Recently I have had a problems with my left tonsil. Last year in June i had a bought of severe tonsilitus that was so bad they mistook it for quinsy in the left tonsil, and i ended up spending a night in hospital. They did not operate, however since this happened i've had persistent problems with my left tonsil. Since then it kind of appears as if it were receding back into my throat, and looked semi-atrophying and patchy and just generally weird. Recently i checked my tonsils, and the left one is gone! Like... it isn't there at ALL, and to the left of my throat where the tonsil used to be there is what looks like an oval-shaped hole in my throat. I've had a persistent painful throat for the last three months now and now that my tonsil has randomly disappeared im wondering if something is going on.
I went to the doctor today and he kind of rabbited on about blood tests.... so i'm getting those back on Monday (and im pretty positive that they will be clear but anyway) and he said he has never seen or heard of this happening before. I thought i'd double check with the greater medical community- does anyone know if this is a normal occurrence, for a tonsil to simply disappear, after months and months of persistent tonsil pain? Should I see a specialist or is this common?
I have the same thing. All my life I have had large tonsils. The last 5 days I have been in such pain not all the time but the pain hits about every five min. Sometimes sooner it's like the worst stabbing pain ever. Yet no fever, nausea ect. Have been to urgent care then the er the next day. CT scan was clear no infections nothing in ears. So sent home with pain meds told to come back in 3 days if still in pain. The er Dr. Made a comment about my over sized tonsil on the right I said yea I have had them all my life. Comment was made rare that there not same didn't think anything if it till I looked because pain was on left. But sure enough I looked and I be darned if it just wasn't there. Why am I in so much pain? How can there be nothing wrong in ct scan? What do I do next? I plan on call er doctor to just ask. Can anyone please give me answers.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.