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So for just over a week now it's felt like I have something digging into the side of my throat on the right side. I've had neck, jaw, ear and temple pain on the affected side on and off and I'm really struggling to eat - I usually cough for a while even after eating soup or yogurt.
My right tonsil is huge compared to the left and I have a swollen gland on the right side too. My GP has suggested the most common cause is an infection behind my tonsil, as she noticed flecks of white there, so I've been precribed a pretty big dose of penicillin for now.
I've been known to suffer from health anxiety in the past, and very prone to googling so I'm not necessarily asking for theories or speculations as to what it could be, moreso just moral support.
Since this started my brain is constantly thinking Lymphoma (I had mono last year and I'm in my early 20s) or Oesophogal cancer (I get a lot of acid reflux). I'm trying to think positively, for one I don't smoke or drink, I'm female and not in the average diagnosis age for Oesophageal cancer.
In the last 48 hours the pain has migrated to the right of my chest and I've noticed I'm quite easily short of breath - it feels very similar to how it felt when I suffered from Pneumonia last year, which leads me to think I may have Quinsy? It looks like there may be an abscess on the back of my right tonstil.
My doctor has asked to see me back on Friday if no better, but trying to hold out until then is awful
Sorry for the rant, and thank you in advance for your responses, I'm just so worried/tired/hungry.
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