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My mouth hurts. How do I tell if its my tonsils?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: See an ENT Doc
Your mouth contains many structures that can cause pain.
The tongue, the pharynx (back of the mouth) and of course the tonsils. You obviously need a diagnosis. The specialty that has expertise in this anatomic location is either an ENT surgeon or an oral surgeon. Of course, you can look in the mirror and if you see 2 large red pussy structures, it is tonsillitis. You still need a diagnosis.

In brief: See an ENT Doc
Your mouth contains many structures that can cause pain.
The tongue, the pharynx (back of the mouth) and of course the tonsils. You obviously need a diagnosis. The specialty that has expertise in this anatomic location is either an ENT surgeon or an oral surgeon. Of course, you can look in the mirror and if you see 2 large red pussy structures, it is tonsillitis. You still need a diagnosis.
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