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Tonsil Stones Or Cancer
Beside having oral HPV will chronic tonsillitis turn tonsil cancer?Can you get tonsil cancer with no tonsils?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?
Not from vallecula: The vallecula is a gutter between the epiglottis and base of tongue that is covered with the lingual tonsils. The palatine tonsils sit just lateral to, the vallecula. Tonsil stones are usually from actinomyces bacteria from the mouth that get into crypts in the tonsils and could spill into the vallecula. Normal swallowing should be able to clear the vallecula. ...Read more
37y healthy female never smoked tonsil stones x 10yr Removed lots stones when pushed on tonsil Tonsils appear swollen w/ large pockets. Tonsil cancer?
Not likely: but only an exam by a qualified doctor can tell the difference. You need to show your tonsils to a doctor. ...Read more
Yes it can.: Tonsil cancer presents as a mass, ulcer or swelling of the tonsil. It can be infected and look like tonsillitis. But tonsillitis itself does not becessarily become cancer. Tonsil cancer occurs more in smokers, drinkers and persons with poor oral hygiene. It also occurs more in persons with certains types of genital virus infection. ...Read more
I've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?
GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more
Right tonsil larger than left for years. Tonsil stones. No other Symptoms. Non smoker, Occasional Drinker. Im 26. Could this be tonsil cancer?
No: Similar questions have been appearing for months. If you've seen as many tonsils as most of us have, you'd know that most are asymmetrical. Stop worrying. ...Read more
Various ways: I have known patients who were bothered by their "tonsil stones" who used a tooth-pick to clean out the tonsil stones; others reported that they used a "water pik" with great success. Try also daily gargling with salt water (saline) containing manuka honey - "nature's antibiotic". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have benign microscopic hematuria that isn't caused by bladder cancer, kidney stones, kidney disease etc?
Here are some ...: More than 100 reasons can be listed for microhematuria, i.e., >3 RBCs / HPF, and the odd from urinary malignancy is low at around 3 % in thorough work-up with imaging studies and cystoscopy, etc. Although Doc could not specifically give definite DX for all occasions, a proper attention to ?UTI, ?obstruction, ?stones, ?tumors, and ?kidney inflammation of a wide range of causes should well cover... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: They are uncomfortable and smell bad, which can be a significant social liability. The best way to get rid of them is with a water pick, assisted by a mirror and a penlight. If you try something like a half-unbent paper clip, be careful not to hurt yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the possibilities of bone cancer or metastases form throat cancer that had a primary in the left tonsil. Stage 4in tonsil and 3 lymph nodes/ ?
Does having gallbladder removed increase risk of colon cancer? Or does gallbladder removal cause colon cancer?
Dense bones: Classic differential diagnosis: renal osteodystrophy (maybe all 3) sickle cell disease (prob not) myelofibrosis (could cause all 3) osteopetrosis (could) pyknodysostosis (rare and you would know) metastatic carcinoma (could) mastocytosis (rare but maybe) paget disease (prob not) athletes (no) fluorosis (rare). ...Read more