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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 have 3 dark purple spots that look like blood blisters on my lingual tonsils, should I worry this is cancer? Have had a sore throat for 3 weeks.

I have 3 dark purple spots that look like blood blisters  on my lingual tonsils, should I worry this is cancer? Have had a sore throat for 3 weeks.

No: The tonsils are subject to a great deal of inflammation under certaincirdcumstances. Where there are the occassional cases of malignancy developing it is either from squamous malignancy or lymphoma. Neither present as hemmorhagic areas. The latter can occur when there is some bleeding into the tonsil because of proximity to the underlying intermal caroltid artery. Warm gargles should help. ...Read more

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What does green spots on tonsils mean? Is it from tonsillitis or like std?

What does green spots on tonsils mean? Is it from tonsillitis or like std?

Tonsillitis: Spots on the tonsils usually do mean tonsillitis. The spots associated with tonsillitis can be white, tan, yellow, green or even grey or purple. The most common causes of tonsillitis include strep, mono and other common bacteria. Stds can also cause tonsillitis, but these are less common. The only way to definitively determine the cause if the infection is with a culture. You should be seen. ...Read more

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Why do I have blac spots on my tonsils?

Why do I have blac spots on my tonsils?

Tonsils: Without being able to examine your tonsils, it is impossible to tell what it might be. Regardless, if you have symptoms or not, you should seek evaluation of an ear, nose and throat specialist so that you can be evaluated and treated properly. ...Read more

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What does small hard ring of dark spots on enlarged tonsil indicate? Pta?

What does small hard ring of dark spots on enlarged tonsil indicate? Pta?

Probably nothing.: Definitely not a pta, especially if you aren't having any symptoms of fever or severe pain. Hard to say without looking at it, but they may be a collection of blood vessels that are often seen on the surface of the tonsil. If the swelling doesn't improve or one tonsil stays larger than the other, get it looked at by an ent. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the white spots to clear from my tonsils?

How long will it take for the white spots to clear from my 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 or monolial infection or thrush which is rare in healthy adults but can happen. So you need to find out the cause and get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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