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Swollen tonsils,pain while swallowing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   ...
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hi, i have a swollen tonsil, the left side... no other symptoms... no fever... what could this be
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
did you have any previous history of fever, sore throat or teeth infection?
User :   none
User :   i have had sore throats in the past.... but not recently
Doctor :  
did you have any mouth ulcers?
User :   no
Doctor :  
or any infection in the face/neck?
User :   no
Doctor :  
did you have any viral induced illness recently?
User :   I have not been sick in almost 2 years.... the last time I was sick, I had strep
Doctor :  
ok
User :   I feel fine, other than when I swallow
Doctor :  
and was this strep infection two years back?
User :   its not typical "Sore throat" pain
Doctor :  
ok
User :   yes
Doctor :  
is there any follicle like appearance over the tonsil?
Doctor :  
is the right side tonsil normal, or is that swollen too?

Doctor :  
do feel irritation in the throat? or is there only swallowing difficulty?
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