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Papilloma Of Tonsil
I have what I believe is a tonsil papilloma with throat pain hoarse voice and earache and recently night sweats reason to worry about tonsil cancer?
Tonsil cancer: What you are describing is concerning. I recommend follow up with your physician. ...Read more
Have what I believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice. Reason to worry it's cancer?
Possible, but your age suggests non-cancer.
See ENT surgeon for exam, recommendations. ...Read more
Probably not: However, please see your dentist or an oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Possibly.: Some (but not all) oral / oropharyngeal papillomas are caused by hpv. The best way to determine whether or not a specific lesion is hpv mediated is to have it removed and studied in a pathology laboratory. Having it removed will also help to ensure that there are no precancerous (dysplastic) changes or malignancy present. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How long after contractig HPV takes to create pappiloma lession in throat? I have a left swollen tonsil and above that I have like a small red bumb.
I had uvula pappiloma removed. It was benign. Left tonsil also chronically swollen- ENT isn't concerned- I heard pappiloma is from HPV does this mean I can get oral cancer? Cervix is clean though. : (
Papilloma from HPV: Warts (papillomas) are from viral infection. Most hpv viral strains are not high risk for cancer, a few are. See if viral typing was performed. Anyone can get oral or throat cancer, especially smokers, or snuff dippers. Can get viral infection from kissing or oral sex, if partner is infected. ...Read more
Does having HPV in mouth mean I could have cervical cancer does this mean I have the HPV antibodies? Doc said I had pappiloma from hpvcan I pass it on
Most people with hpv have no issues at all; however most cervical cancers some oro-pharyngeal cancers are related to hpv, in addition to warts etc. You can pass it on to your contacts. You are just above the age for vaccination, but you should get your children esp, girls vaccinated. See this for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv. Htm. ...Read more
Not sure: Some with darker complexions can have areas of pigmentation in the mouth particularly on the gums next to teeth. The old mercury dental amalgams could leave a gray area on the tissue next to the tooth. Melanoma can occur in the mouth but rarely. I suggest you see ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
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
Tonsil anatomy: Normal tonsils have an irregular look to them and there can be bulges surrounding pits or crypts within the tonsils. Sometimes we'll see that a normal tonsil will actually have what looks like another lobe. If you are concerned about what you see, best to have your doctor examine to make sure it isn't something different than a normal tonsil. ...Read more
4 sets of tonsils:
Most people are unaware that there 4 sets of tonsils in the upper respiratory tract. 1.) palatine (throat) tonsils; 2.) adenoids (nasopharyngeal tonsils) 3.) lingual tonsils (tonsils at the base of the tongue) and tonsils at the entrance to the
eustachian tube (auditory tube). Together, these are known as waldeyer's ring. ...Read more
Tonsil bumps: Bumps on tonsils may be normal. Tonsils are typically not smooth. If your tonsils look particularly bumpy and this is not their usual state, you should have your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ENT) have a look at them, especially if you are also experiencing throat pain, difficulty or pain swallowing or fever. ...Read more
No: When a complete tonsillectomy is performed, the gland does not grow back. Some techniques are partial tonsillectomies, leaving remnant glandular elements in the tonsillar fossae or inferior poles. These elements can become enalrged with chronic inflammation, but this is not true regrowth. ...Read more
By seeing the doctor: If a strep infection had increased the size of the tonsils, the doctor may treat with antibiotics. If a viral infection (such as mono) had enlarged the tonsils, the doctor may use a few days of prednisone. If the tonsils are always big, and the person is a child with no problems, it may be ok to just wait. If tonsils cause breathing, swallowing, sleeping issues, an ENT doctor might remove them. ...Read more
Benign tumor: It is a benign tumor that grows in the milk duct of the breast. Occurs in women between the ages of 35-55. Can present with pain, a palpable lump, nipple discharge. Often a mammogram or ultrasound can show these. A biopsy is sometimes done to rule out a cancer. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Probably not: If you are referring to the palatine tonsils, that is, the tonsils in the back of the throat, probably not. The tonsils that you have may be so small, that within the tonsillar fossa, you simply cannot see them. ...Read more
No: Laryngitis refers to an infection of the larynx or the voice box. Usually patients are hoarse with it. The larynx closes when we speak, swallow and cough. Tonsils are like specialized lymph nodes and are part of your immune system. In the mouth, you actually have four tonsils...The palatine tonsils (on both sides), the adenoid (in the nasopharynx) and the lingual tonsil (back of the tongue). ...Read more
Like bad sore throat: Having your tonsils out is uncomfortable - the pain is like a bad sore throat. For the first several days following surgery, pain in the throat is to be expected. This can usually be controlled with liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) or tylenol with Codeine (prescription will be given at time of surgery). Pain is often worse at night. This will lessen over time and resolve by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
By preteen/teenager: At birth, your tonsils and adenoids (t&a) are small and your immune system is immature. Your t&a are immunological structures and make antibodies to pathogens, like bacteria and viruses; so as you grow, they grow and enlarge, doing their job. Our immune system is relatively mature at 5 to 7 years of age, when the t&a peak in size. They then usually shrink to become small again by preteen/teenager. ...Read more