I have bumps on the back of my throat and my tonsils seems to be swollen?

I recently noticed I have bumps on the back of my throat and my tonsils seems to be swollen and have signs of puss . The doctor took a strep throat test but it came back negative and never gave me any information further then that so I’m here for a second opinion. Sound I be worried/ concerned? What are the possibilities of it being.

Age: 19
Male
Medications: None
General Information: Strep test taken negative result

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The importance was to rule out strep throat (Streptococcal pharyngitis) which was done. This is simply tonsillitis probably caused by a virus. It should resolve by itself within a week or two. If it doesn’t, If they become excessively enlarged and cause problems with breathing, excessive pain or you experience high fever, you will need to consult again. In the meantime gargle with salt water. OTC pain relief medication can also help.