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Doctor insights on: Purple Spots On My Tonsils Symptoms

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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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What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked out into your mouth. Another reason could be a blue nevus. You should see a dentist to have the spots evaluated and then see if any treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What causes pink spots on the roof of your mouth with purple discoloration?

What causes pink spots on the roof of your mouth with purple discoloration?

Several posibilities: Get somebody professional (dentist, doctor) to look at these and give you their impression. Must be seen to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have these deep purple veins in my mouth upper cheek on the left side and two red spots what can I do to calm the pain or what should I do?

I have these deep purple veins in my mouth upper cheek on the left side and two red spots what can I do to calm the pain or what should I do?

See Your Dentist: If you are having pain in your cheek or mouth, and are uncertain of the cause, you should see your dentist for evaluation and treatment as indicated. It is difficult to provide you with a more definitive recommendation without more information or visualization of the affected area(s). ...Read more

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What causes purplish mouth and body spots?

Many possibilities: There are several resaons that may cause this. From minor issues to severe medical issues. You need to see your physician asap to have this issue addressed. They can range from vitamin deficiencies all the way to certain cancers. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and i got whits spots on my tonsils would that be an STD symptoms?

I had unprotected sex and i got whits spots on my tonsils would that be an STD symptoms?

Could be: Medical attention is essential to evaluate std
safe sex is essential to reduce risk of std s. ...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

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I have ulcer type white spots at the back of my throat, they don't seem to be on my tonsils but I've had a sore throat and flu like symptoms 4 2 days.

I have ulcer type white spots at the back of my throat, they don't seem to be on my tonsils but I've had a sore throat and flu like symptoms 4 2 days.

Well : Generally this could be many things tonsillitis viral pharyngitis up this ulcers herpes stomatitis strep throat. Consult health app or primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

How long should I wait before seeing a doctor with tonsillitis? No fever or symptoms other than sore throat and red spots on tonsils.

Spots on tonsils: Spots on tonsils are called an "exudate." exudates are common in many throat infections and have no specific importance in diagnosis. Persistent fever, trouble swallowing and/or pain determine need to be examined. The more intense or longer these persist, the more one needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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One small white spot on right tonsil. How to know if its tonisilitis or food? I've had it for three days now but with no other symptoms..

One small white spot on right tonsil. How to know if its tonisilitis or food? I've had it for three days now but with no other symptoms..

Tonsilitis hurts: If you don't have a sore throat, you don't have tonsilitis. A painless white spot is likely a tonsolith. This is a collection of debris trapped by the tonsil that is kind of like a mushy pebble and usually has a very bad odor. Gargling 2-3 times a day with mouthwash mixed with hydrogen peroxide can reduce these. ...Read more

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Is a white spot on tonsils a symptom of hiv?

Is a white spot on tonsils a symptom of hiv?

HIV: Very unlikely. These are usually just concretions in little pits in the tonsil that are very common and can be picked out with a toothpick if they bother you. On the other hand, if you even suspect that you may have been exposed to hiv, please go and get tested. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Hi I have a large thick purple vein showing on my right tonsil, I have no other symptoms but whenever I've looked before I could never see a vein?

Hi I have a large thick purple vein showing on my right tonsil, I have no other symptoms but whenever I've looked before I could never see a vein?

Probably normal: Tonsils are reactive tissues that swell in response to infection so their shape can change depending on your exposure to infections, to minor trauma or just normal ageing and development. This sounds like a normal physical finding but of course its impossible to say without seeing it. If you have no symptoms then there is no rush to get it checked. Ask your GP or dentist when you next visit. ...Read more

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Cold followed by bad soar throat after symptoms of cold almost disappear and fever is down. +White spot just found on my tonsil. Should i be concerned?

Cold followed by bad soar throat after symptoms of cold almost disappear and fever is down. +White spot just found on my tonsil. Should i be concerned?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are 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 in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain, for 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Had sore throat on right side for 6 days w/o cold symptoms. Rapid strep & culture were negative. I have a large white spot on right tonsil and my throat is very red and irritated. What else can I do?

Had sore throat on right side for 6 days w/o cold symptoms.  Rapid strep & culture were negative. I have a large white spot on right tonsil and my throat is very red and irritated. What else can I do?

Symptomatic care: Most sore throat are viral in origin.
If the strep throat is negative too, you would need lots of symptomatic care.
Take lots of fluids to drink and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
But again you will have to give it some time to get better.
One final thing - if your throat is coated with whitish exudate and you throat still hurts by 7-10 days and you are feeling tired, it might prudent to check for mono. ...Read more

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I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

I have 5 red spots on the roof of my mouth. No other symptoms. What could be causing them, and should I see a doctor or wait and see if they go away?

Irritation: Since you have no pain they are not likely cause by the virus that causes cold sores. If adjacent to a tooth it could be your tooth brush is not drying out completely between uses. Alternate TB if this is the case. Foods can irritate minor salivary glands or smoking. All of the above should clear up in 2 wks or less. If not, you need to see a health professional. ...Read more