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What can I do about bleeding right tonsil?

What can I do about bleeding right tonsil?

Have it checked: It is not normal to have a bleeding tonsil. Please have it checked by your doctor as it could be something serious. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause occasional bleeding of tonsils?

Can tonsillitis cause occasional bleeding of tonsils?

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

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My tonsils are bleeding an they hurt so bad. I see white stuff on them what could this be.

My tonsils are bleeding an they hurt so bad. I see white stuff on them what could this be.

Possible infection: If the tonsils are bleeding with white discharge then you have an infection. See your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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My tonsils are bleeding, swollen, and have puss coming from them.

My tonsils are bleeding, swollen, and have puss coming from them.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I have strep throat and it looks like m tonsils are bleeding, is that a good thing?

Part of the infectio: Tonsils can become very friable from the infection and bleed easily. It is part of the infection and should resolve with proper treatment of the strep throat. ...Read more

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My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do?

My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do?

Tonsil sore: My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do? ANS: have your Dr look in there as see what is going on. ...Read more

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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.

Tonsils: This can be a very normal appearance for tonsils when someone is an adult. The tonsils are smooth in young children, but can become quite cryptic (cratered) in adults. Only a problem if catches food excessively. ...Read more

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Can dislodging tonsil stones cause bleeding?

Can dislodging tonsil stones cause bleeding?

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 more

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Should I worry if I was getting a tonsil stone out my tonsil and it started bleeding?

Should I worry if I was getting a tonsil stone out my tonsil and it started bleeding?

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 more

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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!?

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!?

Post tonsillectomy b: Bleeding after a tonsillectomy is quite common especially with the new techniques of using laser to control bleeding from the tonsillar bed. If you are concerned then see the surgeon. ...Read more

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Removing tonsil stone with q tip. Bleeding started. Cause for concern? Looks like it stopped now. No pain.

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 more

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I hit my tonsils I believe with my toothbrush and now they're bleeding, what do I do?

I hit my tonsils I believe with my toothbrush and now they're bleeding, what do I do?

Time: Should stop bleeding within 10 minutes. If so, soft diet for a few days. Brush and floss to reduce bacterial levels. Salt water rinses may be soothing. If bleeding persists longer than a half hour go to ER, an Oral Surgeon, or an ENT office. ...Read more

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How long after tonsillectomy can you resume exercise? Had tonsils out two weeks ago. On day 6 had hemorrhaging bleeding. How long should I wait?

How long after tonsillectomy can you resume exercise? Had tonsils out two weeks ago. On day 6 had hemorrhaging bleeding. How long should I wait?

2 weeks!: The clock gets reset to 2 weeks from the day you bled. Also, I have my patients sleep in a Lazy Boy chair for the 2 weeks. No science that works, but I believe it can reduce the blood pressure to the tonsil area. ...Read more

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Is slight nose bleeding normal after I got my tonsils out?

Is slight nose bleeding normal after I got my tonsils out?

Probably OK: Bleeding from the nose after tonsillectomy is probably not related to the surgery (guessing adenoidectomy was not performed). If there is no further bleeding, would not seek treatment. If the bleeding recurs, consider asking your ENT how to further manage the issue. ...Read more

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I have swollen tonsils that are bleeding and hurt is it strep?

I have swollen tonsils that are bleeding and hurt is it strep?

Unknown: The determination as strep being the cause requires laboratory support. Culture and rapid strep test available. But it does sound like infection and medical attention indicated. ...Read more

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I think my tonsils might be infected I've bad bad pain in the right side only after attempting to get tonsil stones out where mild bleeding occurred.

I think my tonsils might be infected I've bad bad pain in the right side only after attempting to get tonsil stones out where mild bleeding occurred.

Sounds like it: Woukd recommend that you see an ENT to discuss options and see if medical treatment or tonsillectomy would be best. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones irritate my tonsil to the point of bleeding? I have no pains or other symptoms I wake up sometimes and spit blood out

Can tonsil stones irritate my tonsil to the point of bleeding? I have no pains or other symptoms I wake up sometimes and spit blood out

Talk with your doc: It's possible for this to happen but it's also possible something else may be causing enough blood to collect in your mouth that you have to spit up. It could be something mild like a bloody nose or something more concerning in your mouth or chest. Please talk with your doc. Be well. ...Read more

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I had the tonsil cavity cauterized last year cause the bleeding. Occasionally I had some light bleeding which could be my gums as well. Can ablation b?

I had the tonsil cavity cauterized last year cause the bleeding. Occasionally I had some light bleeding which could be my gums as well. Can ablation b?

Bleeding: Bleeding is sign that there is something dramatically wrong. See the Physician that did the cauterization to reexamine the are. Also immediately schedule appointment with Dentist to see if you have gum disease severe enough to cause your gums to bleed. If so, appropriate treatment will be recommended. ...Read more

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