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Doctor insights on: How To Knowif You Have A Tonsil Cyst

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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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 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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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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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