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Tonsil Ache Symptoms
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
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
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?
My left tonsil has these slits in them and my ear aches a bit but i haven't noticed any of the symptoms of the tonsil stones could it be somethinelse?
Tonsils: Have them assessed by ENT. They should be able to help with a diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more
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
My symptoms started Friday night 4 days ago as a painful sore tonsils. The next day it went straight to my lungs. Green/mucus phlegm coughing up?
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 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers