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What could be causing yellow and smelly chunks to grow in my throat?

What could be causing yellow and smelly chunks to grow in my throat?

Tonsils: If your tonsils have not been removed a common malodorous complaint are tonsilar concretions. They are small, foul-smelling accumulations of food and bacteria sometimes coughed up into the mouth. Ask your dentist. ...Read more

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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


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I have this weird whitish yellow chunk of substance coming from my throat ?

I have this weird whitish yellow chunk of substance coming from my throat ?

Just a guess: but if you ever looked at your tonsils before you could have seen some little holes that had such stuff in them. It is the result of old infection. May smell bad. Not worrisome though. ...Read more

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Earlier I felt like I had something in my throat, so I tried clearing it and A chunk of what seems to be bloody tissue came out. It has yellow mucus ?

Earlier I felt like I had something in my throat, so I tried clearing it and A chunk of what seems to be bloody tissue came out. It has yellow mucus ?

Can be benign or not: Causes of your symptoms can be from debris in tonsil pits, chronic nose, throat , sinus or lung infections, or tumors in nose, sinuses, neck, or mouth or lungs. ...Read more

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The past 2 weeks I have been having lower right quadrant pain, i don't have an appendix anymore. I had the flu a few weeks back and these foul smelling yellow chunks coming from my throat. Any idea? M, 27y

The past 2 weeks I have been having lower right quadrant pain, i don't have an appendix anymore. I had the flu a few weeks back and these foul smelling yellow chunks coming from my throat. Any idea? M, 27y

How about a CT: This sounds worrisome . The right lower quadrant may be influenced by a right sided pneumonia. This especially with this foul smelling stuff. I would see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I am coughing up chunks of mucus, yellow & thick cold 2 weeks but subsiding. Had nasal congestion with yellow mucus now that's gone. Feel it in throat?

I am coughing up chunks of mucus, yellow & thick cold 2 weeks but subsiding. Had nasal congestion with yellow mucus now that's gone. Feel it in throat?

Sinus infection?: About 10% of people who had a cold ended up with a sinus infection. Since this has been going on for 2 weeks, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello ms.Cannon, I've been having a sore throat and a cough lately. I thought it cleared up after a while but now when I wake up in the morning I hack up a hard brownish reddish yellow chunk ...(while doing so I feel like I'm choking) It's really big so

Hello ms.Cannon, I've been having a sore throat and a cough lately. I thought it cleared up after a while but now when I wake up in the morning I hack up a hard brownish reddish yellow chunk ...(while doing so I feel like I'm choking) 

It's really big so

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor in case you need a prescription. stay well hydrated,and rest . treat some of the symptoms with OTC medicine,like Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever,or Ibuprofen for pain and body aches. drink hot green tea with a lemon,and honey. see a physician for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I get a lot of what I was told is tonsilitus...I keep getting a lot of smelly white/yellow balls in throat and causes my throat to b dry. Any suggestion?

I get a lot of what I was told is tonsilitus...I keep getting a lot of smelly white/yellow balls in throat and causes my throat to b dry. Any suggestion?

Food?: 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. ...Read more

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