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What are flesh coloured bumps on tonsil arches?

What are flesh coloured bumps on tonsil arches?

Lymphoid tissue: Generally, reddish bumps around the tonsils or along the back wall of the throat are small amounts of lymphoid tissue (lymph nodes, tonsil tissue) that is below the surface. ...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

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ENT says the bump I just noticed a month ago in my mouth behind tonsil arch is nothing to worry about. When is a biopsy warranted?referred me toshrink

ENT says the bump I just noticed a month ago in my mouth behind tonsil arch is nothing to worry about. When is a biopsy warranted?referred me toshrink

Growth: Sounds like he/she thought is was posterior pharyngeal cobble-stoning or lymphatic patches. If you're a smoker, it may be more concerning. Certainly a biopsy is warranted with growth, bleeding, persistent pain, ulceration, tobacco use. If you're concerned, get another otolaryngologist to take a look and give an independent opinion. ...Read more

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Went to ENT for a small bump close to lingual tonsils behind anterior arch. Had largynscopy done. He says normal anatomy. Bump behind arch normal?:(

Confused: Your palatine tonsils are behind the anterior arch. Your lingual tonsils are in the back of your tongue. It's impossible to assess a bump without a physical exam ...Read more

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Unilateral tonsil 2cm past front arch & 1 1/4" long. Been large like this 4 about 15 years. Ent appt soon. Scared cancer. No pain. What causes this?

Unilateral tonsil 2cm past front arch & 1 1/4" long. Been large like this 4 about 15 years. Ent appt soon. Scared cancer. No pain. What causes this?

Not likely cancer: Most enlarged tonsils are due to past infections. They are much less likely to be due to cancer. Most cancerous tonsils are high grade non-hodgkin's lymphomas. You are unlikely to have a tonsil enlarged by lymphoma for 15 years without lymphoma treatment. ...Read more