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How Can I Tell If I Have A Cyst On My Tonsil
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I went to an ENT yesterday and he told me I had a tonsil cyst which was nothing to worry about. Can he tell by just looking?
Yes: Tonsils are very easily visualized by a qualified ENT physician. The question comes down to whether you are symptomatic - pain, trouble swallowing, hoarseness. If any if these are the case, it is unlikely that this is a simple cyst and you should seek additional information. But if the ENT was confident and you have trust in their assessment, then you need go no further for a tonsillar cyst. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is possible to have cysts in tonsils for years and years without causing any symptoms/problems. ...Read more
I may have a cyst on my tonsil what can I do at home to help it some yellowish stuff came out it last night. It first appeared during my sinus infecti?
Gargle: If you have debris coming off a tonsil, drink more fluids and gargle several times every day. If symptoms persist, see an ent. ...Read more
Had strep that turned to abscess. 8 months later and I still have pain and some swelling on that side. Now I have a cyst on tonsil. What is the issue?
Abscess now cyst: Greetings. I sympathize with you regarding your peritonsillar abscess. Some of my patients suffering the most are those with a PTA. The fact that you still have pain and swelling means that you may need further care and possibly even a tonsillectomy. I feel the cyst is probably unrelated however your surgeon will make that determination. Follow up with your ENT for a recheck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's a cyst on my tonsil. I haven't been sick in months. There's pain when breathing or in general a sore throat. No other symptoms of sickness.
ENT consult: A health history and examination by an otolaryngologist (ENT) will be best to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Not sure: "tonsil cyst" isn't a medical term, so it is hard to know exactly what you are talking about. Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are collections of food and infection which are whitish and are common. They cause bad breath, and sometimes reflect chronic tonsillitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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