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Can A Tonsil Stone Enlarge Your Tonsil
Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?
Tonsil: A tonsil cyst and a tonsil stone are very different problems, but they can both present with pressure, pain and discomfort. As for taste...Not really. A tonsil stone smells quite putrid and the taste typically follows. There usually isn't much to take with a tonsil cyst. ...Read more
Possible, not likely: You would need a pretty dextrous tongue to feel tonsiliths (tonsil stones). Typically the stones are whitish to yellowish in color with a foul odor. If this is a recurrent problem, tonsillectomy will prevent it from recurring. If you have some other lump or growth in the mouth, get it check out, especially if it is changing, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: Some salivary stone are a hard calcified ball or can be a soft plug. They both will limit the passage of saliva thru the duct under the tongue causing distention, pain, and limited movement. They sometimes pass thru the opening but often need to be surgically removed by oral surgeon. Trying to manipulate it can cause self injury. Seek help. ...Read more
Can sinus infection cause just 1 tonsil to be swollen, my tonsils also have large crypts.How long till tonsil would go back flat with antibiotic?
Can tonsil stones cause a swollen lymph node? I have a swollen node in my neck on the side that has tonsil stones. It stays full of stones!
Stones: These benign hardened remnants of debris which are inert, don't, in of themselves, cause infection,are harmless and require no treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, one tonsil can pass the infection to the other but usually both get infected as the same time, since the throat is a common space. Occasionally, you can get a deeper infection in one tonsil such as an abscess, which can be very painful, and fortunately does not usually spread to the other side. ...Read more
No ENT in my city Tonsil stone calcified not bothersome but tonsil/tissue seems to be growing over it. Also yellow on lingual tonsil. Problematic?
Gettin'StonedAgain?: It may not be causing a problem now & it may never cause a problem and who knows, that tonsil may be able to bury it deep inside itself,which would be a mixed blessing.But, if with time it starts hurting or leaking or causing bad breath, you'll have to have it tended to at that time.So you might want to get it taken care of sooner than later.One visit to an ENT would probably do it.Worth the drive ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral Irrigater: Often you do not need anything for tonsil stones an easy and simple way i recommend is to use an oral irrigator.Only the irrigators that connect directly to sink tap via a threaded attachment to be used for this purpose.Most electric irrigatoer are too powerful and can cause discomfort or rupture of the tonsils large stones need to be removed by doctor by curettage. Very large need excision. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: There are several other causes of recurrent throat pain that will not go away with tonsil removal. Nasal allergies, sinus infections, frequent colds, mouth-breathing, and smoking are just a few of the possible causes not related to tonsils. It may be time to seek medical attention. ...Read more
Can tonsil crypts (holes) from having tonsil stones cause you to bleed to death? Seeing how it is a hole in your throat. Mine hurt now and then.
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