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Not to worry: The tonsils in the throat are lined with squamous epithelium (skin). Sometimes the normal growth of this lining can invaginate and grow inwards causing a benign cyst. If there is no redness around the cyst and if does not cause pain or enlarge, i would not worry about it. The question is, is this really a cyst? See an ENT doctor for reassurance. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Not sure: "tonsil cyst" isn't a medical term, so it is hard to know exactly what you are talking about. Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are collections of food and infection which are whitish and are common. They cause bad breath, and sometimes reflect chronic tonsillitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsil: A tonsil cyst and a tonsil stone are very different problems, but they can both present with pressure, pain and discomfort. As for taste...Not really. A tonsil stone smells quite putrid and the taste typically follows. There usually isn't much to take with a tonsil cyst. ...Read more
Ive had a tonsil Cyst for 3-4 years . hasnt caused any problems. Is it dangerous or can it be cancerous?
I went to an ENT yesterday and he told me I had a tonsil cyst which was nothing to worry about. Can he tell by just looking?
Yes: Tonsils are very easily visualized by a qualified ENT physician. The question comes down to whether you are symptomatic - pain, trouble swallowing, hoarseness. If any if these are the case, it is unlikely that this is a simple cyst and you should seek additional information. But if the ENT was confident and you have trust in their assessment, then you need go no further for a tonsillar cyst. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been told has tonsil cyst,not to worry.In that case, do I need to see ENT regularly (like once a year?) for it regular checking and how often?
Tonsillar cyst: Mucus cysts of the tonsils are benign,asymptomatic, rarely change and don't need continued surveillance. If an otolaryngologist confirms the diagnosis,he/she is best qualified to advise you about any needed follow-up,however. Of course if symptoms or change in that area develop you will need reexamination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsils: They ARE in the back of the throat. That's why we look at them when you say AHHH! ...Read more