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What causes swollen throat with tonsil stones?

Hi, it feels like the left side of my throat is swollen and/or stuck together, kind of a lump sensation. There's not really any pain at all, and I can still swallow. My tonsils seem somewhat enlarged and in the past several months, I've developed tonsil stones (but really only in my right tonsil). I don't know if the tonsils have anything to do with the swollen feeling in my throat, though. Also, my uvula is somewhat red and tilted to the right. What could be wrong?
Sat, 30 Sep 2017
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Chronic tonsilitis can lead to tonsilloliths or stones in tonsills.Sometimes it may cause foreign body sensation difficulty in swallowing.Do gargles betadine to keep your throat clear of infection daily.If too troublesome get to your ent specialist for expert management
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