A 25-year-old female asked:
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can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? i have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. should i worry?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of tonsils and certainly can be triggered by tonsil stones. If they cause discomfort, pl see an ENT for proper advice on ongoing preventive care and regular assessment. Feel better.
Answered on Jul 20, 2016

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