A 45-year-old member asked:
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what causes tonsil cysts?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not to worry: The tonsils in the throat are lined with squamous epithelium (skin). Sometimes the normal growth of this lining can invaginate and grow inwards causing a benign cyst. If there is no redness around the cyst and if does not cause pain or enlarge, i would not worry about it. The question is, is this really a cyst? See an ENT doctor for reassurance.
Answered on Sep 25, 2019
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Dr. David Martin
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Tonsil cysts: They never cause pain, and rarely cause any symptoms whatsoever.
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Dr. David Dinhofer
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No: Cysts in the tonsils are benign (not cancer). And if it hasn't changed over 3-4 years, that increases our confidence that it is benign.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Recurrence: The most likely reason would be that the cyst lining was not completely removed. You should return to surgeon for reevaluation.
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