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Can tonsillitis cause bleeding tonsils occasionally

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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Yes: In acute tonsillitis, bleeding is more common with streptococcal ("strep") infection. Antibiotics are the standard treatment. In chronic tonsillitis... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Bleeding tonsil: Bleeding from your tonsil is a very good reason to go to a&e for immediate evaluation and management.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Severe: Tonsillitis can give those symptoms. He could have an abscess also hope he saw his own doctor he should be rechecked
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Enlarged tonsil : More information is needed. One enlarged tonsil could mean that there is an abscess, but that usually causes a fever and change in voice. Small white ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
No: It is common for patients to ascribe symptoms which occur after an event to that event simply because they are temporally related. That does not make... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Dr. can check throat: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones can cause bad breath. But they are not typically caused by dairy products. The white spots may be from a strep infection. If you ha... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aokianswered
43 years experience
See long answer: Not exactly. Tonsillitis actually an infection of the tonsils by bacteria or viruses. White patches in tonsils can be accumulation of food or mucous ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Baker
22 years experience
Could be: The tonsil infection can cause inflammation of the surrounding tissue, or sometimes it is due to inflammation in the lymph glands in the neck. Either... Read More
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