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How can I tell if I have a cyst on my tonsil?

How can I tell if I have a cyst on my tonsil?

Tonsil Cyst: Tonsil cysts are usually visible on the surface of the tonsil and can be seen during an oral exam. If you are concerned about a tonsil cyst, make sure to see your primary care provider or your local ear nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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I have a cyst on my tonsil, is this normal?

I have a cyst on my tonsil, is this normal?

No: How do you know it is a cyst. If there is a swelling in one of the tonsils, it would be prudent to see your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have a cyst on my tonsil for years?

Is it possible for me to have a cyst on my tonsil for years?

Yes: It is possible to have cysts in tonsils for years and years without causing any symptoms/problems. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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I have a benign cyst on my tonsil. Will having sex or smoking affect it?

I have a benign cyst on my tonsil. Will having sex or smoking affect it?

It shouldn't: Smoking can lead to oropharyngeal cancers, independent of the cyst. Also, having oral sex with a patient who has hpv can introduce the virus into the oral cavity.

Be careful. ...Read more

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Ent said I have a cyst on tonsil, but it's nothing to worry about. That tonsil is inflamed versus the normal one. Is that normal?

Re-check with ENT: Was the inflammation there when you saw him? Have things changed since then? The fact that you already have a relationship with a specialist should be comforting; he will want you to return for re-evaluation if your condition is not resolving as expected. ...Read more

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Hi I had a chiari malformation with removak off tonsils, I have a cyst coving my spinal cord right next to brain stem, I have severe crap pain today?

Hi I had a chiari malformation with removak off tonsils, I have a cyst coving my spinal cord right next to brain stem, I have severe crap pain today?

Unclear: Not sure exactly what your question is except that you are in pain. Given the history of a Chiari malformation, suggest you be seen promptly in order to address your issue. ...Read more

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What causes tonsil cysts?

What causes tonsil cysts?

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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Do tonsil cysts cause any pain?

Do tonsil cysts cause any pain?

Tonsil cysts: They never cause pain, and rarely cause any symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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Does a tonsil cyst go away on its own?

Does a tonsil cyst go away on its own?

Sometimes: They may spontaneously drain, but if they persist and are symptomatic, best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from?

What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from?

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 more

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Why do you get a cyst on your tonsils?

Why do you get a cyst on your tonsils?

See below: Mucous retention cysts are common on tonsils. It is likely genetic in origin. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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I have 9mm cyst on right tonsil, is that considered small?

I have 9mm cyst on right tonsil, is that considered small?

No: Although this is most likely a benign cyst, it is not small. 9mm is almost 1/3 of an inch. If it is not tender with redness around it, and it has been there for months, I would not worry about it. A 2-3 mm. Cyst is what I would call small. Watch it over the course of 6 months and if it remains the same size, I would not worry, but have an ENT doctor check it to give you some peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can a tonsil cyst feel and taste like a tonsil stone?

Can a tonsil cyst feel and taste like a tonsil stone?

Tonsil: A tonsil cyst and a tonsil stone are very different problems, but they can both present with pressure, pain and discomfort. As for taste...Not really. A tonsil stone smells quite putrid and the taste typically follows. There usually isn't much to take with a tonsil cyst. ...Read more

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I've had a tonsil Cyst for 3-4 years. Hasn't caused any problems. Is it dangerous or can it be cancerous?

I've had a tonsil Cyst for 3-4 years. Hasn't caused any problems. Is it dangerous or can it be cancerous?

No: Cysts in the tonsils are benign (not cancer). And if it hasn't changed over 3-4 years, that increases our confidence that it is benign. ...Read more

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Had tonsils removed along with a cyst in my left sinus 5 days ago. What should I expect over the next few weeks?

Had tonsils removed along with a cyst in my left sinus 5 days ago. What should I expect over the next few weeks?

Post surgery: Tonsillectomy in adults results in a significant sore throat after surgery with possible low grade fever, ear pain, and bad breath. Be sure to keep drinking a lot of fluids and do not get dehydrated. The removal of the sinus cyst may cause some nasal congestion and a little blood drainage from the nostril for a week or so. Contact your doctor if you have any significant bleeding or fever. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Probable mucous cyst: The tonsil contains crevasses and pits that sometimes become obstructed and can fill with skin or mucous debris forming white to, yellow smooth rounded usually asymptomatic bumps. If no symptoms then just observe. ...Read more