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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No problem: If you have no discomfort with your throat, just leave it alone.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Filled with stones: I don't know that it is shrinking or just returning to its normal size. Sounds like filled with stones. You should see your doctor
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones are white objects within tonsillar crypts and don't ulcerate,change in size and don't cause symptoms. If there's any doubt an examinatio ... Read More
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Stones come out: Good question! Tonsil stones are hard and lodge in the tonsils but can be dislodged - they are not attached to the tonsil tissue. Usually light yellow ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Try removing it: Use a water pick or some other tool. A tonsillolith shells out free.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Kidney stones are usually calcium oxalate stones, whereas "tonsil stones" are usually composed of various food matter, bacteria, cells and if they are ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nason
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
More info would help: Definitely not too risky. Would need to know your other health problems, if any. If there's any concern, you could always get preoperatively clearance ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsilliths: They are bacterial colonies that form in tonsillar crypts. A common bacteria is actinomyces. It can give you a foreign body sensation in throat and h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
21 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
tonsil stones: The tonsils have multiple holes that can can get filled with bacteria, mucus and food debris. Overtime the debris can harden and form the so called t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: Tonsils have superficial cavities which fill up with epithelial debris, secretions and possibly small bits of food
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Generally not: Generally not , but best to see your otolaryngologist if recurrent and symptomatic.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eating: Tonsil stones (i.e. Tonsilliths) are collections of food and debris which get trapped in the tonsils. This material gets infected usually becomes fou ... Read More
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