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enlarged tonsil for over a year!

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PumpkinPie2013 Mon 02-May-16 07:49:16

Bit long sorry but just wondering if anyone else has had this. NB- I will be ringing my GP tomorrow!

Over a year ago in Nov 2014, I got infected tonsillitis - very painful, struggling to swallow even liquids. Also a.swollen gland on the right hand side of my neck. Had a ten day course of penicillin and things improved.

I never really felt fully recovered and the gland remained swollen. Went back to the GP twice and was told it would just take time to settle.

Over the last 18 months I have had repeated very sore throats but they never look infected when I look just red. Tonsil on left side has gone down but right had side has stayed very enlarged. Gland on right is also still a bit enlarged.

I'm once again suffering sadlooked in my throat and again no sign of infection or even much redness but still large.

They tested for glandular fever in Nov 14 but it came back clear.

I feel like a right time waster going to the GP when my throat doesn't look infected but I'm fed up now. I'm a teacher as well so my throat being sore is very unhelpful.

To top it off, I'm shattered all the time sad

Has anyone experienced similar or have any ideas as to where I could go


PumpkinPie2013 Mon 02-May-16 08:11:18

Meant to add that I'm 29, healthy weight and otherwise in good health.

Lifeisontheup2 Mon 02-May-16 08:25:21

I had this in my 20s followed a bad case of tonsillitis, every few weeks I would get a sore throat, was really tired and every cold involved a really sore throat and one tonsil remained enlarged for a few years.
I can't remember when it stopped but I hardly ever got a sore throat when I was in my 30s. I assumed it was because my immunity to those sort of bugs was high post having so many relatively minor infections.
I didn't go to the doctors as I thought they were probably viral sore throats so just treated them with painkillers etc at home.

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