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Bumps on tongue and back, painful to swallow, ear pain. History of tonsil removal

I have these weird bumps on the right side of my tongue and on the back right as well. It is extremely painful for me to swallow and it is causing me to have an ear ache as well. I ve been to the hospital for this several times in the past but they never seem to really try to help. It just happens almost every year now and they always try to diagnose me with tonsillitis but my tonsils were removed when I was very young. Please help me if you have any information. Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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HI I have gone through your mail as you said that your tonsils are being removed in your early childhood and you have bumps at the posterior part of your tongue which time to time gets infected and swells,and at the same time you have earche.I suspect that you are having hypertrophied lymph nodes at base of tongue which is an usual situation arises after tonsilectomy,these hypertrophied lymph nodes when time to time gets infected becomes painful,and any painful lump at base of tongue (posterior part of tongue) produces reffered pain in ear,this is a well known condition medicaly it is named as reffered pain in ear.I hope now you will understand your problum verywell.Thanks.
Answered: Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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