A 36-year-old female asked:
i have something white behind my tonsils.. it doesn't hurt just feels like something there?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Arlen Meyers answered
48 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Retention cyst: While, smooth, cyst like lesions on the surface of the tonsils are usually mucous retention cysts. They usually burst spontaneously, do not cause symptoms other than concern, and need no treatment. They are benign and are not cancerous or pre-cancerous. Sometimes, stones can form in the tonsils too.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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