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Yes: In acute tonsillitis, bleeding is more common with streptococcal ("strep") infection. Antibiotics are the standard treatment. In chronic tonsillitis, bleeding is again more common with strep infections, but more importantly is an indicator that it's probably time to have a tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Tonsils bleeding, white spots on throat, salivating a lot, it hurts like nothing else to swallow but should I? Or should I spit it out?
I have a hole in my tonsil. Not a tiny one either. Looks like it has been slit open. When i look at it i can see it open and close. It's not bleeding.
Possible infection: If the tonsils are bleeding with white discharge then you have an infection. See your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Acute tonsillitis : Tonsils are like sponges in the back of the throat. Just like sponges they have pockets where things can accumulate. Sometimes this is bacteria. The bleeding is caused by little infections pushing out debris like abscesses rupturing. It is important to check to see if it is a strep infection as this can effect your skin, heart and kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsil stones: Hello, it depends on how you are dislodging the tonsilliths. I recommend a forceful gargle after every meal. This should be the most atraumatic way to remove these stones. If you manipulate the tonsil tissue with a tool of some type, then bleeding commonly occurs. Be careful because scar tissue could occur that will lead to a serious infection, maybe even an abscess. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my tonsil removed and today is recovery 9 and ive been bleeding heavy to the point where i was coughing up some gooey stuff help plz!?
Worry won't help...: Nor will it change the outcome. If you damaged your tonsil trying to treat yourself, you could likely end up with an acute infection: tonsillitis. At the very least, you could have pain, swelling and difficulty swallowing. Too dangerous to try to remove stones that don't loosen with gargle. See your dentist. S/he will treat you or refer you to oral sturgeon or ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removing tonsil stone with q tip. Bleeding started. Cause for concern? Looks like it stopped now. No pain.
Not to be concerned.: As long as the bleeding stopped it should heal just fine. The surface of the tonsil, although reasonably durable, can certainly sustain a wound with subsequent bleeding. It's nearly always self-limiting. If you get frequent Tonsiliths (stones) you might consider a tonsillectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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