Hi Dr Joshi and thankyou for your time. I have been suffering with tonsil stones for a while now - at present I have a particularly stubborn one which i believe after reading some of your posts could be a pseudocyst as it appears to have a light membrane over it.
Yesterday I was poking around trying to remove the annoying thing when I found a lump underneath my tonsil quite far down my throat and Im really freaking out.
I do appear to have something similar the other side of my mouth. The lump is underneath the tonsil with the pseudocyst and recurrent tonsoliths. I dont recall it being there for long but then i dont poke around down that far very frequently.
My question is could it be an enlarged lymph node due to the infection in the tonsil, a normal structure i have never noticed or something more sinister? It doesnt appear to be discoloured in any way and blanches slightly when i press on it. It also tends to almost disappear when i lie down. I am a 38 year old female.
Any advice would be great - I have booked an appointment with my GP but she is off on holiday and the earliest i can get to see her is 10 days. I am convincing myself it is the worst - is there any chance it is something else?