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Why does my tonsil keep shrinking when I remove a tonsil stone? The tonsil is almost gone!

Why does my tonsil keep shrinking when I remove a tonsil stone? The tonsil is almost gone!

Filled with stones: I don't know that it is shrinking or just returning to its normal size. Sounds like filled with stones. You should see your doctor ...Read more

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A month ago i had kidney stones and now i have recently had tonsillitis and tonsil stones. Are the kidney stones and tonsil stones related in any way?

A month ago i had kidney stones and now i have recently had tonsillitis and tonsil stones. Are the kidney stones and tonsil stones related in any way?

Here are some ...: Stones of kidneys and tonsils are not related and should be dealt separately. More? Ask Doc for detail timely. Most of times, just ask Doc about such question to gain answers easier and faster than from online chat which may inadvertently further confuse and terrify the inquirers. So, work closely with Doc timely. ...Read more

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Chronic stones cryptic tonsils 40yr obese female quit smoking less than one year mild hypertension Too high risk for tonsillectomy and laryngoscopy?

Chronic stones cryptic tonsils 40yr obese female quit smoking less than one year mild hypertension Too high risk for tonsillectomy and laryngoscopy?

More info would help: Definitely not too risky. Would need to know your other health problems, if any. If there's any concern, you could always get preoperatively clearance from your PCP or a clinic that specializes in clearance. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Sore throat (and tonsil stones), swollen tonsils, ear pain, sneezing, and runny nose. Also trouble sleeping and general weakness. Ideas?

Symptoms: Sore throat (and tonsil stones), swollen tonsils, ear pain, sneezing, and runny nose. Also trouble sleeping and general weakness. Ideas?

I wonder: are you using antihistamines for allergy symptoms? A side effect can be mouth dryness, which could worsen tonsil stones. These are mineralized deposits in the tonsillar crevices exacerbated by chronic nasal/throat inflammation. Warm salt water gargle may help. It may be more helpful to determine what is causing the inflammation to begin with and a virtual consult or with Allergist can help. ...Read more

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Why and how do tonsil stones sink into tonsil?

Why and how do tonsil stones sink into tonsil?

Not really stones: This will probably gross you out, but tonsil stones are not stones. They are clumps of broken down bacteria that get trapped in the crypts and caverns of the tonsil. They can cause irritation and the sensation of something being stuck, but are not dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you get tonsil stones without having tonsils?

Tonsil stones: No. Tonsils form in the crypts of the tonsils. No crypts, no tonsil stones. You can, however, get food stuck in scar tissue from tonsillectomy, which can lead to debris like a tonsil stone. ...Read more

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Should i worry if i was getting a tonsil stone out my tonsil and it started bleeding?

Should i worry if i was getting a tonsil stone out my tonsil and it started bleeding?

Worry won't help...: Nor will it change the outcome. If you damaged your tonsil trying to treat yourself, you could likely end up with an acute infection: tonsillitis. At the very least, you could have pain, swelling and difficulty swallowing. Too dangerous to try to remove stones that don't loosen with gargle. See your dentist. S/he will treat you or refer you to oral sturgeon or ent. ...Read more

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Can you get tonsil stones under your tonsils beside the back of the tounge? As well as the tonsils themselves, and how do know if they arnt visible

Can you get tonsil stones under your tonsils beside the back of the tounge? As well as the tonsils themselves, and how do know if they arnt visible

Rule out tonsillitis: LINGULAR TONSILS under the tongue can become inflamed =tonsillitis and can cause halitosis. You need exam and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis as well . Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more

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Tonsil stone inside of tonsil arch, what should I do?

Tonsilloliths: Can often be dislodged with use of a waterpick. ...Read more