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What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not sure: "tonsil cyst" isn't a medical term, so it is hard to know exactly what you are talking about. Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are collections of food ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See below: Mucous retention cysts are common on tonsils. It is likely genetic in origin. See an ENT doctor!
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Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes: yes it is ok to pop it but beware of a "fun" taste and then do a warm salt rinse afterwards. You might have some slight bleeding so don't be alarmed. ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Otolaryngologist: I assume you've been evaluated and advised by an Otolaryngologist. If not you should be. If you have been, I recommend getting another opinion from a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Need to see it: If it is caused by an infection in a tooth, then the tooth needs to either be removed or have a root canal therapy. If it is caused from something el ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Corben
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Many ways!: Cysts can be formed anywhere in your jaw and often times between your teeth. A cyst can be caused in any number of ways. Sometimes by a tooth that nev ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
How long ago ?: Your post did not say. Sometimes these wounds take time to heal. Your best bet is to call the surgeon who performed the procedure for a follow up appo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Pimple: It looks like it is a pimple day. You may have a cyst.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not to worry: The tonsils in the throat are lined with squamous epithelium (skin). Sometimes the normal growth of this lining can invaginate and grow inwards causi ... Read More
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