A 16-year-old female asked:
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i have this white thing on my tonsils but it doesn't hurt or anything.should i be worry like is this something bad !?? will it go away soon? i have no idea how i got it.

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Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillolith: Or tonsil stones. They are usually calcified collections that occur in the crypts or indentations in tonsils. They are harmless as long as you don't have any inflammation or sore throat. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Tonsil stone: which is benign.
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Dr. Albert Melaragno
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably Ok: White pockets in your tonsils called tonsillar stones can form from old food, debris and bacteria. sometimes they can be painful but often they cause no problems See your doctor if concerned but can watch a bit if not uncomfortable
Answered on Oct 26, 2015

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