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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Small piece of flesh colored growth above right tonsil. Looks like there's a pouch inside it. No symptoms.

Small piece of flesh colored growth above right tonsil. Looks like there's a pouch inside it. No symptoms.

Needs to be seen.: It is hard to tell what the lesion may be without seeing it. You should see a ENT physician for an examination. ...Read more

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What are flesh coloured bumps on tonsil arches?

What are flesh coloured bumps on tonsil arches?

Lymphoid tissue: Generally, reddish bumps around the tonsils or along the back wall of the throat are small amounts of lymphoid tissue (lymph nodes, tonsil tissue) that is below the surface. ...Read more

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I'm getting a small flesh looking growth removed from my tonsil how worried about cancer should I be?

I'm getting a small flesh looking growth removed from my tonsil how worried about cancer should I be?

Cancer Concerns: I encourage you to take a deep breath & try to relax. We are not able to diagnose this through this forum. When this is excised and the biopsy pathology is checked - you will know for certain. I certainly hope that you will have cause to feel reassured when this info is available. Take care ...Read more

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What does soft tissue prominence on tonsils mean?

What does soft tissue prominence on tonsils mean?

Non-specific finding: Hi Angela,
This is a non-specific finding that means your tonsils look slightly enlarged on the imaging. It doesn't translate directly to a diagnosis, and typically has to be correlated to any clinical symptoms you may be having in order to determine the significance of the finding. ...Read more

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How much weight do people loose when they have tonsils out?

How much weight do people loose when they have tonsils out?

Varies.: At age 38, you will have severe pain, requiring a narcotic. You will not be able to eat as fast and as a result, each swallow will hurt and your intake of food will be limited. You must continue to drink such liquids as milkshakes and gator-aid. My guess is that you will lose about 10 pounds. But after 10-12 days you will put it back on. ...Read more

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What causes ectopic lymphoid tissue in tonsil area?

What causes ectopic lymphoid tissue in tonsil area?

Post nasal drainage: Typically, chronic post nasal drainage from allergies or sinusitis can cause that appearance. ...Read more

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Residual tonsil tissue after tonsillectomy, what do you recommend?

Residual tonsil tissue after tonsillectomy, what do you recommend?

Residual tonsil: Residual tissue after tonsillectomy is of no consequences most of the time and require no treatment. ...Read more

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I've noticed a little bit of tissue/bump behind my tonsils on my right side. It almost looks like the tonsil extends back. Is that normal?

I've noticed a little bit of tissue/bump behind my tonsils on my right side. It almost looks like the tonsil extends back. Is that normal?

Tonsils: Can extend down to the base of your tongue. And further if inflamed. Be checked for confirmation. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 42 years old and had my tonsils removed 29 days ago. I feel something loose on one side but no pain, looks like string; is this a stitch? Thx.

Hi, I'm 42 years old and had my tonsils removed 29 days ago. I feel something loose on one side but no pain, looks like string; is this a stitch? Thx.

Tonsils removed: Impossible to know without a visual examination. Call the surgeon who removed your tonsils for a post-op examination. ...Read more

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Got my tonsils removed July - last month, was told I've residual tonsil tissue & that still gets infected. Can tonsils grow back? What is a solution?

Got my tonsils removed July - last month, was told I've residual tonsil tissue & that still gets infected. Can tonsils grow back? What is a solution?

Tonsils can growback: But rarely. Or perhaps they were not completely removed the first time. It is best for you to discuss this with your doctor who treated you. He/she can best advise you on your proper course of action now. ...Read more

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Behind posterior tonsil pillars on each side are squishy tonsil like masses of tissue. Same colour and texture as palatine tonsils.

Behind posterior tonsil pillars on each side are squishy tonsil like masses of tissue. Same colour and texture as palatine tonsils.

These are probably: Just extensive expansions of the tonsillar organs themselves. If they are not causing trouble (swallowing, breathing, etc.) they are of no concern. Certainly seeing them would help to define them more clearly so you will need to see a health care professional locally to accomplish this. Make an appointment for reassurance soon. ...Read more

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Small round hard bump, white underneath flesh on tonsIl. Just appeared one day. Can a ENT biopsy this? Maybe scan? Hasn't got bigger. Scared : (

Small round hard bump, white underneath flesh on tonsIl. Just appeared one day. Can a ENT biopsy this? Maybe scan? Hasn't got bigger. Scared : (

Tonsillolith: This sounds like it could be a "Tonsillolith" or a "tonsil stone". These are a common and completely benign. You can often see the white top of the "stone" but the base fills a tonsil crypt and can be difficult to remove. You can try irrigating with a waterpik, or gently pushing on the base of the stone with a finger and trying to push it out. ...Read more

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I have flesh- colored lumps above tonsil, white lumps on tonsil (on one side), as well as pain & irritation. Could this be related to tooth infection?

I have flesh- colored lumps above tonsil, white lumps on tonsil (on one side), as well as pain & irritation. Could this be related to tooth infection?

Tonsil stones: A problem of white clogs on tonsils bothers many people. This is often accompanied by fever, painful swallowing throat discomfort, irritation and bad breath. Minor infections of the tonsils can usually be treated with home care. If your symptoms are causing a great deal of discomfort or you are experiencing a fever, time to see your doctor. It is not related to a tooth infection. ...Read more

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Multiple small red bumps on wall of throat &small flesh color flaps front of tonsil & multipl small red warts under tongue &big squishy lumps on floor?

Multiple small red bumps on wall of throat &small flesh color flaps front of tonsil & multipl small red warts under tongue &big squishy lumps on floor?

Of course you can!: Don't let yourself suffer like this. The infection that you experienceD, is not caused by the chicken. It is caused by bacteria. Therefore, if you prepare the chicken appropriately and you wash your hands, there is no reason why you can't eat chicken after you have typhoid. Bon appetite! ...Read more

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I keep getting a constant dry throat, I also have two tiny red dots on my tonsil and some tiny flesh like lumps on the roof of my mouth?

I keep getting a constant dry throat, I also have two tiny red dots on my tonsil and some tiny flesh like lumps on the roof of my mouth?

Dry throat: Duration? Severity? Do you have a high narrow palatal vault? Are you taking Meds or Supplements that may cause dry throat? Is nose blocked? Do you have allergies. See an ENT to examine your "red spots" and "flesh lie lumps" and to review your medical history. ...Read more

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I have a flesh coloured lump on my left tonsil. My lymph nodes are slightly up on that side and are painful. The inside of my ear hurts. I'm terrified I have tonsil cancer. (Hypochondriac here). I had the hpv vaccine, yet I was diagnosed with hpv.?

I have a flesh coloured lump on my left tonsil. My lymph nodes are slightly up on that side and are painful. The inside of my ear hurts. I'm terrified I have tonsil cancer. (Hypochondriac here). I had the hpv vaccine, yet I was diagnosed with hpv.?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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I noticed I have a bump (flesh colored) on my palatoglossal arch. Its been there fore 3 weeks. I have had a sore throat, mild ear ache, tonsil stones, ?

I noticed I have a bump (flesh colored) on my palatoglossal arch. Its been there fore 3 weeks. I have had a sore throat, mild ear ache, tonsil stones, ?

Don't have room: Don't have room to list all the possible causes of "bump" on soft tissue. Please see your pcp or an ENT specialist for examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan specific to your problem. ...Read more