good morning,i m a 34 year old female, 5 4 , 220 lbs. i was discharged from the hospital on sunday after a really bad case of strep throat and tonsilitis. everything was so swollen that i couldn t even drink fluids. anyhow, i was starting to feel better, less swollen, but last night my throat started acting up again. it was originally the right side of my throat that began the problem 2 days before i was hospitalized, and now its the left side. i hacked up blood yesterday morning, and did so again just now. is that normal for strep and tonsilitus? and should i be worried that i m having throat issues again so soon after being discharged?