Yes, you should see a physician - preferably an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.
May take a while to get to see that doctor so I suggest you go to the nearest Emergency facility today.
Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Sore throat, feeling like there is a lump when I swallow, left tonsil is double in size to right. Left side is also very red. Voice is hoarse. Cancer?

Sore throat, feeling like there is a lump when I swallow, left tonsil is double in size to right. Left side is also very red. Voice is hoarse. Cancer?

Sore throat: Much more likely infection which is treated via an antibiotic. If that doesn't do it do see an ENT specialist pronto who can evaluate thoroughly. Good luck! ...Read more

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My left tonsil is like a swollen red pea ball but I can't get to an ent til may should I go to er?

My left tonsil is like a swollen red pea ball but I can't get to an ent til may should I go to er?

It depends on.....: Unless you have pain in your Tonsils (Throat) and any other signs of infection such as Fever, you can wait to see your Doctor in May. ...Read more

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My left tonsil is red and has a little spot on it, but it looks like my tonsil has shrunken and there is something like a bump behind it too?

My left tonsil is red and has a little spot on it, but it looks like my tonsil has shrunken and there is something like a bump behind it too?

This sounds: Like chronic irritation of your tonsils which at your age SHOULD BE small. Are you a smoker??? Have you had frequent tonsillitis in the past??

Try gargling with salt water several times a day
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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.

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.

Many things: This could be many things, but most likely it is something we call a fibroma or papilloma. It is best to have it checked out. Things like this can often be removed in the office with some local anesthesia and a laser. ...Read more

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I have a red bump that looks like a pimple on my left tonsil and it hurts to swallow only on my left side. I've been eating ice cubes to numb it too?

I have a red bump that looks like a pimple on my left tonsil and it hurts to swallow only on my left side. I've been eating ice cubes to numb it too?

Seek help now: Your symptom is concerning for an abscess of the tonsil. You should see a doctor as soon as possible. There are some other things it could be, but it needs to get checked out. ...Read more

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I have a swollen left tonsil with a red bump on it and little white lines on each tonsil. My left ear feels blocked. My tongues surface feels rough.?

I have a swollen left tonsil with a red bump on it and little white lines on each tonsil. My left ear feels blocked. My tongues surface feels rough.?

See your doctor: This sounds like an upper respiratory infection. They are often accompanies by swelling of the tonsils, ear infections, sinus drainage, etc. Over the counter medications can help with relief from the congestion and drainage but you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Persistant cough since november cough comes from the lower part of throat I can feel. There's clear phlem also recently have lump on left tonsil only.

Persistant cough since november cough comes from the lower part of throat I can feel. There's clear phlem also recently have lump on left tonsil only.

Persistent cough: Sounds more like coughing spells from postnasal drainage. Try taking some decongestant histamine with an expectorant and drink plenty of warm liquids to help thin out the mucus. Your cough should ease up by doing so. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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My left tonsil is swollen. Not paining much. I am a regular smoker smoking 4-6 cigaretted a day. No white patches and no redness. Should I be worried?

My left tonsil is swollen. Not paining much. I am a regular smoker smoking 4-6 cigaretted a day. No white patches and no redness. Should I be worried?

A swollen tonsil: A unilateral swollen tonsil may be indicative of a unilateral infection. If it remains swollen for at least 2 to 3 weeks more I would see your primary care physician to establish a cause. Smoking could certainly be the cause however I would expect bilateral swelling if smoking were the cause. ...Read more

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I had a lump on my left tonsil after I threw up peaches 2 weeks ago, and I still have it it doesn't hurt its just what could it be?

I had a lump on my left tonsil after I threw up peaches 2 weeks ago, and I still have it it doesn't hurt its just what could it be?

Asymmetric tonsils: You might have just noticed one tonsil appears larger than the other - this can be normal variant of tonsil anatomy. It might be a blood clot within the tonsil from trauma (retching) that caused it to swell. Or could be things unrelated to vomiting. If remains enlarged on one side for a month, have ENT examine your throat. ...Read more

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Bump/oval lump in left side of neck near pulse also left tonsil very slightly bigger than right what could it be?

Bump/oval lump in left side of neck near pulse also left tonsil very slightly bigger than right what could it be?

Possible Infection: The bump may likely be a lymph node. These can swell when there is inflammation or infection. If your symptoms are persistent, should be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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Hello. My left tonsil looks like it has two lumps, I also have an ulcer on the gum behind my left molar, I'm concerned about this.?

Hello. My left tonsil looks like it has two lumps, I also have an ulcer on the gum behind my left molar, I'm concerned about this.?

Lumps &a ulcer: Lumps on tonsil needs to be visualized by General Physician or ENT. Ulcer on gums needs to be evaluated by General Dentist or Periodontist. Please seek appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small lump behind my left tonsil. No pain, head ache or fever. Just noticed it last night. Something I should be worried about?

Below: Suggest gargling with some warm salt water, 2-3 times per day for the next 3 days,

If this persists, or new symptoms, the DR visit suggested. ...Read more

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My throat really hurts when I swollow I have no other symptoms. I looked it the mirror and saw my left tonsil is slightly bigger like a lump on it?

Watch it: If the discomfort just began, you can treat it symptomatically with pain medications. It is likely secondary to a viral infection. If it persists, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Very sore throat with white buildup on tonsils. Neg strep test @ urgent care. Completed ZPak but there's still some white buildup on tonsils 2 weeks later (now w/ some redness too - but no pain). HPV+, left tonsil larger than right. What could it be?

Very sore throat with white buildup on tonsils. Neg strep test @ urgent care. Completed ZPak but there's still some white buildup on tonsils 2 weeks later (now w/ some redness too - but no pain). HPV+, left tonsil larger than right. What could it be?

Varies: The more common cause of sore throats include a number of viruses. This includes the EB virus known to cause mono and a number of adenoviruses. These would be strep negative and unresponsive to any antibiotic.Some difference in tonsillar size is common. When the tonsil is truly massive it could be hiding a staph or other abscess. ...Read more

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I have a flesh coloured lump on my left tonsil. My lymph nodes are slightly up on that side and are painful. The inside of my ear hurts. I'm terrified I have tonsil cancer. (Hypochondriac here). I had the hpv vaccine, yet I was diagnosed with hpv.?

I have a flesh coloured lump on my left tonsil. My lymph nodes are slightly up on that side and are painful. The inside of my ear hurts. I'm terrified I have tonsil cancer. (Hypochondriac here). I had the hpv vaccine, yet I was diagnosed with hpv.?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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My left tonsil has been red and with a spot on it now it's shrunk and something is behind it but my right tonsil is red with a white spot hurt swallow?

Viral pharyngitis: Is the white spot like an ulcer. Like a canker sore and hurts? Sometimes viruses can cause painful tonsils. See your Primary care doctor or an ENT and they can try to sort this out for you. Take Motrin for the pain 400 to 600 mgs 3 x a day. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more