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My Tonsils Are Bleeding
Possible infection: If the tonsils are bleeding with white discharge then you have an infection. See your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Acute tonsillitis : Tonsils are like sponges in the back of the throat. Just like sponges they have pockets where things can accumulate. Sometimes this is bacteria. The bleeding is caused by little infections pushing out debris like abscesses rupturing. It is important to check to see if it is a strep infection as this can effect your skin, heart and kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval: I don't know your diagnosis. However by the description provided, this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
My tonsils are swollen, bleeding and have pus on them. Its difficult to swallow and breathe. What can i do to get comfortable through the night?
Doctor should check: "Difficult to swallow and breathe" can mean something bad is happening or about to happen. It could be a huge abscess. One cannot tell, without an exam. If it is a case of mono, steroids such as prednisone are sometimes used in the treatment of mono, such as to shrink down extremely enlarged tonsils so that a patient can breathe and swallow properly while his mono illness gradually subsides. ...Read more
Worry won't help...: Nor will it change the outcome. If you damaged your tonsil trying to treat yourself, you could likely end up with an acute infection: tonsillitis. At the very least, you could have pain, swelling and difficulty swallowing. Too dangerous to try to remove stones that don't loosen with gargle. See your dentist. S/he will treat you or refer you to oral sturgeon or ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tonsil stones irritate my tonsil to the point of bleeding? I have no pains or other symptoms I wake up sometimes and spit blood out
Talk with your doc: It's possible for this to happen but it's also possible something else may be causing enough blood to collect in your mouth that you have to spit up. It could be something mild like a bloody nose or something more concerning in your mouth or chest. Please talk with your doc. Be well. ...Read more
I have tonsillitis and my left tonsil has just started bleeding, i only feel pain when i swallow. What should I do?
Bleeding tonsil: Bleeding from your tonsil is a very good reason to go to a&e for immediate evaluation and management. ...Read more
Tonsil stones: Hello, it depends on how you are dislodging the tonsilliths. I recommend a forceful gargle after every meal. This should be the most atraumatic way to remove these stones. If you manipulate the tonsil tissue with a tool of some type, then bleeding commonly occurs. Be careful because scar tissue could occur that will lead to a serious infection, maybe even an abscess. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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