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Been suffering from tonsillitis. Why was I able to epiglottis? Can I have passed it on?

I have been suffering from tonsillitis for the last two weeks or so. I have had no other symptoms that come with it besides the swollen tonsils. Today I was checking them to see if they had gone down, and I saw my epiglottis . This is supposedly normal, but I can sort of feel a lump in my throat, so I m suspecting it is this, because in previous inspections of my tonsils, I had not seen my epiglottis. I also had shared food with a date, having thought it was gone (felt nothing for a couple days, thought it would be done). Doctor said whatever I had at this stage, likely wasn t contagious. I don t buy it. I had seen a doctor, and they confirmed it was not strep , bacteria cultures yielded no results, and I showed no signs of mono.I am awaiting the results from a blood test. The doctor recommends a visit to the ENT if these symptoms persist, and right now I m quite anxious about it all. So the questions I present are: A) What is possibly causing my condition? --- Swollen tonsils, and a now visible epiglottis (was not visible before/for sure not uvula ) with no other symptoms. I can sort of feel something there. Could just be my anxiety. B) How Likely is it that I have passed the condition to someone? ---- She reported a migraine (seemed a bit extreme for tonsilitis), and minor sore throat for about 2 days. Reports nothing back now. Still cautious. More about Epiglottis: Looks sort of like this: WWW.WWWW.WW no symptoms present from epiglotitis Might be relevant, but I stayed up rather late (3:30 in the morning) fixing my computer. I found it there this morning.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Feb 2016
Hi. You have swollen tonsils for sure . You can not infection to others unless your tonsils are infected with pus or so. here can be mere enlargement of tonsils without active infection. Visible epiglottis not showing redness or painful swallowing is normal in many people , can be seen in more strained opening of the jaw. Migraine can not be caused by this in your partner. It is always good to get an opinion from a ENT Doctor.
Answered: Thu, 2 Jan 2014
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