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Is it possible to swallow your tonsils

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Tonsillitis: If you have associated fever, LACK of cough and swollen lymph nodes underneath the jawline and in the neck/throat area, this has high likelihood of be... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No need: It is unnecessary to treat tonsil stones as they generally are not related to any health consequences and should not cause any problems if ingested.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
No worries, it will pass.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause suc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
GI tract: Eventually, they end up in the toilet, like the other things you swallow.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
No and yes: Tonsilliths or tonsil stones are an accumulation of debris in the crypts of the tonsils. They cause discomfort and foul breath. They can be expelled... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: New throat soreness or spots can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some ot... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pradeep Parihar
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Strep: Could be other than strep bacteria or viral. Black color is not normal though. If you have fever , needs to get checked again. Strep test is not 100% ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Tonsilitis: You need to be seen by a doctor and treated. See an ENT doctor. If you have a tonsillar or peritonsillar abscess you may need urgent surgical interv... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Toshi Hart
Dentistry 30 years experience
Your tonsils may be inflamed or infected. Seek an appointment with a primary medical or ENT doctor to rule out infection which may require a culture &... Read More