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I've been ill since Jan 18 with what was tonsil stones but

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Hello I've been ill since Jan 18 with what was tonsil stones but I'm not sure what is wrong now as my throat is so painful and I have a lump of something under my right tonsil which is really painful to touch and the outside of my jaw is really painful too just under the back of my jaw on the same side as the greyish lump. My tongue is covered in a yellows grey horrid tasting film which if I use a tongue scraper it just comes off. I was swabbed for strep throat and that was negative and I've had antibiotics which did no good as they then said it was viral. I've been to the Drs 6 times and my Mum is getting me a private referral with an ENT specialist but I just thought I would ask you for your advice please. I keep having fever like symptoms hot one minute shivering and cold the next but that comes and goes. I am eating ok but it's really painful to swallow, I've tried gargling which I think got rid of the tonsil stones but now this! I'm taking 150mg of Sertraline one ore day for anxiety but this is making me more worried and anxious! Thank you.
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How old are you?
What did the doctors make as a diagnosis?
Do you have any new pets coinciding with when the symptom started?
While not trying to pry, this question may give credence to a possible diagnosis
Are you sexually active?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hello I'm 22 no let's coinciding with when symptoms started. They said I had tonsil stones which I did have but I kept picking them out with a damp cotton bud and they seem to have subsided. A little sexually active but not full on active.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am unable to talk at the moment sorry. Maybe tomorrow?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Did you receive my photos please? Also I've been on 150mg of Sertraline for about 6 months.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Please could you call me tomorrow I just want to sleep now.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Please could someone call me tomorrow on my work number 0044 07479 648129 after 13.00 GMT?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is it ok to call me after 13.00 hours tomorrow?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Do you have any idea what it could be? I'm worried I've got tonsil cancer
There are multiple factors to consider
I cannot call you directly or the system will not pay me
Two things you can do
Accept this now by clicking the accept button
Then request for me tommorow when you come on line
I will call you through customer service
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I've clicked call me and it says phone call requested but I don't see the accept button?
Well I don’t know how the dashboard look on your end
That’s okay
We’ll talk tommorow
I have seen the pictures
We will discuss it tommorow
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I will not be available tomorrow so I will not require the call thank you.
Thanks for making it JA
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok I thought you had gone. I will wait for a call tomorrow thanks .
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I've changed the number to 0044 07479 648129 in my account. Bye for now.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Many thanks Dr.