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Have painless movable very small lumps front bottom inside of mouth some same skin colour some slightly white. Been about a week no change in size

Have painless movable very small lumps front bottom inside of mouth some same skin colour some slightly white. Been about a week no change in size

The good news..: ..is that they are movable and painless. The white part is not so good...that may be something called leukoplakia, often related to smoking. If you smoke, most important thing is to stop. You should be concerned about lumps in your mouth if they enlarge, bleed, last longer than 1-2 weeks, are painful. So you can continue to watch them another week, and if they persist, see dentist/oral specialist ...Read more

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What could be causing the roof of my mouth and inside gum-line to be like "sandpaper"? I first felt this roughness 2 days ago. It is not painful. However today i noticed a small lump of irritated skin attached just about an inch below the front inside o

What could be causing the roof of my mouth and inside gum-line to be like "sandpaper"? I first felt this roughness 2 days ago.  It is not painful.  However today i noticed a small lump of irritated skin attached just about an inch below the front inside o

The : The roughness and patches in your mouth can be attributed to a couple of things - and infection or a reaction to a type of food you ate.
Foods - some people experience excoriation of oral membranes if eating a food that they are sensitive to. For instance, if you eat a fruit that is highly acidic such as kiwi, it can be irritating to the mouth. Some people experience sensitivity to spicy foods or cinnamon flavored candy/food. This is resolved by avoiding foods that can cause irritation.
Infection - there are fungi that reside in our bodies that may grow out of control if our immune system is affected or decreased. One infection that can occur in the mouth is called "thrush, " caused by the fungus, candida. This infection is manifested by red or white, irritated patches in the mouth. It can be treated with otc topical solutions, but please note that healing could take a couple of weeks. It will be important to follow up with your doctor if symptoms persist, despite otc treatment. Oral cancers and other infections have similar early symtpoms, as you are currently experiencing. ...Read more

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My tonsil makes a clicking noise when i move my head. What does this indicate?

My tonsil makes a clicking noise when i move my head. What does this indicate?

Not tonsils: It cannot be your tonsil. Tonsils never click, it is your neck and if there if no pain then it is not an issue. ...Read more

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Does the skin grow back after you remove tonsil stones?

Does the skin grow back after you remove tonsil stones?

Lining regrows: The epithelial lining will regrow after tonsil stones are removed as the lining may be abraided. ...Read more

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My tonsil has holes. Liquid drains from them. Speciall behind flap of skin to the side. White balls come out also. Wat is this?

My tonsil has holes. Liquid drains from them. Speciall behind flap of skin to the side. White balls come out also. Wat is this?

Normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. They can be related to retained food particles that are degraded by saliva and bacteria, which can cause the foul odor. Other causes can be infection so when in doubt, check it out. ...Read more

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Can a trauma / blow to the head cause moderate cerebral tonsil descent ? Is this dangerous?

Can a trauma / blow to the head cause  moderate cerebral tonsil descent ?
Is this dangerous?

No: Tonsillar descent is a condition when the lower portion of the cerebellum is able to migrate through the opening in the bottom of the skull. If it happened due to trauma, it is called tonsillar herniation and is usually rapidly fatal. If there is tonsil descent found on ct or mri, it is usually part of a chiari malformation and should not be dangerous. See your family dr. For evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently had my tonsils and uvula taken out, i have a large flap of skin left on one side but the other side theres nothing, did he miss a tonsil?

I recently had my tonsils and uvula taken out, i  have a large flap of skin left on one side but the other side theres nothing, did he miss a tonsil?

No: It sounds like you had a uppp or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, a surgery for obstructive sleep apnea. It is not that unusual for the sutures on one side to pull away, as the closure sometimes has to be tight to pull all the tissue together. When that happens one side of your throat could look different than the other, more of a "pocket" where the tonsil used to be. Ask your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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I touched the top of my right tonsil. pain spread throughout my neck and head. when i touch other parts of the tonsil it doesnt hurt. is this normal?

I touched the top of my right tonsil. pain spread throughout my neck and head. when i touch other parts of the tonsil it doesnt hurt. is this normal?

Not normal: It's not normal to reach into your mouth to check the effect of touching various parts of your tonsil. It reflects anxiety. But the pain itself, if present only upon such touch, is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Hi! I've had mild tonsil stones for years. Recently, one seems to be lower on the tonsil & under the skin. Will it come out on its own? Is it a stone?

Hi! I've had mild tonsil stones for years. Recently, one seems to be lower on the tonsil & under the skin. Will it come out on its own? Is it a stone?

May not: These are not true stones and are often permanently embedded within the tonsillar crypts. An otolaryngologist can document the diagnosis and advise you best. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is looks like it is much smaller than usual. I experience pain when swallowing that increase as I turn my head to the left. What should I do?

My right tonsil is looks like it is much smaller than usual.  I experience pain when swallowing  that increase as I turn my head to the left.  What should I do?

You should go to: see a health care provider and get checked out. There are some serious conditions that could cause this symptom and delaying treatment can lead to disaster. ...Read more

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I have a white sore on my tonsils and they hurt plus a common head cold. What is it?

White sore in mouth: White on your tonsils is either a pus pocket or a yeast overgrowth. This could represent a bacterial infection in your upper airway and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a red lump with a white head on my Tonsil area, However my Tonsils were taken out when i was young. What is this?

I have a red lump with a white head on my Tonsil area, However my Tonsils were taken out when i was young. What is this?

Either or: It could either a remnant of the old tonsil grew over the years and become a small tonsil and becomes infected . Or the area of your throat is irritated .see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I have had a right swollen tonsil for 10 years now and a lump on the right side of my neck under the skin that moves and doesnt hurt and no pain. ?

I have had a right swollen tonsil for 10 years now and a lump on the right side of my neck under the skin that moves and doesnt hurt and no pain. ?

See your doctor: Many things can cause a tonsil to swell, even persistently. The lump on the right side of your neck suggests that you might have lymph nodes reacting to whatever's causing the tonsil problem. That lump might also be the lymph nodes reacting to a problem in the neck or upper chest. A thorough examination, imaging, and possibly a biopsy are advisable. Please make an appointment to get these things. ...Read more

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Just a week before i had an tonsils surgery..and i am following its treatment and medicines....i got small white bumps on the foreskin and head of my ?

Just a week before i had an tonsils surgery..and i am following its treatment and medicines....i got small white bumps on the foreskin and head of my ?

? yeast: If you were on a lot of antibiotics recently, a yeast infection is most likely. Clean under the foreskin well and use one of the anti-yeast creams like mycolog or tinactin ...Read more

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I have pain in right ear.It increases while chewing or speaking. Sometimes it goes to upper side towards head sometimes to tonsil.

I have pain in right ear.It increases while chewing or speaking. Sometimes it goes to upper side towards head sometimes to tonsil.

Ear pain: MAY be the result of an infection or the need to have your ears cleaned out. Please see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Behind my teeth, just before tonsils the skin on each side of my inner mouth is white. Each side of my soft palate or each side of my uvula

White: Any white lesions should be investigated. The best news you can here is that you are looking at normal anatomic structures. But let a pro take a look to make sure. ...Read more

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I have a small lump behind my left tonsil. No pain, head ache or fever. Just noticed it last night. Something i should be worried about?

I have a small lump behind my left tonsil.  No pain, head ache or fever.  Just noticed it last night.  Something i should be worried about?

Below: Suggest gargling with some warm salt water, 2-3 times per day for the next 3 days,

If this persists, or new symptoms, the DR visit suggested. ...Read more

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Is the epiglottis connected to the left and right sides of the throat by white cord looking skin that attaches near tonsils? Or what would that be?

Not epiglottis: In general, you cannot see your epiglottis which covers the vocal folds. Furthermore, it is a midline structure and not a left and right white structure. You may be looking at the anterior pillars of the tonsillar fossa. Finally, if you have had a tonsillectomy you may be looking at scar tissue. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Symptomatic care: Antibiotic therapy is most beneficial for hastening resolution of symptoms if instituted within the first two days of illness if you have a + strep test.. If your symptoms are persisting you may need to return for reevalution. Also consider testing for mono.
If you want some relief from the pain of sore throat, you can take pain medicine that you can get without a prescription. ...Read more