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My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?

My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?

See PCP: There are many causes for swollen tonsils, including bacterial, viral, allergic, and developmental, to name just a few. Please have your son examined by your primary care physician for diagnosis and determination of appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dark purple vein and white spot on the back of my throat does not look like or feel like tonsil stones the white spot size of quarter veins thick?

Dark purple vein and white spot on the back of my throat does not look like or feel like tonsil stones  the white spot size of quarter veins thick?

Be seen: A referral to an ear, nose and throat doctor would be a good plan. It may be a collection of blood vessels called an hemangioma. It needs to be seen before you have bleeding problems. All the best. ...Read more

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Why is there white and purplish spots on tonsils?

Why is there white and purplish spots on tonsils?

White spots on tonsi: Commenest cause of white spots on the tonsills is streptocaccal infection.But it can be caused by infectious mono nucleosis, some time white food particles may be stuck in the tonsillar crypts, sometimes thrush infection in immunocomprised patients may show as white, greyish and purplish spots on tonsils. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex a week ago after 3 days i got whits spots on my tonsils would that be an STD symptoms?

Unlikely: Its more likely that this is simply a tonsilitis caused more from the kissing that usually accompanies sex. Gonorrheal pharyngitis is possible but pretty uncommon. Signs of infection would be severe throat pain and high fever greater than 101. ...Read more

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I am congested and found white spots on my tonsils, have green and yellow snot but don't have any other symptoms of being sick. No pain or swelling.

I am congested and found white spots on my tonsils, have green and yellow snot but don't have any other symptoms of being sick. No pain or swelling.

Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia(hence the odor--halitosis). The true cause of this nuisance is unknown, but it is often considered harmless. Simple removal with a currette or oral irrigation is often adequate to get rid of them. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tonsils with no fever. i have been like this for over a week and have no cold symptoms. Also have gallbladder pain ?

I have white spots on my tonsils with no fever. i have been like this for over a week and have no cold symptoms. Also have gallbladder pain 
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"Cryptic": tonsils is a name for tonsils with craters containing mucous and usually associated with frequent attacks of tonsillitis. You may need them removed!! See an ENT (Ear Nose Throat ) Specialist! The "gallbladder" pain is a whole different issue ..MORE INFO is needed about that.... Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a rash that started bright red and elevated bumps turned into blotchy purple spots but not pin pricks no other symptoms should I see a doctor?

I have a rash that started bright red and elevated bumps turned into blotchy purple spots but not pin pricks no other symptoms should I see a doctor?

You should: Any purple spots if they are bigger than 1-2 mm or more than 5-10 in number, raises questions about your blood having some problem. Unless these have have faded away and there are no new ones coming up, you should seek medical examination. ...Read more