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What can a single white lump mean on your tonsils?

What can a single white lump mean on your tonsils?

Tonsil lump: It can be a tonsillith (tonsil stone), a mucous filled cyst, a cutaneous horn or a papilloma (wart). The vast majority are benign, but i would point it out to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lump on one of my tonsils, what could it be?

I have a lump on one of my tonsils, what could it be?

Needs to be checked: It may be an infection like collection of puss or tonsillar abscess.Or it may be a tonsilar cyst or just hypertrophied lobe of one of the tonsil get it checked and treated asap. ...Read more

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Tonsils have weird lesions/lumps are also very knotted and red!! ?

Tonsils have weird lesions/lumps are also very knotted and red!! 
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See a Dr ASAP: You need to be examined and probably given antibiotics - perhaps removal will be recommended. Don't let the infection spread - make an appointment. Best! ...Read more

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I have constant lumps on my tonsils that go and come back. Can I have my tonsils removed?

I have constant lumps on my tonsils that go and come back. Can I have my tonsils removed?

Tonsillectomy: There are a couple of criteria for removing tonsils. One is recurrent infections and another is tonsils that are so large that they interfere with breathing or swallowing. See your doctor to discuss what you have been experiencing and ask whether you might be a candidate for tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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I had my tonsils out 1 year ago, I am 22. I noticed a mass in the pocket where my tonsil used to be?

Be seen...: "A mass" isn't descriptive enough to hazard a guess as to what you are noticing. This type of thing needs to be seen by a physician. Tonsillar tissue can grow back, but an exam is required to see if that is what you are noticing. ...Read more

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Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Tonsilitis: Sounds like an infection of the tonsils. Call your primary for evaluation and treatment with proper antibiotic. Untreated infection may create problem in the future. ...Read more

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Tiny white lump on my tonsil. Is it infected?

Tiny white lump on my tonsil.  Is it infected?

Most likely no: These yellowish whitish things are ver common in the tonsils. Debris forms in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes the tonsil forms a membrane that walls it off. This then appears as a lump. In general, these are nothing to worry about. If concerned, an ENT doctor will be able to quickly evaluate it and reassure you. ...Read more

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Lump under my chin seems to be behind my tonsils should I be worried?

Lump under my chin seems to be behind my tonsils should I be worried?

Yes: You need to be examined by an ear, nose, and throat specialist to determine what it is. ...Read more

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I found a mass on my tonsil recently. It looks like a cyst and seemed to appear out of no where since i haven't been sick in 4 months.

I found a mass on my tonsil recently. It looks like a cyst and seemed to appear out of no where since i haven't been sick in 4 months.

Probable mucous cyst: The tonsil contains crevasses and pits that sometimes become obstructed and can fill with skin or mucous debris forming white to, yellow smooth rounded usually asymptomatic bumps. If no symptoms then just observe. ...Read more