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Should You Be Able To See Your Tonsils
Small tonsils: Don't worry. The tonsils are supposed to atrophy and get smaller over time. If you can't see them, they must be small. They make antibodies early in life but gradually lose this function, after the age of three. You are lucky not to have any problems with your tonsils.
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Options: Most surgeons (ENT) would check the tonsils for evidence of infection or enlargement. This would involve an examination or scope in the office in most people.
I have the discomfort and now I can see what look like little HOLES all over my right tonsil. Not my left. What can cause holes? Is it normal?
May be physiologic: And maybe physiologic was the other thing one would consider is whether it is infected since it is tender. This is something discuss with your physician and maybe get a culture
I have a hole in my tonsil. Not a tiny one either. Looks like it has been slit open. When I look at it I can see it open and close. It's not bleeding.
I have a small black hole behind my tonsils should I be worried? It's really small, like the size of a pen point. I'm just wondering if I should really be worried I was able to see it without anything special, just a flashlight and a mirror. Even my teach
It: It is very difficult to say what exactly you are seeing without examining you. If the area in question is still present see your doctor for an evaluation. If your doctor is unsure of what he/she is seeing, then a specialist (ent- ear, nose, and throat doctor) can be consulted. All the best.See 1 more doctor answer
I have one of those white hard thing stuck in my tonsil for 7 months now I can see it but I can't get it out it?
Tonsillith: The tonsils have crypts in them. Debris accumulates in them and form "stones" or "tonsil-liths". They can be the cause of bad breath and have some associated discomfort. If you cannot take the end of a blunt tooth brush and express it out, and it is a source of problems. For you, see your pcp or ENT and have them examine the area. Gargle alot with salt water.
Possible infection: If the tonsils are bleeding with white discharge then you have an infection. See your primary care doctor for treatment.
I'm 18 and I can see my Epiglottis. I've never seen it before. I had my tonsils removed when I was younger. Is this normal?
Epiglottis: It is possible if you were relaxed enough that you could see your epiglottis - a normal structure at the base of the tongue see http://www. Patienthelp. Org/human-anatomy/epiglottis. Html I wouldn't worry Good luck
Hi I have a very small white spot on my tonsils with no pain and lil coughing... It has been 2-3 weeks now. I can see a very light small white spot?
Need examination: Impossible to offer you a precise diagnosis, or for that matter appropriate treatment, without a physical examination and a complete medical history from you to identify risks, exposures, pre-existing issues, duration of symptoms, etc. Go see your doctor please.
I have a huge tonsil stone I can't push out. I can taste it and smell it and see it. How can I remove it?
Use finger: Use finger to dial your Physician or go to Urgent Care. A medical specialist will be able to visualize the area and will have the knowledge and instruments required to help you.
I have a piece of porridge stuck behind my tonsil and I can't get it out. I'm worried it will rot and make me ill. Should I leave it or see a doctor?
If its bothering you: That much, see a Dr. And have it removed. It may rot, but that won't make you ill.
ENT: An otolaryngology - head and neck surgeon (aka ENT for ear, nose, and throat) would be more than capable to take care of your tonsils and adenoid problem.
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.See 4 more doctor answers
Went to see doc - large right tonsil and left tonsil nlt visible. She sent me away and didn't even seem to acknowledge it. I think it's serious?
Probably not serious: If you had a ct scan it was probably to look and see if there was infection behind that tonsil. I would imagine your doctor would tell you that but if not and you are worried go see an ENT doctor to be sure this is okay.
>1 month, feeling like something is stuck on my tonsil. It's hard to see because it's low behind my tongue. Possibly looks like a ridge or pimple.?
Recommend seeing doc: I would definitely show it to a physician (preferably ENT).
I have a hole in my tonsil which contains stones. I've pulled out at least 50 smelly stones after each other but there's more! Should I see a doctor?
Yes: Sounds like its time t o get your tonsils removed. Check with your doctor about a tonsillectomy.
Had my tonsils and adenoids removed 2 months ago. I see what looks like a growth right where tonsils used to be. Is it possible they are growing back?
Unlikely: Unlikely but possible. Most likely what you're seeing is some scar tissue or at the side of the surgery. If concern, please see your ENT surgeon for evaluation. Hope this answer was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R
Can you always see tonsil stones? Or can they be hiding? My right tonsil is just a bit smaller got many stones out the left bit larger but see no stone
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