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Is my tonsil supposed to have a hole in it?

I've had a sore throat for the past week (I live in California, but the sore throat started before the wildfires). I checked my throat in the mirror with a flashlight the other night and saw a whole about 2mm in diameter on my tonsil. I could not see the end of the hole either, it turned into a black void since the light could not reach. I have a picture, but unfortunately I cannot attach the photo to the post.
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Hm, your tonsils have a hole in them? You can place a picture of your throat on your home page under photos and link that here.  But I found this . . . I guess holes in your tonsils aren't unusual! https://www.healthline.com/health/holes-in-tonsils  and https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322664#causes  Have you been sick at all?
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