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My tonsils are bleeding an they hurt so bad. I see white stuff on them what could this be.

My tonsils are bleeding an they hurt so bad. I see white stuff on them what could this be.

Possible infection: If the tonsils are bleeding with white discharge then you have an infection. See your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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My tonsils are bleeding, swollen, and have puss coming from them.

My tonsils are bleeding, swollen, and have puss coming from them.

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 more

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I have sinus pressure and my tonsils are bleeding. ?

I have sinus pressure and my tonsils are bleeding. ?

Get an exam: You should be examined in an emergency room or clinic as soon as possible. You may have a serious infection which can be treated. A full history and exam with some lab studies will be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep throat via rapid test yesterday and started on antibiotics. Now I have this white thing on my tonsil with bleeding a bit. ?

I was diagnosed with strep throat via rapid test yesterday and started on antibiotics. Now I have this white thing on my tonsil with bleeding a bit. ?

Complete the course: The lesion on the tonsil is consistent with acute inflammation from Strep infection. Please complete the course of prescribed medication. If the lesion persists then it would warrant visiting your doctor again. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do?

My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do?

Tonsil sore: My left tonsil is inflamed, bleeding and really saw due to a hole in it. What should I do? ANS: have your Dr look in there as see what is going on. ...Read more

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Should i worry if i was getting a tonsil stone out my tonsil and it started bleeding?

Should i worry if i was getting a tonsil stone out my tonsil and it started bleeding?

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 more

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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

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