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Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. Doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. Doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Eagles Syndrome: Could be Eagles Syndrome. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Eagle_syndrome
See an ENT surgeon tor diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a panic attack and started yelling and after that my tonsils hurt constantly and it hurts to swallow. Could I have strained my tonsils?

Panic attack: I understand your distress.
Yelling seems to suggest unresolved feelings of resentment and anger.
It is unlikely that your tonsils will hurt constantly due to yelling. See Physician for tonsils.

Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi

Become Captain over your panic, not VICTIM.
See Psychiatrist for Medication and Therapy for panic attack, and unresolved feelings. ...Read more

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Hurts to swallow, bumps on back of throat. Looks very strained and tonsils look smaller than usual?

Hurts to swallow, bumps on back of throat. Looks very strained and tonsils look smaller than usual?

Tonsillitis?: Is high on the list of possibilities. Hard to comment precisely. Need examination and may need throat swab. Recommend therefore seeing a doctor in person for examination ...Read more

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When I google oral HPV all that comes up is strain 16 and mouth cancer. How to tell if I have that strain?

When I google oral HPV all that comes up is strain 16 and mouth cancer. How to tell if I have that strain?

See your doctor: There is no do-it-yourself test for hpv. Your doctor can guide you if you need the test and what test you may need. ...Read more

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Genital and oral HPV are different types, right? Can any of genital strains of HPV also live in mouth (saliva, gums)?

Genital and oral HPV are different types, right? Can any of genital strains of HPV also live in mouth (saliva, gums)?

Not so fast: The cancer associated strains that are known to cause cervical cancer can also cause throat, penile & anal cancer. The germ is specific to the sexual practices of those who carry it. Genital/oral/anal strains are specific to those types of skin, so they do not live on your shoulder/feet/etc. But they are capable of living in several sites. ...Read more

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Can the strain of genital warts cause warts on your face or just in your mouth? How likely is it to get HPV on my face after one dose of guardisil?

Can the strain of genital warts cause warts on your face or just in your mouth? How likely is it to get HPV on my face after one dose of guardisil?

There are many...: ...Strains of the virus (hpv) that causes warts. Generally speaking, the strains that cause genital warts are not found in facial warts, although that has never been proven, to my knowledge. Gardisil protects against 4 of the strains of hpv that cause genital warts, so even multiple doses of gardisil are unlikely to have any effect on facial warts, one way or the other. ...Read more

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Would an ENT be able to tell if you have cancerous HPV strains in your mouth or throat?

Would an ENT be able to tell if you have cancerous HPV strains in your mouth or throat?

HPV TREATMENT: Yes an ENT CAN BIOPSY If they see a vocal cord polyp. Pathology will determine the strain and appropriate treatment will be recommended. HPV CAN BE TRANSMITTED VIA ORAL SEX. In women with HPV they need to be monitored closely with Pap smears if it develops into cervical dysplasia it needs to be treated surgically. It MAY BE DIFFICULT TO TREAT. Also you should notify sex partners if HPV is diagnose ...Read more

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Does rubbing motion of the penis in vagina or in mouth create new HPV warts, breakouts, or cancer? More sex = more HPV? Both ppl have same strain.

Does rubbing motion of the penis in vagina or in mouth create new HPV warts, breakouts, or cancer? More sex = more HPV? Both ppl have same strain.

Yes: Even though you both have HPV and are sure you have exactly the same strain (s), engaging in any unprotected intercourse or oral sex can increase your viral load (how many virus particles are in your body) and overwhelm your immune system, causing more breakouts of symptoms. And a higher viral load can increase your risk of cervical cancer and what stage it may be at. Use extreme caution. ...Read more

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What do tonsils do?

What do tonsils do?

Immune system: Tonsils are lymph tissue that help your immune system. ...Read more

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Bulges on tonsils? Normal?

Bulges on tonsils? Normal?

Tonsil anatomy: Normal tonsils have an irregular look to them and there can be bulges surrounding pits or crypts within the tonsils. Sometimes we'll see that a normal tonsil will actually have what looks like another lobe. If you are concerned about what you see, best to have your doctor examine to make sure it isn't something different than a normal tonsil. ...Read more

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Are holes in tonsils normal?

Are holes in tonsils normal?

Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic of tonsils. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on tonsil?

What causes bumps on tonsil?

Tonsil bumps: Bumps on tonsils may be normal. Tonsils are typically not smooth. If your tonsils look particularly bumpy and this is not their usual state, you should have your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ENT) have a look at them, especially if you are also experiencing throat pain, difficulty or pain swallowing or fever. ...Read more

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Are tonsils ment to be smooth?

Usually not: Palatine tonsils tend to be irregular with ridges or crypts. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a tonsil removal like?

Docs, what's a tonsil removal like?

Sore throat: During removal no pain you are under anesthesia after there is swelling in the back of the throat and a sore throat for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. There occasionally os some bleeding about a week after removal so be aware of this and let your surgeon know if this bleeding happens ...Read more

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For what reasons do we have tonsils?

For what reasons do we have tonsils?

Tonsils: Tonsils are part of the immune system. They help us fight off infections and take care of infection when such occurs. The are often considered specialized lymph nodes. Interestingly, we have four major tonsils in the mouth and throat, the adenoid or nasopharyngeal tonsil, the two palatine tonsils and the lingual tonsil. ...Read more

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What are the medications for tonsils?

Penicillin derivativ: I assume you mean for a n infection of the tonsils. If one is dealing with a positive strep verified by throat culture, penicillin derivates are the drug of choice. ...Read more

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Are your tonsils classified as an organ?

Are your tonsils classified as an organ?

Tonsils: Not really. Tonsils don't produce any chemicals like the thyroid or pancreas. They are part of the immune system and could be considered specialized lymph nodes. The have cells that help recognizing bad bacterial or other "bad bugs" and they get the immune system started on getting rid of the infection to keep you healthy ...Read more

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What are symtoms to have tonsils removed?

What are symtoms to have tonsils removed?

ENT Dr, can evaluate: The more common reasons for getting tonsils removed are: snoring, sleep apnea, frequent tonsil infections, and persistently enlarged tonsils with "crypts", which are holes containing pieces of firm whitish stuff. An ENT doctor (otorhinolaryngologist - ear nose throat doctor) can evaluate and make recommendations. ...Read more

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What are the white things in my tonsils?

What are the white things in my tonsils?

Food and stuff: The tonsils have crypts (caves) in them. When you swallow, food is pushed back and then to the sides of your throat. This causes food to be pushed into those crypts where it is trapped, mixes with bacteria and can cause bad breath.There is no way to prevent this other than removal of your tonsils. One can use a water pick or other safe manner to remove them. Other times it is from pus from infection. ...Read more

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Why do tonsils have like holes on them?

Holes in tonsils: The holes or pockets, sometimes called crypts, are naturally occuring folds in the tissue that makes up the tonsil themselves. ...Read more

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What are signs you have a tonsil abscess?

What are signs you have a tonsil abscess?

Clinical signs: Include inflammation and pain on palpation in the tonsillar region, symptoms include painful swallowing and possibly fever. ...Read more

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Are there any risks in removing tonsils as adults?

Are there any risks in removing tonsils as adults?

Bleeding in 2%: The rate of postoperative bleeding for both adults and children is noted to be 2%. Other risks include voice change, liquid escape into the nose (1%), change in taste (5%), and of course a very sore throat for at least two weeks. You will need two weeks off from work. When bleeding occurs this may require a return trip to the operating room to cauterize the spot that is bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the function of the tonsils. What causes pastules on the tonsils?

What is the function of the tonsils. What causes pastules on the tonsils?

Infection resisters: Part of the lymph system and trapping mechanism.
If infected can form pustules and slough tissue can be pock marked. ...Read more

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It feels like there is something stuck by my tonsils but I don't have any?

It feels like there is something stuck by my tonsils but I don't have any?

Throat foreign body: Lots of things can give the sensation of something stuck in the back of your throat, where your tonsils used to be. It could actually be a foreign body...fish bones are one of the common ones, but sometimes, it can just be a small healing injury from eating something hard. More often, it can be swelling in the throat even to the level of your voice box, which is a common problem if you reflux ...Read more

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What are tonsil stones?

What are tonsil stones?

Tonsilliths: They are bacterial colonies that form in tonsillar crypts. A common bacteria is actinomyces. It can give you a foreign body sensation in throat and halitosis. ...Read more