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How can I tell if I have a cyst on my tonsil

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil Cyst: Tonsil cysts are usually visible on the surface of the tonsil and can be seen during an oral exam. If you are concerned about a tonsil cyst, make sure ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Kudler
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Tonsils are very easily visualized by a qualified ENT physician. The question comes down to whether you are symptomatic - pain, trouble swallowing, h ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: How do you know it is a cyst. If there is a swelling in one of the tonsils, it would be prudent to see your doctor to have it evaluated.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is possible to have cysts in tonsils for years and years without causing any symptoms/problems.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vandana Kumra
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Gargle: If you have debris coming off a tonsil, drink more fluids and gargle several times every day. If symptoms persist, see an ent.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
You might need: to have a tonsillectomy. Show it to an ENT specialist for specific advice.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
It shouldn't: Smoking can lead to oropharyngeal cancers, independent of the cyst. Also, having oral sex with a patient who has hpv can introduce the virus into the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
Re-check with ENT: Was the inflammation there when you saw him? Have things changed since then? The fact that you already have a relationship with a specialist should be ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
That's not good.: Seriously, if the pain is acutely severe, or of sufficient intensity as to be debilitiating, please seek help now.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ENT consult: A health history and examination by an otolaryngologist (ENT) will be best to discuss treatment options.
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