So, recently I discovered Tonsil Stones and, like an idiot, became utterly paranoid about them and, at the slightest ache in my tonsils, I messed with them trying to extract non-existant tonsil stones. I also got more paranoid when I noticed something which in/on my tonsil.
Now, one day I saw someone online using q-tips to remove them. I tried to remove the non-existant tonsil stones in my left tonsil with the rounded end of a hairpin (the little wiggly ones, not sharp, despite the name).
In the process, I probed a little too far, pressed the hairpin into what I understand is called the tonsilic crypt, and I felt a little "pop" barely noticable, and no/very little pain. A little trickle of blood came out of the tonsil, which had me freaked but otherwise no ill effects.
That same night, I experianced pain in that tonsil and tiredness (which I'd felt for a few days) after a beer and some crisps. A haemotologist friend of mine who was with me said I had tonsilities, but he didn't know I'd stabbed myself in the tonsil earlier.
That was a few months ago. The pain has not stopped, and has infact worsened.
Is it possible that I have tonsilitis? I have doubts, because although this one tonsil shows symptoms (White matter on/in tonsil, pain) the other has not, and the friend of mine told me it would spread from the one to the other.
So, what's causing the pain?
The stab? But why hasn't it healed? Do they not heal?
Tonsil Stones? Surely I'd have expelled some by now.
Tonsilitis? But why hasn't it spread to the other tonsil?
Help would be GREATLY appreaciated, I REALLY don't wanna get my tonsils out, I have had the pleasure of discovering agonising ear pain when swallowing before.