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Tonsil Stones Feeling Of Something Stuck In Throat
Stuck: Because something is stuck deep in the throat. See ENT doc to consider tonsillectormy. ...Read more
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
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
Feeling of incomplete swallowing. Tightness in throat. Large tonsil crypts & sometimes tonsil stones. What could cause these symptoms?
IT CAN: The tonsilith, or tonsil stone can cause irritation and pressure. Best to see your otolaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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.
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
My right tonsil is larger than my left. I have tonsil stones in the left one. My throat doesn't hurt and I am not sick. I have taken some pictures. ?
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)
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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Is it normal to have holes on your tonsils?100% sure it is not tonsil stones.Frequent throat pains,no redness on them,Will I have to get them Removed?
Yes: Yes, there are crypts which look like holes. Frequent sore throats necessitates an exam by an ENT doc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 ?
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
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?
Are large tonsular crypts normal? Never had tonsil stones. Tonsils & throat have been red for a few years. Dr said no cure, no treatement, no reason.
No problem: If you have no discomfort with your throat, just leave it alone. ...Read more
Hi, I have removed tonsil stones using gargling salt water and a q tip and swelling has already reduced, how long for the throat discomforts to leave?
Cause? Severe throat pain on the left side only when i 'grind' my throat/swallow. I've had tonsil stones for years, seems unrelated. &just got over cold
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