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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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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?

Highly recommended: It is unusual for a pus pocket along with the symptom of sore throat to persist for a month. Depending on the details of your medical and social history, you may have a bacterial infection that may be contagious (eg. Strept throat, herpes, and others) . Cultures can be taken to confirm the diagnosis. These infections are treatable, and will avoid the issue about getting a biopsy. ...Read more

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