Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

will it hurt me if I swallow tonsil stones do they ever go away

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
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
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Yes: This could be a symptom of a bacterial infection that antibiotics could help. Your doctor can do tests to find the cause.
2
2 thanks
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes : What you perceive as a stone may in fact be something more serious like lymphoma or carcinoma. It is much better to have it evaluated by an ear, nose ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes, it is infected and you need an antibiotic. Although it might be viral, the likelyhood of bacterial infection is so high i treat cases like yours ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Tonsil stones: 1. Sorry to hear about your tonsil stones. 2. Don't pick any more. 3. Swallowing it is no problem.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus, influenza (Tamiflu may be needed), or from some other cau ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
GI tract: Eventually, they end up in the toilet, like the other things you swallow.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Tonsilloliths: Pl see article for more info on condition. You need an ENT referral for possible tonsillectomy to relief chronic problem.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
White spot: Could be tonsilolith, epithelial debris. Use q-tip or curette to try to move it.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Asymmetric tonsils: What you are describing is asymmetric tonsils. This really needs to be evaluated. At your age, it is likely a result of infection or tonsil stones. ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It sounds as if you have chronic tonsillitis and may need them out.
1
1 thank
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
20 years experience Family Medicine
Swallowing : If you are having trouble swallowing safely, you should see a Speech therapist for treatment. You may also to see an ENT (ear, nose throat doctor, al ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month