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HPV positive, have swollen lump of tissue on the site of tonsil, history of tonsillectomy. What could the lump be?

I underwent a tonsillectomy 15 years ago. Recently, I could feel a swollen lump of tissue where the tonsil once was. The swelling is limited to the right side of my mouth. Of course I am having this looked at by an ENT soon, but until then, what are the possible causes of this? I am HPV positive so I know that oral cancer is one possibility. However, does leftover tonsil tissue act as a lymph node? I recently had a cut on my upper back close to this region of my neck, so I wonder if my body is fighting off an infection.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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hello. i would suggest that maybe your tonsils were not completely removed when you were operated the first time and there were some remnants , which may have enlarged now.the chance of you developing an oral malignancy is very rare , however i would still recommend that you show your ENT doctor as soon as possible. thanks
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