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Pain on Left Tonsil?

  • Posted By: MSAJ2U
  • February 17, 2007
  • 01:17 PM

I woke up yesterday with pain in the back of the left side of my mouth. I thought it was on my tongue but it is isn't. I have a very painful area behind my tongue on the left side. Is this my tonsil?

It hurts to swallow, but mostly because my tongue moves over this painful area. Does anyone have a clue what this might be?


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  • Most likely yes. Just do tylenol for now and wait for more symptoms to appear. You can get a flas light and look back there and see if you can see anything. But, I'd wait. Could be a swollen gland and maybe your coming down with something. Drink lots of ice water.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 08:02 PM
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  • How you doing tonight? You might have an abcess on the tonsil. This will need to be drained and treated with an antibiotic. Don't get freaked out, it only takes a few minutes and you feel so much better afterwards. If it is an abcess you probably need to see an ENT about getting your tonsils out. It could also be a canker sore. In that case you probably wouldn't have a fever but still very painful. Good Luck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 18, 2007
    • 05:00 AM
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