Abnormal white patch on left tonsil, painful

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Hi all. I hope you can help me! I woke up this morning with what felt like a sore throat. Under further inspection I noticed a patch on my left tonsil which hurt. I thought it might be a canker sore, but I am not sure. It has changed in shape over the course of the day. Is it just the natural progression of a canker sore? I also feel extremely fatigued. I have attached two photos showing the sore’s progression. The only thing I don’t understand is if it is a canker sore, what is the open wound above it.
 

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Although this might be a canker sore, the soft palate including the tonsillar complex, is considered a high risk region for potentially malignant disorders.
If this area does not resolve within a week, I would seek the consult of an oral surgeon, since this area might need a biopsy.
 

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Although this might be a canker sore, the soft palate including the tonsillar complex, is considered a high risk region for potentially malignant disorders.
If this area does not resolve within a week, I would seek the consult of an oral surgeon, since this area might need a biopsy.
Thank you, Dr. M. I have attached a photo as of this morning. All signs lead to the patches being canker sores, the only abnormality is that there is a red puncture wound present and no red border (although this is only the second day so maybe that will form later?). I have read that malignant sores seldom grow in groups and are usually singular. I count three sores. Is this a good sign?
 

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