i dont think they were swollen, he didnt say anything about them. my tonsils had white dots on them, but i wasnt strep positive. i dont think the dots are there anymore. but im starting to feel like a hypcondriac. anyone else feel that way?For this disease you need to be your own advocate, so much so that you learn more than your Dr knows. Guess your throat was hurting because your Lymph nodes are swollen?