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An_258369 posted:
My tonsils are extremely swollen I can hardly swallow, and now I'm noticing bumps on the back of my tongue .. what does this mean...
atti_editor responded:
We cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis here, but the symptoms you describe could be a result of tonsillitis -- characterized by a very sore throat with red, swollen tonsils and sometimes a white discharge or spots on the tonsils. Here is some more information . Here is some information to help you distinguish between a cold, strep throat, and tonsillitis. Your swollen tonsils could also be a result of another type of infection. It is best that you see your doctor for an exam, as he/she is best able to diagnose you and provide the proper treatment. Please let us know how you are doing!
steffanymohan responded:
Though it is quite difficult to diagnose the exact problem of swollen tonsil, sometimes it is caused by bacterial or viral infections and some other times it can be caused due to common cold, flu or chronic tonsilitis! Consult your doctor immediately, you may need to take antibiotics.

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