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Purple Spots On Tonsil
Severe sore throat & fever for over 5 days now.Throat has white & purple spots where tonsils were. No strep/mono, but can barely swallow. Now what?
My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?
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?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would I have one or two white spots that appear on my tonsils, dissapear for days and then return?
Answered already: See your family doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more
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