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Causes Of Tonsil Mass
What (other than cancer) might cause a painless, v. Hard, fixed mass in the tonsil area w/ firm, swollen AC node, hearing decrement, & clr mucus?
See your doctor: It looks like you're trying to fit a lot of info into a short question and I suspect there's more to tell as well. In general infection & cancer are high on the list of things that cause lymph node enlargement. There are others, but based on what you've written i'd recommend seeing your doctor for a complete history and evaluation. ...Read more
Hi I realised I have a small, round, white mass on my tonsillar area (my tonsils were removed when I was under 5years old, I'm now 21). It is about 5m?
Keep an eye on it: It's likely exudate from infection or embedded food. See if it disappears over the next 10 days. If not, it should be examined by your dentist or an ENT physician. It's most likely benign. ...Read more
I had my tonsils out 1 year ago, I am 22. I noticed a mass in the pocket where my tonsil used to be?
Be seen...: "A mass" isn't descriptive enough to hazard a guess as to what you are noticing. This type of thing needs to be seen by a physician. Tonsillar tissue can grow back, but an exam is required to see if that is what you are noticing. ...Read more
I found a mass on my tonsil recently. It looks like a cyst and seemed to appear out of no where since I haven't been sick in 4 months.
My lingual tonsils on one side are very large, and looks like a mass growing there. Could this be cancer?
Need to examine: If one of the tonsils became larger recently and the size is increasing, that would be a cause for concern. However it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you. What you described warrants examination by a doctor. ...Read more
I have a mass on my tonsil too big to remove how will they shrink it if not cancerious? I can't breath hardly laying down and my mouth will not open wide it has to be removed!
There: There are definitely ways and techniques to perform this. I am hoping you are under the care of an ENT physician or a surgical oncologist. It is stressful to have a situation like this, but I assure you this can be taken care of. There is cautery, surgical resection, and other methods to solve your problem. Please be sure you have seen a specialist and have this taken care of. ...Read more
Could a sore jaw on the left side and ball - like mass that can be moved around underneath of it be connected to a large hole that formed on my tonsil?
Plz tell me how concerning is this. Tonsil ulcer keeps coming back in the same spot. This tonsil is a little larger than the other. Also tiny neck mass?
I'm scared. My one tonsil is bigger than other. Ent said its alright. Three other docs seen too. Been big for a while. R there any tests? Ct show mass
Another opinion: That part of throat sore? I would try to get another opinion. If a round or two of antibiotics doesn't help, it might ought to be biopsied or just come out. There is some reason why it is bigger, most likely not a serious problem but need to find out. Be well. ...Read more
Scratchy throat and irritated came on within 2 days. Taken halls, hot tea? No temp feel fine could barely sing @ mass? Tonsils have been out.
Maybe strep, cold, etc: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold/flu viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Flu causes fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of a strep throat infection. Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. ...Read more
Had xray on throat, dr found mass, went to ent said I have lingual tonsilillitis. Tonsil out 45 years ago, on antibodiatiac go see 2 weeks recheck?
Tonsils can: Sometimes grow back and cause problems. Sounds like you are being treated properly by specialists. ...Read more
My 12 year old daughter has no fever, extremely sore throat and a large black and white mass on her right tonsil. What could it be?
Bony Mass in Mouth: If these are truly bone masses then these do occur naturally especially in the hard palate and in the lower jaw on the tongue side (they are called tori). If you are concerned and if there is any pain/discoloration/swelling then I would consult with an oral surgeon to get a true diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends: A torus (as in the center of the picture) is a bone extension on the roof of the mouth which may increase in size over time. Also, if large enough, you may scratch it with hard, crunchy foods or burn it from hot foods. See your dentist so they may actually see why you are referring to and determine if any treatment is even necessary. ...Read more
I have a tumor/mass on the pallet of my mouth. For a few years recently there's tissue growing and bleeds the tissue falls off and comes back?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
I had mouth bleeding 2 months ago. In those days a hard mass also appeared on the side neck which disapeared later. What is it? No bleeding afterwards
Abscess: Bleeding is NOT NORMAL in the mouth. There most likely is some type of infection still brewing. The hard mass in the neck could have been a swollen lymph node collects waste products from infections and then the lymph system transports them away. Please see a dentist soon to determine the true cause. ...Read more
I have a round white mass coming out of my upper labial frenulum, in my mouth. What is this? & why did it occur?
Mass: There are a number of things that this could be. This needs to be seen in person to determine exactly what this mass is. The best thing for you to do is see a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
I have a mass/tumor on pallet in mouth for years recently tissue started growing and bleeds the tissue falls off and comes back?
Have a small, hard mass on the roof of my mouth, toward the back. Round, hard and under the skin. Not present on the other side of my mouth and I haven't noticed it before. Any ideas what it could be?
Mouth lesion: Hello~ if its been there longer than 2 weeks please see an ENT man. These cysts are often due to heat trauma- coffee too hot etc but those go away. If this lump present > 2 weeks see Dr, thanks ...Read more
The left side of my jaw hurts, in the temporomandibular joint. Left side pops when opening mouth. Feels like there’s a tiny mass too. Like lymph node?
Joint: You need to be examined to determine reason for joint dysfunction. You may have a displaced disc. Start with your Dentist. ...Read more