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Fleshy String On Tonsil
Hello, I have what looks like fleshy, bumpy, cauliflower like tissue behind my left tonsil. It look quite large to me. Is this normal? No pain
Tissue: Probably squamous papilloma, benign. Can be excised in office setting. ...Read more
Bean sized fleshy lump near right tonsil. No pain or other symptoms. What could this be? Please give detailed answer as to what it may be? So scared.
See MD: Don't ask us to guess, see an ENT physician and find out for sure. ...Read more
New fleshy lump right above left tonsil. Hurts to swallow, feels like something is stuck. Not a tonsilith. Showed up overnight. Help?
Fleshy bit of moveable skin near tonsil dentist not concerned keep getting red blister things and red clusters on it what could this be not painful?
Bump: Hard to tell without visual examination. You might want to consider seeing an ENT Specialist the next time area is symptomatic. ...Read more
Is it possible for a tonsil to partially grow back? Tonsillectomy at age 8 but fleshy bump in back of throat where tonsil usually present.?
I have painless red fleshy bumps on throat and tonsils are turning red. The bumps aren't growing but the redness seems to be spreading to tonsils.
See a doctor: You should see a doctor for a detailed interview and exam, ...Read more
I have around 5+ large, fleshy colored bumps on the back of my throat. Could they be warts? Or what are they? I don't have tonsils, if that helps.
Fleshy growth in throat where tonsil used to be on rt side. Sometimes has weird throbbing sensation but other than that no symptoms. Residual tonsil?
See your doctor: This could be a few things. I would see your doctor soon and let them look at it. ...Read more
Bean sized fleshy looking lump, back wall of throat just beneath my right tonsil. No pain. What could this be? 17 and female really scared...
See: An Oral Surgeon to find what it is and what to do next. ...Read more
Had my tonsils taken out 6 months ago. Now I have this big bubble thing on the back of my throat. It started off fleshy, and now its white. Any ideas?
Not without seeing: Please call the surgeon who removed your tonsils and make an appointment. You should be examined asap. You have an problem involving your airway; you don't want things to go awry. ...Read more
I have these fleshy bumps in the back of my throat, and also a bump with a white head behind my tonsils what is it?
Difficult to know: Without seeing these and being able to perform a full exam it is nearly impossible to tell what they are with any accuracy. If it is behind your tonsil the potential for a retrotonsillar abscess with major complications exists, and strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap. ...Read more
I've got a small fleshy coloured lump/yellow on the part that attaches my tongue to roof of my mouth in front on tonsil. No pain or other symptoms?
Pillars of Fauces: May just be a normal part of your anatomy. Is this something that just appeared or has this "lump" been present for years? Without any info on social habits, smoking, dipping, etc, an examination by your local dentist should answer your question definitively. ...Read more
Tonsils removed when 8. 2 months ago noticed peasized fleshy painless growth on Rh side of throat where tonsil normally would be. Recent sore throat?
Residual Tonsil?: When a tonsillectomy is performed, frequently a small portion, usually at the base, remains. This can be the site of recurrent infections. ...Read more
Hi, I've noticed that there is a small fleshy lump between my tonsil and I guess the roof of my mouth. I've also had loss of appetite and drowsiness.
Just recovered from sore throat. Noticed a fleshy growth where palatine tonsil used to be. It's painless, some discomfort swallowing. Advice?
Please see a doctor-: Your question is very important- your description is concerning and will need more dialogue that is better done in front of a doctor in a clinic or hospital- not in this forum. Please see your doctor.. ...Read more
Painless red/fleshy pea-sized lump on Rh side of throat where tonsil should be. Tonsils removed age 8. Throbbing sensation in neck in lymph area?
A Few Possibilities: Even with removal of tonsils there can be residual portions of the tonsil left behind that respond to allergies and infection with swelling. It could also be what we call an anterior cervical chain lymph node. Most of the time swollen tonsils and lymph nodes indicate an inflammatory process somewhere in the head and neck. If it's not better by now, you need to see a healthcare professional. ...Read more
Looked at throat with torch. Below my right tonsil, there looks to be a fleshy lump. I have a cold cough and a runny nose | I'm female and 17
Viral Pharyngitis: Fall/Winter is when we see an increase in viral illness in the northern hemisphere, and your constellation of symptoms sound consistent with a Viral Pharyngitis, or a viral inflammation of your throat. The fleshy bump is likely mild swelling of your tonsil area, or even could be a fold of tissue you just haven't noticed before. Cancer would be extremely unlikely, but you should visit your doctor. ...Read more
I quit smoking cold turkey 6 days ago and my mouth looks fleshy or something. Is this okay, normal?
Probably OK: Nice job stopping smoking! This can be hard for people to do. It's not clear what 'fleshy mouth' means without seeing you, but if it is not associated with facial swelling, trouble swallowing or breathing, or having any kind of allergy symptoms, it's likely that everything is fine. Now that you're getting healthier - make sure you get enough sleep, eat right and get enough exercise and water. ...Read more
Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue is the pink, fleshy type tissue that replaces a blood clot in extraction sockets. It grows from the base of a socket and fills the hole where the tooth was to protect the underlying new bone growth. Do not play or remove this tissue - it is a good thing and helps to keep you painfree while the healing is taking place. ...Read more
Varied sizes of orange/fleshy coloured lumps/bumps back wall of throat. No cold or flu symptoms. Orangey tint mouth. Present for a couple of months.?
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Hi, I'm 42 years old and had my tonsils removed 29 days ago. I feel something loose on one side but no pain, looks like string; is this a stitch? Thx.
Tonsils removed: Impossible to know without a visual examination. Call the surgeon who removed your tonsils for a post-op examination. ...Read more
Not sure: Some with darker complexions can have areas of pigmentation in the mouth particularly on the gums next to teeth. The old mercury dental amalgams could leave a gray area on the tissue next to the tooth. Melanoma can occur in the mouth but rarely. I suggest you see ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
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
Tonsil anatomy: Normal tonsils have an irregular look to them and there can be bulges surrounding pits or crypts within the tonsils. Sometimes we'll see that a normal tonsil will actually have what looks like another lobe. If you are concerned about what you see, best to have your doctor examine to make sure it isn't something different than a normal tonsil. ...Read more
4 sets of tonsils:
Most people are unaware that there 4 sets of tonsils in the upper respiratory tract. 1.) palatine (throat) tonsils; 2.) adenoids (nasopharyngeal tonsils) 3.) lingual tonsils (tonsils at the base of the tongue) and tonsils at the entrance to the
eustachian tube (auditory tube). Together, these are known as waldeyer's ring. ...Read more
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