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Can I ask to get advice to a ENT specialist, yes I have and

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Can I ask to get advice to a ENT specialist
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes I have and waiting for a appointment no medication already taken antibiotic
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: none
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello I been having trouble with my left tonsil. I’ve always suffered infections more on that side. I always suffered tonsil stone and I had more green/yellow fluid at bottom of tonsil that was easy pushed out with a cotton bud through a little open flap. The fluid stop then about 4/5 weeks ago noticed a reddish area like like bumps quite flat but irritated. There blood vessels over that area so at times can look more red but when calmer. If I pushed area you could get a slight orange/pink fluid but this has now lesson. I went to GP and he seem to think infection but I’ve taken penicillin for 10 days and not improved. My Gp now doing a 2week ENT
I’ve not heard anything yet regarding my appointment. Obviously I am worried
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I’ve enclosed some pictures for you to see
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You can see in this pic when blood vessels are up more it looks redder
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Another picture just so you can see area

Hello, my name is***** thank you for your question. I am a qualified MD with 18 years’ experience. ​

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I am an ENT specialist with 18 years of practise experience.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello I’m 44 and female
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No cultural done only antibiotic

Any conditions like diabetes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Ok, I have your reply. Please hold on while I type out your answer


You are likely to be having chronic tonsillitis.

In chronic tonsillitis there is a reservoir of bacteria left behind which is difficult to eradicate by antibiotics.

Usually in chronic tonsillitis the tonsils get enlarged but in a particular case called atrophic tonsillitis, the tonsils may not be enlarged.

The vessels that you have pointed out are not significant, such vessels are present in most persons, and do not signify anything. Dont worry about that.

If the tonsils are causing you chronic problems, then you should consider a tonsillectomy.

It is good that you are scheduled to see a ENT.

Discuss about atrophic tonsillitis and discuss about doing a tonsillectomy. Also discuss about doing a throat swab and culture to find out the bacteria on your tonsils so that you can get a targetted approach.

These two points will help you in getting a permanent cure.

Take care- be safe - note down these points and see your doctor and discuss with him/her - this will enable you to get an informed discussion leading to the best possible outcome.

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.

I trust my answer has helped you gain more knowledge and confidence about your problem and in knowing what to discuss with your doctor.

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Dr.P.Jyoti, MD.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this looks nothing like tonsil cancer. Only say red patch can be

Not at all. This is not tonsil cancer. The red patch also is not tonsil cancer, definitely not.

But it suggests chronic tonsillitis.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you so much my Gp said similar but as antibiotic didn’t clear read patch he referred me on 2 week pathway which made me worry that could be related to cancer and you read on internet that a red patch can be tonsil cancer

No not at all.

This is not tonsil cancer, dont worry about that.

Red patches called erythroplakia can be precancerous, but this is not eryhtroplakia, so dont worry about that.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you so much fo reassurance. Waiting for ENT
Is hard and what with virus going on it maybe delayed.
Many thanks again for detailed reply x

Glad to be of help.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Gave you a little tip too

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