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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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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Are these white spots in the back of my throat bad?

Are these white spots in the back of my throat bad?

Preobably not: But may be due to fungal infection and needs to be treated. See your family physician now before it really gets worse. ...Read more

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What are the white spots at the back of my throat?

What are the white spots at the back of my throat?

Infection: If you have a sore throat and there are white spots, it may be infection (pus). If you are otherwise feeling relatively well, it may be thrush (fungal infection). Both can be treated. ...Read more

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What are white spots in both tonsils and inside one nostril?

What are white spots in both tonsils and inside one nostril?

Possible infection: White spots on tonsils without fevers or signs of infection can be tonsiliths. Especially with bad breath. If this is a recent occurrence, i would suggest visiting a family doctor for a possible infection to the upper airway. ...Read more

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What are those white/yellowish ball that come from the back of my throat?

What are those white/yellowish ball that come from the back of my throat?

Tonsilliths: Hello, food particles can get stuck in the pockets or crevices of your tonsils. Gargle with plain water after every meal. This should help to keep your tonsils clean. ...Read more

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Curious as to why are there red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Curious as to why are there red bumps at the back of my tongue?

Mostly normal: These are your taste buds, and everyone has them. The only reason for concern is if they change size, shape, or color. ...Read more

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What are the bumps on the breast with white stuff in them?

What are the bumps on the breast with white stuff in them?

Are they on the : Areola (colored skin around the nipple)? If so, they are likely montgomery glands- they contain material that helps to lubricate the tissues. ...Read more

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Found out that there are holes in my tonsils and the roof of my mouth is yellowish. Are my tonsils even normal?

Found out that there are holes in my tonsils and the roof of my mouth is yellowish. Are my tonsils even normal?

Tonsilliths: Hello, food particles can get stuck in the pockets or crevices of your tonsils. Gargle with plain water after every meal. This should help to keep your tonsils clean. ...Read more

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What are these bumps at the back of my uvula?

What are these bumps at the back of my uvula?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What are the stone like lumps in the back of my throat?

What are the stone like lumps in the back of my throat?

Tonsil stones: Can cause recurrent sore throats, tonsillitis, and bad breath. Suggest ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My tonsils look look inflamed. There are streaks of blood on my tonsils and at the back of my throat. What could be wrong?

My tonsils look look inflamed. There are streaks of blood on my tonsils and at the back of my throat. What could be wrong?

Could be: A brewing infection. Many viruses and some bacteria can cause infections/inflammation of the back of the throat/tonsils. If you are having fevers, painful lymph nodes and/or problems swallowing, you should be evaluated by a doctor, as this could be related to a specific type of bacteria that requires antibiotic therapy to prevent complications. ...Read more

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What are the causes of those little bumps in the roof of your mouth to become swollen and hurt?

What are the causes of those little bumps in the roof of your mouth to become swollen and hurt?

Palatal bumps?: It could be a host of possibilities. Without seeing it in person, it's hard to say and only a guess. Irritation from food and inflammation from smoking would be my first two guesses. Have your own dentist take a look at it and try to establish the exact cause in your case. ...Read more

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Please describe these white lumps at the back of my mouth?

Please describe these white lumps at the back of my mouth?

See below: The most common are candida and lichen planus the latter is a skin disease that when it occurs in the mouth is a white patch. However a premalignat lesion is also white so a physician should look at these and determine if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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What are the yellow/clear bumps in the back of my throat? Is this normal?

What are the yellow/clear bumps in the back of my throat? Is this normal?

Likely normal: Normally there are collections of lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat that my look like small bumps. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What can i do when the bumps in the back of my tongue are uncomfortable and different in size?

What can i do when the bumps in the back of my tongue are uncomfortable and different in size?

Nothing : Generally best left alone the lumps on the back of your tongue are taste buds. If they are painful this may be an irritation that usually settles within a few days. If the problem continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the black spots in my sperm?

What are the black spots in my sperm?

Most likely blood: but it is usually small amounts and of no real consequence. I once asked a Urologist friend of mine about the same thing and he said when he asked his attending he was told to simply turn out the lights so he did not see it. ...Read more