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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?
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
Eval: I don't know your diagnosis. However by the description provided, this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
Tonsils were bleeding while trying to remove deep tonsil stones. the most they've ever bled. Getting a tonsillectomy in 2 mo. should I be worried?
Tonsil stone: No reason to worry. The tonsil tissue was traumatized with the extraction of the tonsillith. Consume cool-cold beverages and gargle with cold water to slow down bleeding. Spit it out, try not to swallow the blood to avoid vomiting. Keep physical activity and BP low. If blleding is significant you may need cautery. Tonsillectomy will be the definitive tx for recurrent stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puncture my tonsil with the pointy sharp plauqe cleaner as I was cleaning should I be worried? its a very small puncture very minimal bleeding.
Puncture: Puncture will likely heal on its own without complication. If bleeding continues or pain worsens, see MD. ...Read more
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