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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

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...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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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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