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Old 01-13-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Question.... I got a peritonsilar abscess 3 weeks ago. Essentially an abscess on my right tonsil and had it lanced. (its as ugly as it sounds....)

I've never had problems with my tonsils my entire life. I'm 36 year old. I've only had strep maybe 5 times and tonsillitis maybe once. The doctor wants to take my tonsils out and that makes me nervous.

Today, 3 weeks later, my tonsil feels full, not a lot of pain. It feels I have something stuck in my tonsil, like food. It's red and swollen. I can't imagine its another abscess, but I'm not sure. There are very faint shiney, white spots on my tonsil too.... any thoughts?

Old 01-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: Tonsils

They need to come out. Once they abcess it's a down hill slide. You are going to keep having recurring problems. Don't wait, take them out. It's not worth the trouble and pain.

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Old 01-14-2009, 10:17 AM   #3
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Re: Tonsils

even without a history of issues? Do you think my current full feeling in my tonsil is another abscess??

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