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Swollen tonsils with cuts on them. What is this?

My tonsils have been swollen for years after having been sick. They never went back down, but never hurt. Now that I am sick again my right tonsil is enlarged MORE and with what looks like cuts, not holes or white spots. What are these cuts? Also, when I rub my fingers along where my threat and jaw meet, I feel tissue that, if I push on, will go back up into my jaw, but only on the right side.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Dear dnecco55,
Good afternoon,

You are having enlarged tonsills with infection (Tonsillitis). You will require a course of antibiotics and other symptomatic treatment. Plus ... a throat swab culture to identify the causative bacteria so as to facilitate the right antibiotic regimen.
Please consult an ENT surgeon.

I hope this answers your query, I will be glad to reply any follow up query that you have.
In case you do not have any further query, please accept the answer.

Wishing you best of health.

Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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