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small piece of skin hanging off tonsil

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Monitor: It could be a small polyp, or a piece of sloughing dead skin. If it is not painful, you can keep an eye on it and if you notice it getting bigger or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Really: Really difficult to diagnose without visual/digital exam. Please see your GP, or Urgent Care if you don't have a GP. Referral to an ENT may be in or ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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? yeast: If you were on a lot of antibiotics recently, a yeast infection is most likely. Clean under the foreskin well and use one of the anti-yeast creams li ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Tonsil lesion: Show this to your PCP and if they feel that it warrants further attention they may refer you to an ENT doctor. Good luck.
A male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Below: Suggest gargling with some warm salt water, 2-3 times per day for the next 3 days, If this persists, or new symptoms, the DR visit suggested.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Otolaryngologist: For peace of mind have this checked by an Otolaryngologist. Since this lesion is on a mucus membrane I would not consider it a skin tag. An Otolaryngo ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Tonsillolith: Try a water pick or a half-unbent paper clip
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: Lymph nodes in the neck & back of the head are often more noticeable because they are not buried within fat or deep tissues. They are generally pe ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Probably normal: What you describe is probably a normal piece of anatomy, but have your doctor check it to be sure.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Strep?: Ask your doctor to perform a strep test

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