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A 17-year-old female asked:

new to tonsil stones first time it hurt i had 2 small one now i noticed there is more cming out but no pain or smell i do not understand?

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Dr. Brij Gupta
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Tonsilloliths: these are not uncommon. Most of the time the food particles lodges inthe crypts and then calcifies. If no symptoms nothing to do .but if sym like pain or infection the tonsills need to be removed
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tonsillolith: Tonsillar stones are formed from debris that get into the tonsillar crypts such as dead cells bacteria and mucus which then harden.It may or may not cause symptoms. Warm salt water gargle works well for this condition but if symptomatic a visit to your dental or ENT specialist may be waranted

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