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I recently found a big black spot on one of my tonsils,

Hi, I recently found a...
Hi, I recently found a big black spot on one of my tonsils, accompanied by headache and body fatigue. I thought it might be strep, but I'm also afraid it could be hiv. Thoughts?
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This looks like a tonsillar abscess with severe tonsillitis and the cause is usually bacterial . You need to see a doctor for this as you would need antibiotics for this. I would recommend you to see your doctor as soon as possible so that you can start antibiotics and to avoid complications.

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