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What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from?

What do people normally get a tonsil cyst from?

Not sure: "tonsil cyst" isn't a medical term, so it is hard to know exactly what you are talking about. Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are collections of food and infection which are whitish and are common. They cause bad breath, and sometimes reflect chronic tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Why do you get a cyst on your tonsils?

Why do you get a cyst on your tonsils?

See below: Mucous retention cysts are common on tonsils. It is likely genetic in origin. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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I get tonsil stones. Ive had a white pus cyst on my tonsils for over 6 mths and a specialist advised it is nothing & may go. Is it safe if i pop it?

I get tonsil stones. Ive had a white pus cyst on my tonsils for over 6 mths and a specialist advised it is nothing & may go. Is it safe if i pop it?

Yes: yes it is ok to pop it but beware of a "fun" taste and then do a warm salt rinse afterwards. You might have some slight bleeding so don't be alarmed. You can also have them sucked out with a small surgical suction tip. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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What causes tonsil cysts?

What causes tonsil cysts?

Not to worry: The tonsils in the throat are lined with squamous epithelium (skin). Sometimes the normal growth of this lining can invaginate and grow inwards causing a benign cyst. If there is no redness around the cyst and if does not cause pain or enlarge, i would not worry about it. The question is, is this really a cyst? See an ENT doctor for reassurance. ...Read more

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Do tonsil cysts cause any pain?

Do tonsil cysts cause any pain?

Tonsil cysts: They never cause pain, and rarely cause any symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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Does a tonsil cyst go away on its own?

Does a tonsil cyst go away on its own?

Sometimes: They may spontaneously drain, but if they persist and are symptomatic, best to see your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a cyst on my tonsil?

How can I tell if I have a cyst on my tonsil?

Tonsil Cyst: Tonsil cysts are usually visible on the surface of the tonsil and can be seen during an oral exam. If you are concerned about a tonsil cyst, make sure to see your primary care provider or your local ear nose and throat specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have a cyst on my tonsil for years?

Yes: It is possible to have cysts in tonsils for years and years without causing any symptoms/problems. ...Read more

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I have 9mm cyst on right tonsil, is that considered small?

I have 9mm cyst on right tonsil, is that considered small?

No: Although this is most likely a benign cyst, it is not small. 9mm is almost 1/3 of an inch. If it is not tender with redness around it, and it has been there for months, i would not worry about it. A 2-3 mm. Cyst is what i would call small. Watch it over the course of 6 months and if it remains the same size, i would not worry, but have an ENT doctor check it to give you some peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can a tonsil cyst feel and taste like a tonsil stone?

Can a tonsil cyst feel and taste like a tonsil stone?

Tonsil: A tonsil cyst and a tonsil stone are very different problems, but they can both present with pressure, pain and discomfort. As for taste...Not really. A tonsil stone smells quite putrid and the taste typically follows. There usually isn't much to take with a tonsil cyst. ...Read more