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What causes tonsil cysts?

What causes tonsil cysts?

Not to worry: The tonsils in the throat are lined with squamous epithelium (skin). Sometimes the normal growth of this lining can invaginate and grow inwards causing a benign cyst. If there is no redness around the cyst and if does not cause pain or enlarge, I would not worry about it. The question is, is this really a cyst? See an ENT doctor for reassurance. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on tonsil?

What causes bumps on tonsil?

Tonsil bumps: Bumps on tonsils may be normal. Tonsils are typically not smooth. If your tonsils look particularly bumpy and this is not their usual state, you should have your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ENT) have a look at them, especially if you are also experiencing throat pain, difficulty or pain swallowing or fever. ...Read more

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Do tonsil cysts cause any pain?

Do tonsil cysts cause any pain?

Tonsil cysts: They never cause pain, and rarely cause any symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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What could cause a small bump on my tonsil?

What could cause a small bump on my tonsil?

Tonsil Bump: This could be normal but see an ENT specialist for a deffinitive answer. ...Read more

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Probably causes for a sudden swollen tonsil?

Swollen Tonsil: See an ENT specialist... Abcesses, infections, tumors, tonsil stones, etc. Are all possible. ...Read more

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What could have caused my left tonsil to be enlarged?

What could have caused my left tonsil to be enlarged?

Infection? Tumor?: The cause for a single tonsil to enlarge can be related to the positioning of the bed where the tonsil sits producing an illusion of a large single tonsil or it can be related to tumors such as in conditions of lymphoma or even tonsil cancer. Most cases, it is not worrisome, but should be sorted out by your ent. ...Read more

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I always have big tonsils, but what can cause flare ups?

I always have big tonsils, but what can cause flare ups?

Tonsil hypertrophy: Your tonsils might become larger, if you have a viral or bacterial infection. Furthermore, many people with allergies will tend to have large tonsils, as well. This could fluctuate depending on when your allergies are flaring. ...Read more

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What might cause a child to have very big tonsils even when not ill?

What might cause a child to have very big tonsils even when not ill?

Normal exposures: One primary exposure portal of the body is the mouth. The tonsils sit is close proximity too all the ingested material, including germs, triggering the production of natural antibodies and release of preformed antibodies to germs. Tonsils grow faster than the kids (exposures) until 7-8 when they stabilize & the kids grow more, making the tonsils seem smaller. Many exposures don't make u ill. ...Read more

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What is the function of the tonsils. What causes pastules on the tonsils?

What is the function of the tonsils. What causes pastules on the tonsils?

Infection resisters: Part of the lymph system and trapping mechanism.
If infected can form pustules and slough tissue can be pock marked. ...Read more

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There is a hole in my right tonsil. Did not have this begore. What may be the cause of this?

There is a hole in my right tonsil. Did not have this begore. What may be the cause of this?

Pocket: Your tonsils are a collection of lymphatic tissue. As a pocket drains you may see a space or hole. Watch it over a few days to see if it fills in. This is the body and normal reaction. If you have any fever or sore throat then see your doctor. ...Read more

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There are white items attached to my tonsils. What are they? What caused them? How do I treat them?

There are white items attached to my tonsils. What are they? What caused them? How do I treat them?

TONSILLITHS: Most likely these are debris caught in tonsillar crypts. They would be benign but you should see ENT doctor for validation. ...Read more

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 I have the discomfort and now I can see what look like little HOLES all over my right tonsil. Not my left. What can cause holes? Is it normal?

 I have the discomfort and now I can see what look like little HOLES all over my right tonsil. Not my left. What can cause holes? Is it normal?

May be physiologic: And maybe physiologic was the other thing one would consider is whether it is infected since it is tender. This is something discuss with your physician and maybe get a culture ...Read more

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What causes tonsil cancer?

What causes tonsil cancer?

Oral tobacco use: The majority of tonsillar cancers are related to the use of tobacco products, including chewing tobacco. Heavy alcohol use increases the risk in tobacco users. Another form of tonsillar cancer is lymphoma and there are no know preexisting conditions that cause that type of tumor. ...Read more

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What causes tonsil stones please?

What causes tonsil stones please?

Bacteria and debris: Tonsil stones are a very common condition caused bacterial colonization (thought to be biofilms) and debris in the crypts of your tonsils. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the tonsils?

What causes swelling in the tonsils?

Inflammation: Inflammation, tonsillitis is the commonest cause of enlarged tonsils. Much less frequently it may be due to tumor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What causes one tonsil to swell?

What causes one tonsil to swell?

Pharyngitis: It sounds as if you may be suffering from acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat). The majority of the infections are caused by viruses but they can also be caused by bacteria, such as streptococcus. ...Read more

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What can cause a growth on my tonsil?

What can cause a growth on my tonsil?

Tonsillar growth: Greetings. Changes to the tonsils can come from lymph tissue changes/asymmetries, viral lesions, cancerous lesions. Or actually a shrinking or atrophy of 1 tonsil causing the opposite to look differently. See your ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Will a cold cause one tonsil to swell?

Will a cold cause one tonsil to swell?

That can occur.: For significant tonsil swelling, difficulty swallowing, large and painful lymph nodes - please see a doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause tonsil stones?

Eating: Tonsil stones (i.e. Tonsilliths) are collections of food and debris which get trapped in the tonsils. This material gets infected usually becomes foul smelling. Some tonsils have more nooks and crannies in which to collect this debris, which makes the stones larger and/or more numerous. If removed, tonsilliths usually will recur. If severe, tonsillectomy will cure the problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes your tonsils to bleed?

What causes your tonsils to bleed?

Spontaneous tonsil: Inflammation, infection and trauma may all cause a tonsil to bleed. Bleeding from the tonsils is never normal, can be potentially deadly, and should prompt an urgent visit to your local otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

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What could cause inflamed lingual tonsils?

What could cause inflamed lingual tonsils?

Infection/irritation: Most likely causes are infection or an irritation. See your physician or an ENT for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause my tonsils to be swollen?

What could cause my tonsils to be swollen?

Swollen tonsils: Anything that irritates your tonsils will make them swell. Highest on the list is recent viral exposure, followed by acid reflux, nasal congestion, and allergies. Bacterial tonsillitis usually includes headache, fever, swollen neck lymph glands, enlarged tonsils and sore throat, with a coating on the tonsils. ...Read more

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What can cause asymmetry of the lingual tonsil?

What can cause asymmetry of the lingual tonsil?

Many things: The cause of the asymmetry of the lingual tonsils can be best determined after several questions are considered such as the presence of pain and if so, the duration. Do you have any allergies. Is this something that you have recently noticed and if so have any other changes have presented. It would be best for you to visit your dentist or an oral maxillofacial surgeon for a visual evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes ectopic lymphoid tissue in tonsil area?

What causes ectopic lymphoid tissue in tonsil area?

Post nasal drainage: Typically, chronic post nasal drainage from allergies or sinusitis can cause that appearance. ...Read more

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What could cause an orange-looking growth on my right tonsil?

What could cause an orange-looking growth on my right tonsil?

Tonsil mass: Recommend to have it looked at by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can swollen left tonsil for 5 mounth cause seollen lymb nodes?

Can swollen left tonsil for 5 mounth cause seollen lymb nodes?

Swollen node?: Hello, I think your question is, " can a swollen l tonsil for 5 months cause a swollen lymph node? " the answer is yes it can. Your tonsil is made of lymph tissue as is the node in your neck. Reactive changes in the tonsil can cause swelling in the neck. Most times in a healthy 20 year old we are looking at infection however that shouldn't be present for 5 months. See your doctor for an eval. ...Read more

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What can cause your tonsils to be red? Anything I should worry about?

What can cause your tonsils to be red? Anything I should worry about?

Tonsillitis: Tonsils are lymphoid tissues which help to fight infection. Sometimes they will become red in doing this. Occasionally they may be overwhelmed by multiple infections and have to be removed. This depends on your history and a thorough exam by an ENT doctor. If you have no other symptoms, would not worry too much. ...Read more

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Dear doctors I was wondering what cause someone to take out their tonsils?

Dear doctors I was wondering what cause someone to take out their tonsils?

Several things: Several things can prompt the removal of tonsils including: chronic or reoccurring tonsil infections that do not respond to antibiotics, chronic ear infections, heavy snoring, and sleep apnea. ...Read more