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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
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
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
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
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!?
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
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?
Hello my five yr old daughter just had tonsils removed Friday and its day 7 she's been a trooper and not hardly complained all of a sudden last night and this morning she is saying it hurts bad cant see no bleeding and she said it hurts when she swallows?
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
Son has what looks like strep, swollen tonsils, white pockets on tonsils and is now bleeding is this common to bleed with strep?
Yes: As it is with any throat infection that erodes the oral mucosa. ...Read more
I had my tonsils out 12 days ago and yesterday I had bleeding which was stopped with ice water. How soon can I have sex and eat normal food?
Tonsils: Your best option is to follow your surgeon's postop instructions ...Read more
I have tonsil stone holes, little pieces of skin attached to each stone hole. No longer have tonsil stones. Can this cause fatal bleeding and death?
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
I have tonsillitis and my left tonsil has just started bleeding, I only feel pain when I swallow. What should I do?
Bleeding tonsil: Bleeding from your tonsil is a very good reason to go to a&e for immediate evaluation and management. ...Read more
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
I have a cut by my tonsils which made a blood clot, the blood clot is now gone, but how can I prevent this cut from bleeding again and let it heal?
Please see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor - they will examine you and most likely find nothing of concern.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
4 bumps in supratonsillar region extending below tonsil. No pain, bleeding, or redness. Ent sees them all the time he says. Same size for 7 mos. Help!
Just continue to: Monitor. If anything changes such as size or if they start to cause pain see the ENT again ...Read more
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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