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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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Bleeding when spitting in morning I have white things in crypts often and my oral hygiene isn't the best tonsil stones causing bleeding? Abscess?

Bleeding when spitting in morning I have white things in crypts often and my oral hygiene isn't the best tonsil stones causing bleeding? Abscess?

Brush teeth, dentist: Overall it seems you have hit the most important thing on the head - improved oral hygiene! The bleeding can be from gum disease although more serious dental infections can do the same. If you have pain, difficulty swallowing and fever, an abscess could be there. White things are collections of food, etc in the tonsils and are common. ...Read more

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Can your tonsils Bleed bad after trying to get tonsil Stones out. I pushed tonsils with q-stick hard and I vomit and there was much blood on vomit?

Can your tonsils Bleed bad after trying to get tonsil Stones out. I pushed tonsils with q-stick hard and I vomit and there was much blood on vomit?

Tonsil can bleed: If you manipulate a tonsil stone within the crypt of a tonsil which may be inflamed you can get some bleeding after probing in the area. Try ice water rinses to stop and oozing and have it checked if you continue to see blood in your sputum. ...Read more

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What is the brown mucus I spit up with brown chunks? Not tonsil stones, no smell and not yellow it only has happened when I first wake up lately.

What is the brown mucus I spit up with brown chunks? Not tonsil stones, no smell and not yellow it only has happened when I first wake up lately.

Gum disease: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. Bleeding may be a sign of a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. ...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 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 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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I was born without tonsils but occasionally I spit out these things that I can describe as tonsil stones, they also smell bad. Please help.

I was born without tonsils but occasionally I spit out these things that I can describe as tonsil stones, they also smell bad. Please help.

You may be right: Tonsil stones exist and range from smelly, cheesy to actual stones. You may have small tonsils, but almost everyone has some tonsillar tissue.
These so called concretions are not really worrisome, but can be annoying. The pic is from: http://www. Therabreath. Com/tonsil-stones-treatment. Html
One theory for treatment is a clean oral cavity with brushing often and maybe mild whiteners with peroxide. ...Read more

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Is it safe to keep removing tonsil stones with a q-tip? Sometimes when I do, the q-tip is stained red with blood. Is this a bad sign? Leave'm alone?

Is it safe to keep removing tonsil stones with a q-tip? Sometimes when I do, the q-tip is stained red with blood. Is this a bad sign? Leave'm alone?

Leave alone: With bleeding, your attempts at removing the tonsil stones may introduce more problems, like a tonsillitis for example. The stones themselves are not harmful, except that they are one of the causes of halitosis (bad breath). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I get tonsil stones. Started gargling w H2O2/water mixture a few days ago. Today I noticed a dark red lump on my tonsil. Almost looked like blood.?

I get tonsil stones. Started gargling w H2O2/water mixture a few days ago. Today I noticed a dark red lump on my tonsil. Almost looked like blood.?

Tonsil Stones: Hello, I do recommend gargling with water to help eliminate the debris which builds within the tonsil crypts. Since there is a change with possible blood present, I would recommend being examined by your doctor or mid level care provider. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have tonsil stones and I was pushing one out and I saw some blood on the q-tip. Is it normal or should I be worried?

I have tonsil stones and I was pushing one out and I saw some blood on the q-tip. Is it normal or should I be worried?

Tonsil stones: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge sometimes there may be some blood trying to dislodge them. Not of immediate concern. Continue good oral care but if problems worsen, see md to check. ...Read more

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What's it mean if I keep spitting out tonsil stones on a daily basis?

Crypts: You probably have large tonsil crypts (or pockets) where debris accumulates. Consider using salt water gargles or an alcohol free mouth wash. There are some office procedures that a fvery few ent's can perform to help such as radiofrequency cryptolysis. If you are interested in this you will definetly have to ask around. ...Read more

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Can u feel tonsil stones? For the past two days ive been forcing myself to cough up/spit out these little yellow balls. The feeling drives me crazy!!

Tonsil stones: Yes you can feel them and yes they can be little yellow balls. They are NOT a disease; they are just dead white cells and dead bacteria that accumulate in your tonsil crypts. No reason to treat.
My device Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus irrigator has a throat irrigator attachment designed to irrigate the stones away. You are not contagious and can work in the nursery. See www. Grossaninstitute. Com ...Read more

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I spit out yellowish tonsil stones quite freqntly for abt 2 yr. Throat may feel dry, smtimes flam, but no significant pain or so. Anything serious?

I spit out yellowish tonsil stones quite freqntly for abt 2 yr. Throat may feel dry, smtimes flam, but no significant pain or so. Anything serious?

Mouth breathing: Can cause dryness and drying of secretions in the tonsillar crypts
you need to be checked for EBV infection that can cause tonsil and adenoid enlargement and cause the symptoms
keeping a vaporiser by your bedside might help
TAR or tonsil adenoid removal might be an option ...Read more

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By my. Tonsil stones coming out on their own could that be why I occasionally taste blood?

Perhaps...: Depending on the amount, size of tonsil stones and associated inflammation, when the stones extrude, there may be a small amount of bleeding. You may also be experiencing bad breath or low grade sore throats. Best to see your otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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I have developed more than 10 holes in my tonsils in the past month. Tonsil stones & blood are coming out. Doesn't hurt but is irritating. Any help?

Gargle: Sometimes gargling can dislodge the debris in your tonsils. If you are trying to push out the stones, you may be causing the bleeding. If you are not touching the tonsils, and they are bleeding, make an appt to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I got mononucleosis 3 years ago and my tonsils are much smaller, but are still large, I spit out tonsil stones once in awhile, what are my options?

Treatment options: The definitive treatment of tonsilloliths (tonsil stones) and it attendant issues of recurrent sore throat, bad breath (halitosis), episodic debris ejecting into your mouth and throat, is removal of the tonsils.
As an option you can try hydrogen peroxide gargles twice to three times daily to see if this reduces the accumulation of the tonsil stones. ...Read more

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Hi. I discovered that I turn to have tonsil stones in my mouth in the mornings recently. What could be the problem? How can I treat this?

Tonsil stones: These are not stones, but rather collections of tonsil crypt epithelial debris, secretions, bacteria. You can try to gargle them out with dilute salt water gargles. You can debride them out with a curette. You can have tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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I have had really bad tonsil stones for a while, I need to remove them daily and my tonsils bleed, is this serious or am I doing something wrong?

I have had really bad tonsil stones for a while, I need to remove them daily and my tonsils bleed, is this serious or am I doing something wrong?

Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones are the result of chronic changes in the crypts of the tonsil. Actually food gets stuck and hardens in the crypts and causes a local infection and thus bleeds. The food putrifies and is smelly when it is expressed from the tonsil. You need to get your tonsils out. You can try a water pic jet spray to help clean out the crypts.
But at the end of the day, they need to be out. ...Read more

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How long does 'tonsil stones' stones and if I rinse my mouth with water how long will it be till it's gone?

How long does 'tonsil stones' stones and if I rinse my mouth with water how long will it be till it's gone?

Need to see ENT Doc: ' tonsil stone ' are result of food particles lodged in the tonsil crypts, result of recurrent tonsillitis, or due to poor oral hygiene, may cause bad breath, some times need the help of the doctor to remove them. ...Read more

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I have had small tonsil stones in only one tonsil, this tons bigger than the other which also sticks out towards the front of my mouth more is this normal?

I have had small tonsil stones in only one tonsil, this tons bigger than the other which also sticks out towards the front of my mouth more is this normal?

Yes: A small amount of asymmetry in paired organs is quite common and is normal.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi drs, I hve kissed my gf deeply (mouth).I hve hep b.Is there any chance of transmission. I'm very much afraid. I hve tonsil stones too.

Hi drs, I hve kissed my gf deeply (mouth).I hve hep b.Is there any chance of transmission. I'm very much afraid. I hve tonsil stones too.

Heb Transmission: Hepatitis b can be transmitter by sweat and saliva in addition to sexual transmission.
Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilliths are unrelated. It is a recurrent condition related to the shape of one's tonsils and the likelihood of a fragment of food being stuck in a groove of the tonsil tissue. Gargle after eating to reduce the risk and reduce bad breath. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Just a nuisance: It would be extremely unlikely to have any significant bleeding from tonsil stones. This is a common problem with irritation, discomfort, and mild bleeding at times. See an ENT for guidance on management of tonsil stones and consider tonsillectomy in some cases. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my lungs and weird veins growing in my mouth and I have tonsil stones is this a type of mouth cancer?

I have white spots on my lungs and weird veins growing in my mouth and I have tonsil stones is this a type of mouth cancer?

Hard to say: Those problems could be unrelated, holly. Tonsillolith of tonsil stone is pretty common condition and that can give you problems with bad breath -but not cancer. Veins growing in your mouth could be a superficial blood vessels on the inner lining of your cheek -and that could be normal as well. But, I think you should see your doctor and discuss with him/her your concern and go from there. ...Read more

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Tonsil Stones (Definition)

Tonsil stones are white or yellow globs of foul-smelling mucus and bacteria that collect in the tonsils near the back of the throat. Tonsil stones are not dangerous, but ...Read more


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