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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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Tonsil Stones (Definition)

Tonsil stones are white or yellow globs of foul-smelling mucus and bacteria that collect in the tonsils near the back of the throat. Tonsil stones are not dangerous, but ...Read more


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Can u have tonsil stones for 3 months have a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

Can u have tonsil stones for 3 months have a feeling of something stuck in my throat?

Tonsillar infection: Stones can persist for long time periods in tonsillar crypts. They should not create the feeling that you are describing. If this persists you should be examined and find out exactly what is going on. ...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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What is the best way to get tonsil stones out of your throat?

What is the best way to get tonsil stones out of your throat?

Surgery: The best way is surgery. Another option is a long course (up to six weeks of antibiotics) to decrease the size of the tonsils and the pockets that allow tonsil stones to form. ...Read more

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If I have tonsil stones would it feel like I have a hair stuck in my throat?

If I have tonsil stones would it feel like I have a hair stuck in my throat?

IT CAN: The tonsilith, or tonsil stone can cause irritation and pressure. Best to see your otolaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My throat is too sensitive I offen get tonsil stones n pain too I m non smoker/drinker, My tonsils r small I dont eat spicy. Y I've always throat prob?

You might: have gastroesophageal reflux with throat irritation. Get to an ENT surgeon. He can pass an endoscope and give you an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat red with tonsil stones, what's wrong?

Tonsillitis: It is possible that your stone-impacted tonsils are now infected. Please see an ENT doctor as you may need treatment with antibiotic. For more info on tonsil stones, check out link

http://www.Healthguidehq.Com/know-before-removing-tonsil-stones.Html. ...Read more

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I think i may have tonsil stones, but my throat is sore as well. Is that a common symptom?

I think i may have tonsil stones, but my throat is sore as well. Is that a common symptom?

Yes : Tonsillitis may cause tonsil stones which resolve as does the tonsillitis. Tonsil stones can be chronic and usually cause bad breath and sometimes either soreness or a sensation something is stuck in the throat. ...Read more

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What can I do if tonsil stones are stuck in my throat, not tonsils?

What can I do if tonsil stones are stuck in my throat, not tonsils?

Remove them: Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. This works wherever the little smelly things have gotten lodged. You probably won't hurt yourself. A water pick is even better. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read more

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What can cause bad breath from the throat , other then tonsil stones?

What can cause bad breath from the throat , other then tonsil stones?

Sinus, teeth, strep: Bacterial or viral throat infections, dental problems, sinus infection can cause bad breath. Dietary aromatics, like onions, garlic get exhaled through lungs, lung infections, occasional gut issues too. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has bad breath and little white things in back of his throat. Could these be the tonsil stones, and what do we do about it?

See the doctor: there are many things that can cause halitosis, and since this appears to be a change in the way his breath usually smells, and because of the whiteness that you see in the back of the throat, he should see his doctor to be evaluated. Although these are not likely to be tonsil stones, they do need to be evaluated. Good luck. ...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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I noticed some tonsil stones in my throat.. how should I remove them..? I tried with qtips but I gagged so much I couldn't even touch it..can they go

I noticed some tonsil stones in my throat.. how should I remove them..? I tried with qtips but I gagged so much I couldn't even touch it..can they go

Tonsil debris: The tonsils have many folds and crevices that can allow material to be trapped in there-sometimes leading to symptoms such as bad breath or a scratchy throat feeling. You're right about the gagging -it can therefore be an issue to remove them. I recommend a water pistol, or a plastic ziplock bag with a hole in it. If that doesn't work see an ENT. Sometimes tonsils have to be removed for recurrence ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones/tonsilloliths cause a sore throat?

Can tonsil stones/tonsilloliths cause a sore throat?

Related: Tonsilloliths are white spots on the tonsils located in the natural crypts or indentations like a golf ball has. They are calcifications and can cause bad breath and swallowing issues, and be associated with a sore throat and tonsillitis. ...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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My uvula is sticking to my tonsil and I can feel it in the back of my throat I also have several craters and tonsil stones keep coming...what do i do?

My uvula is sticking to my tonsil and I can feel it in the back of my throat I also have several craters and tonsil stones keep coming...what do i do?

Need to examine: The symptoms you described warrant examination by an ENT doctor.
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So if my tonsils are removed and i'm still having tonsil stones coming from my throat where are they coming from and what can I do to get rid of them?

Tonsil stones: They may be coming from residual tonsil tissue that was not removed, or possibly from the lingual (tongue) component of tonsillar tissue that is not removed in a standard tonsillectomy. I would recommend you see an ENT who can evaluate you for residual tonsillar tissue and perform endoscopy to look at the base of the tongue. ...Read more

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Feels like something stuck in back of tongue/throat 3 weeks. No tonsil stones visible.No pain, trouble swallowing. 25 yrs. Female?

Feels like something stuck in back of tongue/throat 3 weeks. No tonsil stones visible.No pain, trouble swallowing. 25 yrs. Female?

ENT: Unfortunately if you cannot see with tongue depressor anything unusual, then the only next step that will help would be to have an exam by an ear nose throat doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between tonsillitis, strep throat, or tonsil stones?

How can I tell the difference between tonsillitis, strep throat, or tonsil stones?

Have it evaluated: You don't separate these on the basis of a single symptom or symptoms.You get sick enough to go in and have it evaluated.If you are not feeling sick, don't bother.If you are, it is worth the visit. ...Read more

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Had tonsil stones before now there is what looks like tonsil stones but I can see a yellow spot and white bumps at the back of my throat ?

Well : Can be tonsil stones or another type bacterial or viral infection or after saucer. Recommend Healthtap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Strep throat and wanted 2 know how long it'll take to swallow comfortably again & are dairy products ok 2 eat? How to remove tonsil stones as well?

Strep throat: 19 year old lady with strep throat. Please see your physician ASAP for a rapid strep and antibiotics. 90% of sore throat is caused by a virus but if you have a lot of pain with swallowing you should be evaluated. If strep throat is not treated with the appropriate antibiotics, it can lead to serious sequelae like Scarlet Fever and Rheumatic Fever. Please see your MD &ENT specialist. Thank you. ...Read more

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I spit out yellowish tonsil stones quite freqntly for abt 2 yr. Throat may feel dry, smtimes flam, but no significant pain or so. Anything serious?

I spit out yellowish tonsil stones quite freqntly for abt 2 yr. Throat may feel dry, smtimes flam, but no significant pain or so. Anything serious?

Mouth breathing: can cause dryness and drying of secretions in the tonsillar crypts
you need to be checked for EBV infection that can cause tonsil and adenoid enlargement and cause the symptoms
keeping a vaporiser by your bedside might help
TAR or tonsil adenoid removal might be an option ...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