Very swollen throat despite no tonsils

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Hello,

I’ve been generally a bit low the last few weeks but I woke up this morning with the most swollen throat ever. I can barely swallow and can feel it when I breathe. I’ve had a headache for the past few days and everything seems to ache right now. 

Also I had my tonsils removed when I was 3 (I’m 20 now) so tonsillitis is pretty much out of the question. 

Any ideas?

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    Im in the same boat. No tonsils yet sometimes my throat feels swollen it happens more when i sleep with my mouth open. But i was told could be scar tissue. Who really knows
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      So it turns out they must have missed a tiny bit of tonsil which has grown with me so it’s actually quite big now. I do have tonsillitis and now have to get this bit removed. Can’t even believe it. 
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      Wow how you figured out? I had a dr look at my throat and she was like your tonsils dont look swollen it and i told her i didnt have any..makes me wonder if they left some behind by accident..
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      Went to the docs today and she told me. 

      How old were you when you had them removed?

      I was 3 and she said even if they miss a minuscule amount, that grows as you do and can become quite considerable. 

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