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Sore throat, yellow tonsils, swallowing difficulty. Pea sized lump near tonsil. What could it be?

hello, well I have had a severe sore throat now for about a week. I have yellow tonsils and one is extemrely larger than the other, coming across half way of my throat. I am finding it very difficult to swallow and have not been able to eat or drink due to the pain. I feel very achey with this and having bursts of cold and hot through me. I have been prescirbed antiobiotics, Penicilin VK, and have been taking them for 3-4 days now with no improvement. I have recently noticed a pea sized fleshy painful lump infront of my tonsil and slightly hides in the tonsil pocket. Do you have any idea on what this could be? I am visiting my GP tomorow in hope they refer me to a ENT doctor. Thankyou.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Oct 2013
hello dear
thanks for your query at hcm.
painful lump near tonsil after recent infection of upper respiratory tract would be due to infection only.
tonsil might have infected during course of sore throat.
physical examination by doctor will help.
Answered: Mon, 28 Oct 2013
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