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Can you feel tonsil stones with your tongue

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Possible, not likely: You would need a pretty dextrous tongue to feel tonsiliths (tonsil stones). Typically the stones are whitish to yellowish in color with a foul odor. ... Read More
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 37 years experience
Bad smell: No you can't it's hard , and not possible , .

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Normal variant : It’s normal for some people to be able to see their epiglottis when you stick out your tongue
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Well: This can be stones infection yeast overgrowth or hairy tongue syndrome. Recommend Healthtap visit with photographs or in person exam by primary care d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Tonsil : Tonsil stones form when debris builds up in the tonsillar crypts ("craters") or in a pocket that sits above some tonsils. Rarely would someone need t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
ENT: Unfortunately if you cannot see with tongue depressor anything unusual, then the only next step that will help would be to have an exam by an ear nose... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
ENT: These problems may not be related but with the tongue issue and tonsil stones, an ENT doctor would be a start.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: These are not stones, but rather collections of tonsil crypt epithelial debris, secretions, bacteria. You can try to gargle them out with dilute salt ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Gargle: Yes, gargling is safe and effective treatment for removing tonsil stones.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Need to see ENT Doc: ' tonsil stone ' are result of food particles lodged in the tonsil crypts , result of recurrent tonsillitis , or due to poor oral hygiene , may caus... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: A small amount of asymmetry in paired organs is quite common and is normal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grai... Read More

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