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Can dislodging tonsil stones cause bleeding?

Can dislodging tonsil stones cause bleeding?

Tonsil stones: Hello, it depends on how you are dislodging the tonsilliths. I recommend a forceful gargle after every meal. This should be the most atraumatic way to remove these stones. If you manipulate the tonsil tissue with a tool of some type, then bleeding commonly occurs. Be careful because scar tissue could occur that will lead to a serious infection, maybe even an abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could tonsil stones cause a chronic cough for over a year?

Could tonsil stones cause a chronic cough for over a year?

Tonsil stones: Tonsil stones are common. The most frequent complaints from people with them are sore throat, scratchy throat, halitosis or bad breath and recurrent throat infections. Although it is certainly possible to cause cough, your cough is probably not necessarily related. Evaluation of a cough should include listening to the lungs with a stethoscope, chest x-ray, lung function tests and larynx exam. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?

Yes and no: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of tonsils and certainly can be triggered by tonsil stones. If they cause discomfort, pl see an ENT for proper advice on ongoing preventive care and regular assessment. Feel better. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsil stones cause swelling of glands under the chin?

Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsil stones cause swelling of glands under the chin?

Not usually: Lymph node's in the neck are associated with various parts of the mouth. The tonsils drain into the lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck on the sides not under the chin. Most often the lymph nodes under the chin enlarge because infections around the front of the mouth both inside and outside or the front teeth. ...Read more

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Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Depends size: I could imagine. It really depends the size. I wonder how crowded your pharynx is. There also may be postnasal drip causing cough. Have it checked by your doc. ...Read more

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Can tonsil crypts (holes) from having tonsil stones cause you to bleed to death? Seeing how it is a hole in your throat. Mine hurt now and then.

Can tonsil crypts (holes) from having tonsil stones cause you to bleed to death? Seeing how it is a hole in your throat. Mine hurt now and then.

Just a nuisance: It would be extremely unlikely to have any significant bleeding from tonsil stones. This is a common problem with irritation, discomfort, and mild bleeding at times. See an ENT for guidance on management of tonsil stones and consider tonsillectomy in some cases. ...Read more

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Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Stuck: Because something is stuck deep in the throat. See ENT doc to consider tonsillectormy. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones cause a feeling of obstruction in the throat and can it make it hard to eat solid foods?

Can tonsil stones cause a feeling of obstruction in the throat and can it make it hard to eat solid foods?

No: The presence of bacterial colonies or food particles in the crypts of the tonsillar surface erroneously called tonsil stones should not by themselves cause obstruction in the throat. However, if the tonsils are very large, then with or without these above stated problems on the surface of the tonsils, you would be obstructed and have difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones cause a dirt-type taste in the back of your throat more so when swallowing for 1+ years constantly? (just about every day)

Can tonsil stones cause a dirt-type taste in the back of your throat more so when swallowing for 1+ years constantly? (just about every day)

Yes: Yes they can. You need to consult with an ENT doctor about your tonsils. Sometimes a course of an antibiotic like Clindamycin can be helpful in changing the bacteria of your tonsils and decreasing the odor and taste. Sometimes we have to remove the tonsils. ...Read more

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Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Could tonsil stones cause sore burning throat, could they cause other symptoms, systemic or flu ish symptoms. How to remove them safely and permanentl?

Tonsil stones: Best removal: the Hydro Pulse ™ Nasal/Sinus irrigator - www.hydromedonline.com comes with a special threat attachment designed for tonsil stones. The pulsing irrigation easily cleans out the crypts of the unwanted material. Also used to prevent/treat any sore throat. Since the stones may be the result of drainage from the nose/sinuses, the same unit clears that too. ...Read more

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Can a tonsil stone cause slight sore throat or that side, painful ear, slight loss of taste and globus hysteria?

Can a tonsil stone cause slight sore throat or that side, painful ear, slight loss of taste and globus hysteria?

Not all of them: A tonsil stone is not a stone but a collection of food particles in the crypts of the tonsillar surface. It usually does not cause pain. A slight sore throat with referred pain to the ear is possible, also. But loss of taste and globus would not be associated with the collection of debris in the tonsil. ...Read more

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Treatment for Graves' disease Can tonsil stones cause elevated T3 (liothyronine) T4 results?

Tonsil stones: NO - tonsil stones are a conglamoration of material produced in the various "nooks and crannies" of the tonsils they are limited to the tonsils and do not effect the thyroid gland. As worse they can cause bad breath and pain. ...Read more

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Bleeding when spitting in morning I have white things in crypts often and my oral hygiene isnt the best tonsil stones causing bleeding? Abscess?

Bleeding when spitting in morning I have white things in crypts often and my oral hygiene isnt the best tonsil stones causing bleeding? Abscess?

Brush teeth,dentist: Overall it seems you have hit the most important thing on the head - improved oral hygiene! the bleeding can be from gum disease although more serious dental infections can do the same. If you have pain, difficulty swallowing and fever, an abscess could be there. White things are collections of food, etc in the tonsils and are common. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in small area on right side&toward back of esophagus 2 in below lymph node,not inside the throat. Could tonsil stones cause pain far down?

Sharp pain in small area on right side&toward back of esophagus 2 in below lymph node,not inside the throat.  Could tonsil stones cause pain far down?

Not certain: I owuld suspect somrthing else. This is a hard area to see and you may need to have your physician have you see an ENT physcian to clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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Tonsil stones causing side effects include hearing loss sores in mouth coughing fits small blisters on neck chest nd backnd pressure in head nd neck?

Tonsil stones causing side effects include hearing loss sores in mouth coughing fits small blisters on neck chest nd backnd  pressure in head nd neck?

Viral infection?: Good morning, enlarged tonsils, pressure in ears due to blockage of eustachian tubes connecting middle ear to sinuses, pressure in head, and sores in the mouth are symptoms of increased immune system activity to get rid of a viral infection, the most common being an adenovirus infection. These infections are frequent and may get resolved in due course. If the symptoms continue, please see your doc. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones be caused by oral thrush?

Can tonsil stones be caused by oral thrush?

I am not...: Aware of any association between thrush and tonsilliths. ...Read more