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Swollen neck and difficulty in swallowing due to tonsillitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you..
User :   hi
User :   ive had tonsiltitis for 2 weeks now..and i only got tiny white stuff left on one of the tonsils...when i swallow my food its sore...should i see my local doctor because ive got a swollen neck..i dont know if its from the tonsilitis or something else...i also had the shakes yesterday which lasted up to 10 minutes...what should i do?...
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I feel that you might have Tonsillitis that would have been the cause for the throat pain and due to Hygiene there are White spots on it
Doctor :   It would have caused the infection of the Peritonsillar spaces
Doctor :   That is the reason for teh swelling and the difficulty in swallowing
User :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest you to see the ENT Surgeon and not the GEneral Physician
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   I would need antibiotics and Anti inflammatory agents and is definitely curable.
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User :   mum said it might of been the way i slept in but ive got a pain in my back on the left side near the top...also im havin tiny pains in the lower back on my left...does that makes sense?
Doctor :   Pain in the back of the Neck you mean
Doctor :   Or is it on the Shoulder area.
User :   on my back
Doctor :   Which area if you tell will help me. to a clearer diagnosis..
Doctor :   are you there ?
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   if i have to have my tonsils out...what will happen?..will it hurt??..this sounds stupid but ive never had an operation before..and im just worried.
Doctor :   tonsillectomy is a relatively safe procedure
Doctor :   you will be kept in the hospital for a day for observation
Doctor :   you will be asked to take soft bland diet for 2-3 days
Doctor :   you also get to take ice cream twice a day
Doctor :   as you will be on painkillers it wont hurt
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yeah im here..
Doctor :   ok
User :   how long will the operation last?...are there any risks during the operation?
Doctor :   it will last for half an hour
Doctor :   you will be under sedation
Doctor :   there may be slight bleeding which can be controlled
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   when you have the operation can it get infected?
Doctor :   no as you will be on antibiotics
User :   right ok..
Doctor :   they will operate only after the infection subsides
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   Have you filled the Feed back form that I sent you
User :   yes
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   its just a random question but how do you know if you have something wrong with your appendix??..if that makes sense?
Doctor :   you would have stomach pain
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   not that i can think of...thanks
Doctor :   bye for now
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