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One of my tonsils is very swollen, but the other is normal. It hurts really bad to swallow or talk. They aren't red. No other symptoms whatsoever.

One of my tonsils is very swollen, but the other is normal. It hurts really bad to swallow or talk. They aren't red. No other symptoms whatsoever.

Painful yonsil: Get help. You may have a tonsillar abscess.Upper air way x-rays are in order and an immediate evaluation by an ENT physician is in order. ...Read more

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Cold followed by bad soar throat after symptoms of cold almost disappear and fever is down. +White spot just found on my tonsil. Should i be concerned?

Cold followed by bad soar throat after symptoms of cold almost disappear and fever is down. +White spot just found on my tonsil. Should i be concerned?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are 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 in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I have had swollen/slight pus-sy tonsils and clear blisters on back of throat for years. Causes nil symptoms but bad breath. What could this be?

I have had swollen/slight pus-sy tonsils and clear blisters on back of throat for years. Causes nil symptoms but bad breath. What could this be?

Tonsilar Crypts: They are natural craters in the tonsils that collect debris then sometimes can cause bad breath or bother you,. A dentist can remove them. Or you can try mouthwash. ...Read more

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I've been having cold symptoms for the past two weeks, my throat has been hurting badly. Swollen tonsils with white spots, no fever.

I've been having cold symptoms for the past two weeks, my throat has been hurting badly. Swollen tonsils with white spots, no fever.

Long enough time: It's been long enough to suffer from this and a doctor's visit or urgent care is a good idea to get it over faster. Antibiotics should not be used unnecessarily but the tonsils sound infected. See someone ASAP and get treatment. Fever may not always be the only sign to look for. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflamed tonsils?

What are the symptoms of inflamed tonsils?

Various: Symptoms could include pain, difficulty swallowing, snoring, possibly even episodes of apnea (stopping breathing), or perhaps no symptoms. ...Read more

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Does it hurt super bad to get tonsils out?

Does it hurt super bad to get tonsils out?

Yes: Tonsillectomy is a very painful operation but the incidence of complications (hemorrhage) is about 1% if the surgery is performed by a competent ENT surgeon. However, if you drink a lot of fluids and take appropriate narcotic medication you will be fine in 10 to 14 days. And you will never have another episode of tonsillitis for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How badly can getting your tonsils removed hurt?

Tonsillectomy: Unfortunately it hurts a lot. Medication helps of course but it is still a painful recovery. Your doctor should review with you the indications for doing this procedure. If indicated the short term pain is usually outweighed by the long term benefit. ...Read more