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Swollen tonsils have multiple lumps some look like lumps

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Swollen tonsils have multiple lumps some look like lumps growing out of lumps looks like there's a circle with 3 lumps coming out had for around a month and hasn't gone sore throat not hard to swallow
JA: Have you used any medication for the swelling?
Customer: no
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the swelling?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Can be infection related.

Tonsil stones also possible.

Are you able to post a pic?
Best wishes,
Please reply back if you need any further clarification.
It was my pleasure to help you today.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
i have a picture but where do i post dont see an option
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 days ago.

Please upload here or contact customer service to assist.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
The bottom of the right you can see almost like 3 breaking out of another one
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 days ago.

Your right tonsil is infected.

Do you have sore throat?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
is the left not infected it looks identical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 days ago.

Left looks less swollen.

If you have older pic, easy to compare to see what your normal tonsils look like.

You should be on antibiotic course.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
No I don’t have any older pictures, this happened months ago and they was white doctors said tonsillitis and it went away within a week, but then this has come around again with no white marks but has been swollen for over a month
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 days ago.

Ok --you are recurrent infections about 9 in last 3 years or more than 3 in a year, then you should see a ENT specialist for tonsil removal.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
That was when I had “tonsillitis” around 2/3 months ago
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Okay thank you is it serious or just infections all the time
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 days ago.

Ok they still look similar structurally --only more swollen --meaning infection did not clear completely.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** only the second time this has ever happened in my life but twice within 3/4 months
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 days ago.

Welcome --consider Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 14 days.