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I don't know why my tonsils are red swollen and inflamed. No sore throat. A hard lump is present on one tonsil. My doctor says its nothing but he didn't look properly. Noticed 4-5 weeks ago. Im worried?

I don't know why my tonsils are red swollen and inflamed. No sore throat. A hard lump is present on one tonsil. My doctor says its nothing but he didn't look properly. Noticed 4-5 weeks ago. Im worried?

See an ENT: A hard lump in the tonsil is usually a dried ball of mucous called a tonsillith. These can be painful and cause bad breath but are harmless. However, it's possible a hard lump in the tonsil is a tumor that requires more treatment. You should see an ENT physician. ...Read more

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I have red bumps far back on side of tongue. Pick at it it bled. Irritating neck/throat. Hard lump in tounge and sore tonsils. Im 16 I've cried cancer!

I have red bumps far back on side of tongue. Pick at it it bled. Irritating neck/throat. Hard lump in tounge and sore tonsils. Im 16 I've cried cancer!

Be alert ! : The bleeding bumps on the side of the tongue can be many things, and so, e of which should be looked at closely.! please see an oral surgeon soon for a thorough history taking and to check it out and if not resolved in couple of weeks, need to have it biopsied, to be safe. Good luck. ! ...Read more

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I have a lump in my throat and It hurts when I swallow it's been going on for years I even had my tonsils out and It's hard for me to talk?

I have a lump in my throat and It hurts when I swallow it's been going on for years I even had my tonsils out and It's hard for me to talk?

Get it checked: There are conditions where a remanant thyroglossal cyst is retained and may be causing the problem. It needs further evaluation with testing by a doctor. Please go see your doc. ...Read more

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White coating on tounge red sore on tongue near tonsil neck pain and hard lump on gum under and jaw pain any ideas ?

White coating on tounge red sore on tongue near tonsil neck pain and hard lump on gum under and jaw pain  any ideas ?

See dentist : The white coating on the tongue could be a sign of an underlying illness that had been ongoing. The red sore and the bump on the gum are of concern. Consultation with the dentist is very important. Together with your physician the overall reasons for this occurrence can be determined treated and improved by them. Please get seen as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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What can a single white lump mean on your tonsils?

What can a single white lump mean on your tonsils?

Tonsil lump: It can be a tonsillith (tonsil stone), a mucous filled cyst, a cutaneous horn or a papilloma (wart). The vast majority are benign, but i would point it out to your doctor. ...Read more

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Tiny white lump on my tonsil. Is it infected?

Tiny white lump on my tonsil.  Is it infected?

Most likely no: These yellowish whitish things are ver common in the tonsils. Debris forms in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes the tonsil forms a membrane that walls it off. This then appears as a lump. In general, these are nothing to worry about. If concerned, an ENT doctor will be able to quickly evaluate it and reassure you. ...Read more

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Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Tonsilitis: Sounds like an infection of the tonsils. Call your primary for evaluation and treatment with proper antibiotic. Untreated infection may create problem in the future. ...Read more

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