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Few thoughts.: It could be post nasal drip (mucus that drains from the back of the nose). It could be saliva. If you're having pain, fever, or feeling otherwise sick, it could be exudate from a bacteria or virus. Sometimes people get little white stones that are embedded in the tonsils too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ENT Dr, can evaluate: The more common reasons for getting tonsils removed are: snoring, sleep apnea, frequent tonsil infections, and persistently enlarged tonsils with "crypts", which are holes containing pieces of firm whitish stuff. An ENT doctor (otorhinolaryngologist - ear nose throat doctor) can evaluate and make recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food and stuff: The tonsils have crypts (caves) in them. When you swallow, food is pushed back and then to the sides of your throat. This causes food to be pushed into those crypts where it is trapped, mixes with bacteria and can cause bad breath.There is no way to prevent this other than removal of your tonsils.One can use a water pick or other safe manner to remove them.Other times it is from pus from infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are white items attached to my tonsils. What are they? What caused them? How do I treat them?
Can tonsils be different shapes and textures? One looks like it has a lot of holes and the other is smoother
Yes.: The kind of difference you describe can be noted between all our bodies' parts. Some tonsils are smooth, covered with an outside layer like a blanket. In others, "caves" can be seen and sometimes hold pellets that smell and taste awful. But tonsils are all doing the same thing, whatever they look like. People should be that way, eh? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One tonsil bigger than the other, it has been like this for a long time, it is significally bigger, no pain, or other symptoms, i am a smoker no heavy?
Size: doesn't always matter: you were probably born this way and it it not uncommon to have different sized tonsils as long as you don't have symtoms. ...Read more
Tonsils: Some coating (coagulated blood and secretions) is possible. I would not just rely upon the looks of the coating but rather upon the presence of other symptoms - painful swallowing, fever, etc. The coating will clear eventually if that's the only thing bothering you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Debris: The material is a combination of old food, shed cells from the tonsils, and bacteria. It is sometimes called tonsil stones but i prefer to call it tonsil cheese. Sometimes antibiotics can help but if it's a problem often the only cure is to remove the tonsils. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: When a complete tonsillectomy is performed, the gland does not grow back. Some techniques are partial tonsillectomies, leaving remnant glandular elements in the tonsillar fossae or inferior poles. These elements can become enalrged with chronic inflammation, but this is not true regrowth. ...Read more
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