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Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?

Coughing up mucus with traces of blood. Swollen tonsils and throat. Is the blood likely just due to coughing breaking the blood vessels in throat?

Yes: Excessive pressure from coughing can break capillaries and cause small amount of blood to appear in the mucus. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora Plus brand), zinc 50 mg/day (NOW is a good brand), Vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day (NOW brand) or sunshine for 30-45 minutes at noon daily to get over the the infection faster. Throat coat liquorice tea (consume several times/day) also helps to reduce pain. ...Read more

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I had a dental deep cleaning in the right side of my mouth and now that side its swollen and I can't open my mouth normal dic said touched a vein maybe?

I had a dental deep cleaning in the right side of my mouth and now that side its swollen and I can't open my mouth normal dic said touched a vein maybe?

What happened?: My sense is that you probably had an injection for the deep cleaning, the injection for the lower teeth sometimes causes the muscle to spasm resulting in the difficulty in opening. Another possibility is that there was some internal bleeding due to the needle puncturing a blood vessel. This can cause a hematoma which would produce the same effect. Extended visit opening wide can affect jaw joints. ...Read more

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Hi I looked in the back of my throat and my right tonsil has a very dark purple vein that I haven't noticed before is it okay?

Hi I looked in the back of my throat and my right tonsil has a very dark purple vein that I haven't noticed before is it okay?

Varicose veins: It is very common to have enlarged veins which we call varicose veins in and around the tonsil area. This is a common, normal variant. ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen no white spots but it looks like a bigger tonsil behind it dark colour neck glands/ear painful can't swallow without pain?

My right tonsil is swollen no white spots but it looks like a bigger tonsil behind it dark colour neck glands/ear painful can't swallow without pain?

Seek medical care: This may be an infection such as a peritonsilar abscess. This is an infection typically of a unilateral tonsil which presents with one sided throat pain radiating to the ear and there may be swollen glands on the side of the infection. Other possibilities could be neoplastic (cancer). ...Read more

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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?

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?

Be seen: A referral to an ear, nose and throat doctor would be a good plan. It may be a collection of blood vessels called an hemangioma. It needs to be seen before you have bleeding problems. All the best. ...Read more

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Have a sore throat and noticed my left tonsil is starting to become very swollen and is turning dark grey/black mixed with white patches?

Have a sore throat and noticed my left tonsil is starting to become very swollen and is turning dark grey/black mixed with white patches?

Schedule appointment: Always better safe than sorry. .. Schedule an appointment with your family doctor to have them take a look and see what's going on. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have this one dark vein in back of throat. Also it looks like I have red/white craters on my tonsils, and also I see excessive saliva, and sometimes it feels like I have food stuck in throat but when I swallow it won’t go away?

I have this one dark vein in back of throat. Also it looks like I have red/white craters on my tonsils, and also I see excessive saliva, and sometimes it feels like I have food stuck in throat but when I swallow it won’t go away?

Otolaryngologist: Have a thorough examination by an Otolaryngologist. The specks are probably tonsillar stones which are old food and other debris. They are usually insignificant. Anxiety can cause a sensation of a lump in the throat. I doubt that the vein is pathological. For peace of mind an examination by a throat specialist will be helpful. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore throat, white veins on my tonsils and dark red veins on the back of my throat.

I woke up with a sore throat, white veins on my tonsils and dark red veins on the back of my throat.

Sore throat: Sore throat can be from post nasal drip, allergies or strep/ other infection or reflux. Try elevating head of bed when you sleep, gargling with salt water and seek medical attention from doctor /urgent care.. ...Read more

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My tonsils are swollen, with white spots on them. And the back of my throat is dark red with little bumps. Doctor said no strep. Any ideas?

My tonsils are swollen, with white spots on them. And the back of my throat is dark red with little bumps. Doctor said no strep. Any ideas?

Viral tonsillitis: No strep means no antibiotics but NOT no treatment. You can find symptom relief and need to prevent spreading it or reinfection. There's info: http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/ART03438/Tonsillitis-Strep-Throat. Html
Best! ...Read more

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I have an extremely sore throat on one side. Right tonsil is very swollen with potruding dark red pimple like spot. This came out of nowhere.

I have an extremely sore throat on one side. Right tonsil is very swollen with potruding dark red pimple like spot. This came out of nowhere.

Throat infection: The symptoms that you have described sound like your tonsil could be infected. Although an infection could be caused by a virus, it may be due to a bacterial infection. You should see a doctor and have your throat tested for Strep. A doctor can also determine if there is an abscess in your tonsil. Antibiotics and possible drainage of an abscess would be warranted in that case. ...Read more

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I scraped my elbow on pavement today. A vein has slightly swollen, with the skin surrounding it. The vein is dark-reddish, skin is brown. Is this bad?

I scraped my elbow on pavement today. A vein has slightly swollen, with the skin surrounding it. The vein is dark-reddish, skin is brown. Is this bad?

Sounds ok: This seems like a normal hematological healing process. If you see signs of infection like pus or increasing redness of the skin around the spot, see MD. ...Read more

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My fiance hurt his wrist at work looks like a vein xploded swollen large dark blue spot on wrist should we be concerned about the bleeding under skin?

My fiance hurt his wrist at work looks like a vein xploded swollen large dark blue spot on wrist should we be concerned about the bleeding under skin?

Treat symptomaticly: Injuries to the soft tissues of the body below the skin cause swelling and can also cause the veins in the skin below the injury to bleed. This is what causes the area to become black and blue. Over about a week the body reabsorbs the blood, the swelling subsides and the area heals. The initial treatment is ice to the injured area, elevation and compression usually with an ace wrap. ...Read more

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Yesterday I noticed that one of the veins in the palm of my hand was dark and alittle swollen, Should I worry about it?

Yesterday I noticed that one of the veins in the palm of my hand was dark and alittle swollen, Should I worry about it?

Likely not: Veins can be prominent where there is less fatty tissue. If it's not bothering you, there should not be a cause of worry. If still concerned, consult a physician. ...Read more

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My inner cheek and last corner gum has swollen. I can't open my mouth wide properly. It's paining and the inner cheek also has some kind of dark patch?

My inner cheek and last corner gum has swollen. I can't open my mouth wide properly. It's paining and the inner cheek also has some kind of dark patch?

Inflamation: Could be an injury to the area, from tooth brush, or an infection of some kind, like a herpes simplex. Gargle with dilute hydrogen peroxide for several days, and if not better
visit a dentist or doctor for help. ...Read more

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Can you get flesh eating disease in the mouth? The bottom of my tongue hurts on one side and I see dark veins

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Can you get flesh eating disease in the mouth? The bottom of my tongue hurts on one side and I see dark veins

Here is. ..: The odd to develop infection in the tongue as flesh-eating disease, that is, necrotizing fasciitis or NF, is very unlikely since it is highly vascular, at least, I have never heard it in my 47-yr study in medicine. Clinically, NF is serious fulminating, and yours is not even close to it is supposed to be. More? To How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish.... ...Read more

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I got hit in the mouth last night and my top lip is swollen, mostly on the side and on the inside there is like a dark red bruise.

I got hit in the mouth last night and my top lip is swollen, mostly on the side and on the inside there is like a dark red bruise.

Hematoma is: Most likely. Boxers get this a lot but no lasting effects.
Please check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Roof of my mouth is yellow when I shine light on it and my nebula looks yellowish with veins, dark veins under my tongue, no pain, I have acid reflux?

Roof of my mouth is yellow when I shine light on it and my nebula looks yellowish with veins, dark veins under my tongue, no pain, I have acid reflux?

Get examined: This sounds like oral icterus from liver illness. Since you did not provide a photo, it is impossible to diagnose. Go to see your physician ASAP ...Read more

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I was looking at a tooth in the back of my mouth with a flashlight and I noticed there are dark red veins on the back of my throat. Is this normal?

I was looking at a tooth in the back of my mouth with a flashlight and I noticed there are dark red veins on the back of my throat. Is this normal?

Veins in throat: Yes, this is relatively common. Some people have more of this than others just like there is variation in many things in different people. I would recommend seeing an ENT MD just to check it out and make sure is no concerns. ...Read more

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One swollen tonsil no pain what is it?

Asymmetric Tonsil: Hello. An asymmetric tonsil needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It could be completely normal or possibly related to a lymphoma. A tonsillectomy may be needed. ...Read more

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How can tonsils get swollen?

How can tonsils get swollen?

Yes: Strep bacteria is a common cause of bacterial tonsillitis, however the vast majority of tonsillitis is caused by viral pathogens. A doctor can evaluate red and inflamed tonsils to determine their cause. ...Read more

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What to do if only one of my tonsils are swollen?

What to do if only one of my tonsils are swollen?

Tonsil enlargement: Asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy is neoplastic until proven otherwise especially since we don't know anything about your social history or recent symptoms. Consult an ENT for exam. ...Read more

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What are swollen lingual tonsils?

What are swollen lingual tonsils?

Tongue lymph tissue: Tonsils are lymph tissue generally & part of the lymphatic system of the immune system. Swollen lingual tonsils, at the base of the tongue, may indicate some type of allergic or immune issue.
Keep a diary: food, drinks & toothpaste (flavors) could trigger an immune response.
Gastric reflux or sinus drainage could affect this lymph tissue also.
Sleep breathing problems could be involved. ...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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M tonsils are swollen but I don't feel sick?

M tonsils are swollen but I don't feel sick?

Sore throat: Your sore throat and tonsil enlargement can be secondary to post nasal drip from nasal allergies. Ask your doctor for a steroid nasal spray, it will appease your symptoms. ...Read more