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Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?

Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?

Can be: You may have pitted tonsils that collect debris, causing white spots. This may happen independent of catching the strep bacteria or a viral pharyngitis (which is actually much more common than strep), and it can sometimes happen when you are not even sick. If it is causing you to miss work or school a lot, you may want to see an ENT to discuss getting your tonsils out. ...Read more

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The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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White spots on skin, genital warts, joint ache, HIV test(7months) negative, which d/s, can I be?

White spots on skin, genital warts, joint ache, HIV test(7months) negative, which d/s, can I be?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and i'm not feeling sick. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?

I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and i'm not feeling sick. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?

Normal tonsils: Adult tonsils have crypts, which make little tonsil stones. These are the white spots. This is normal. If they are really irritating, an antibiotic might help to settle them down. If that doesn't work sometimes we do a tonsillectomy. In most cases if i describe the surgery to someone with a concern about these, they opt to leave it alone. ...Read more

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Have had cold approx 1 mth. Strep test from 10/15 neg. No pain some burning, white spots on tonsils have turned into red sores. What to do now?

Have had cold approx 1 mth. Strep test from 10/15 neg. No pain some burning, white spots on tonsils have turned into red sores. What to do now?

Needs follow up: You have changes in your condition and it is two weeks since you saw your doctor.Make a follow up visit to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative ?

White spots on tonsils no fever and not feeling sick had a strep test done two weeks ago and it came back negative ?

Stones: May have tonsillar "stones" which are deposits in tonsillar crypts which have been previously inflamed. If you have no symptoms, don't worry about it. You should be fine. If this is causing anxiety, then see a doctor. ...Read more