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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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I get sore throats in d morning with yellow phlegm and traces of blood. Have swollen tonsils for about 6 yrs that I have neglected to chk up?

I get sore throats in d morning with yellow phlegm and traces of blood. Have swollen tonsils for about 6 yrs that I have neglected to chk up?

See a doctor: You have a chronic condition which requires an examination in order to adequately diagnose and treat, and the internet is not the place in which to do this. Go see an ENT doctor, ...Read more

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Have swollen tonsils form past 6 months been to docs have got all blood work and culture done everything is negative and I have a lymph node in neck??

Have swollen tonsils form past 6 months been to docs have got all blood work and culture done everything is negative and I have a lymph node in neck??

What are you asking?: I would not be further concerned, unless the tonsils are causing you to have sleep apnea. I'm going to assume the lymph node is not massively enlarged. Most of your friends have at least one similar node. Your tonsils and your big lymph node are your defense troops protecting you from bacterial invaders. Be thankful for good health and get on with your life. ...Read more

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Clear bubbles in back of throat enlarged tonsils tongue swollen like veins will pop thru & feels like somethin stuck. Hard 2 swallow w/ lump @ neck b?

Clear bubbles in back of throat enlarged tonsils tongue swollen like veins will pop thru & feels like somethin stuck. Hard 2 swallow w/ lump @ neck b?

Swollen tongue: Sounds like an allergy of some sort. Prob food? Has it happened before.? Any trouble breathing or swallowing. Could become a med emergency. Consider trip to hospital. I think food sensitivity testing makes some sense. Immunolabs does a good one. Help you figure out what foods don't agree with you. ...Read more

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I'v two round bump next to each other on right tonsil, white color and tiny blood vessels visible on them. A bit Rough feelin in throat, no fever.?

I'v two round bump next to each other on right tonsil, white color and tiny blood vessels visible on them. A bit Rough feelin in throat, no fever.?

Check for strep.: Strep throat only presents classically in about 30% of adults and about 60% of kids. Even though your throat does not hurt much, since you have a change in appearance of the throat, get checked to be sure you don't have strep. Treatment of strep infections is very important to prevent possible long-term complications, like rheumatic fever, even though that is rarer the older you get. ...Read more

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The back of my throat is yellow and red, there's some bumps, you can see the blood vessels, tonsils have white stuff in the crevices. There's no pain?

The back of my throat is yellow and red, there's some bumps, you can see the blood vessels, tonsils have white stuff in the crevices. There's no pain?

Throat infection: Throat with yellow and red areas, bumps, blood vessels and white debris in tonsillar crevices sounds like a throat infection, also known as pharyngitis. Pharyngitis can be viral (more common), or bacterial. Try gargling with salt water, drinking warm water with honey and lemon. See health care provider for throat swab to see if infection is bacterial and if there is a need for antibiotics. ...Read more

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I don't have tonsils but can see red bumps on the back of the throat with blood vessels on them. Is that normal? My throat doesn't itch and it isn't sore either.

I don't have tonsils but can see red bumps on the back of the throat with blood vessels on them. Is that normal? My throat doesn't itch and it isn't sore either.

It is not uncommon: After tonsillectomy small amount of lymphoid tissue will be left behind, later this tissue may get enlarged give the appearance you described, don't worry you will be fine ...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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Yellow spots in my throat. Big red veins. Purple roof of mouth. Tonsils not swollen. No pain no rawness. Been like this for months. No sickness.

Yellow spots in my throat. Big red veins. Purple roof of mouth. Tonsils not swollen. No pain no rawness. Been like this for months. No sickness.

Difficult to tell: Hi EPhelps,
Sorry to hear you are having new health concerns. It is difficult to narrow down the cause of your findings without a picture or additional information. At this point your findings are not specific to a single disease, but may be suggestive of an number of broad category diseases. I think it is worthwhile being examined by a physician in person to determine if you need further workup. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have strep throat with no swollen tonsils?

Is it possible to have strep throat with no swollen tonsils?

Yes. ..but: As many as 5% of the population carry the germ in their throat year round and never get infected. This carrier state is one reason we see it all year. During heavy months the well/carriage rate can increase to 20%.Just because you have strep by test does not mean you have an illness. If you are ill with a sore throat & strep is +, it is considered an infection, tonsil swelling or not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have swollen tonsils without having a sore throat?

Is it possible to have swollen tonsils without having a sore throat?

Enlarged tonsils.: Just having enlarged or swollen tonsils itself will not produce a sore throat unless they are infected. Growing children often have big tonsils. ...Read more

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Real bad sore throat swollen tonsils aren't sore just throat ive had it since wednesday been on zpack for 3 days so far when is it gonna go away?

Real bad sore throat swollen tonsils aren't sore just throat ive had it since wednesday been on zpack for 3 days so far when is it gonna go away?

If vitamin Z doesn't: Do the trick after 3 days it's likely you have a viral pharyngitis which is much more likely than a strep throat. Did you even see a physician or was this called in for you like it is done many thousands of times inappropriately every year? Viral pharyngitis peaks at 4 days and then begins to improve almost invariably unless you smoke in which case the residual symptoms can last for a couple week ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: red) I had a sore throat about 3 weeks ago, left tonsil has remained swollen. No other symptoms now.?

I am experiencing swollen tonsils (quality: red) I had a sore throat about 3 weeks ago, left tonsil has remained swollen. No other symptoms now.?

No treatment?: Swollen tonsils are not treated unless they are extremely enlarged and cause then swallowing problems! In those cases a small trial of corticosteroids is warranted like Medrol Pak!
Many times viral infections ca trigger swollen tonsils.! Sometimes Strep Throat1 ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

What do you suggest if I have bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

Swollen tonsils: And bumps (? Pus) on the back of the throat may mean throat infection- viral or bacterial. See your doctor for this so you can start antibiotics if positive for strep. ...Read more

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Slit in the back of throat with swollen tonsils and soar throat what could it be?

Slit in the back of throat with swollen tonsils and soar throat what could it be?

Pharyngitis: Sore throats are typically infectious causes. Most commonly it is due to a viral infection. common cold symptoms often accompany the sore throat. cough, runny nose, sneezing etc. Bacterial causes like strep usually lack cough, hoarseness, nasal running or congestion. Time is the best management. For symptoms relief, lozengers, salt water gargles, NSAIDS sparingly can help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

How to get rid of bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

Get checked: This can be a series of issues from simple enlarged tonsils to tonsillitis. I would see and ENT and get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are oranges the culprit of my swollen tonsils and sore throat?

Are oranges the culprit of my swollen tonsils and sore throat?

Highly unlikely: Unless you are allergic to them, oranges are not the source of your illness. Get a doctor to look at your throat and decide if you need treatment for strep throat. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsils & bumps, discolored hard palate (looks bruised) small bumps on back of throat. What could it be?

Swollen tonsils & bumps, discolored hard palate (looks bruised) small bumps on back of throat. What could it be?

Sore throat.: Please tell your parents, and go to the doctor for evaluation. I wish you the best! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat but no other symptoms. I only have very swollen tonsils. This is day 6 and it hasn't let up at all. Ideas?

Go to ENT: Do you have fever, fatigue? Could be viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and mononucleosis. Or others things. Check for signs of mono (mono spot test) and the epstein-barr virus. Blood tests can also help rule out other causes of your symptoms. Please get yourself checked by an ENT specialist if the swelling persists ...Read more

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I had a 4 week and 8 week HIV test come back negative. I still have soar throat and swollen tonsils with bumps on them what can it be?

I had a 4 week and 8 week HIV test come back negative. I still have soar throat and swollen tonsils with bumps on them what can it be?

Get checked for: Both strept and chrinic tonsillitis. I would suggest a n ENT evaluation. Additionally, sore throat is not a primary finding in hIV disease and condoms will prevent this anxiety. ...Read more

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I have been taking amoxicillin for 72 hours now for strep throat, but I still have swollen tonsils and white spots on my tonsils. Is it normal?

I have been taking amoxicillin for 72 hours now for strep throat, but I still have swollen tonsils and white spots on my tonsils. Is it normal?

Common problem: Although the majority of the germs may be dead, it will take a few more days for some of the swelling to go down. Some of the spots you see are dead tissue and debris that will rub off as your appetite picks up and you eat more. The food will scrape the tonsils clean as you swallow. ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, achey body, congestion.

Infection: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. Could be viral or bacterial. If viral, fluids and rest and fever control are key, if bacterial, an antibiotic is necessary. If not getting better in a few days, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat and swollen tonsils and glands?

Sore Throat: Viral sore throats usualy clear up on thier own within a few days. If your symptoms are severe or last longer see your doctor for poosible cultures and antibiotics. If this is frequent you should consult an ENT doc to discuss further options. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Swollen Tonsils (Definition)

Tonsils that are larger than normal. This can be from many causes, most commonly infection, ...Read more