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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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How do I get rid of this cyst or abcess on the roof of my mouth?

How do I get rid of this cyst or abcess on the roof of my mouth?

Need to see it: If it is caused by an infection in a tooth, then the tooth needs to either be removed or have a root canal therapy. If it is caused from something else, then the cause needs to be found and treated. ...Read more

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In an X-ray my dentist found a cyst between 2 teeth. How do I get a cyst in my mouth in the jaw?

In an X-ray my dentist found a cyst between 2 teeth.  How do I get a cyst in my mouth in the jaw?

Not unusual: Cysts are a sac like structure that is filled with fluids and can occur anywhere in the body. Some of the causes are generics, trauma, infection . Have you dentist do a complete evaluation of the area and discuss treatment options with you. ...Read more

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I had surgery to remove a dental cyst now when i bend forward i get shooting pains through right side of my face, runny nose metal taste in my mouth?

I had surgery to remove a dental cyst now when i bend forward i get shooting pains through right side of my face, runny nose metal taste in my mouth?

opening to sinus: If the cyst was in the vicinity of the sinus the removal may have created an opening from the mouth to the sinus. These often heal and close on their own. Antibiotics would be prescribed along with precautions regarding creating pressure between the mouth and sinus such as drinking through a straw. If it doesn't close on its own surgery would be required. Follow-up with your dentist. ...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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I have a cyst on my tonsil, is this normal?

No: How do you know it is a cyst. If there is a swelling in one of the tonsils, it would be prudent to see your doctor to have it evaluated. ...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?

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

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Do you have to go to doctor if have tonsil cyst?

Do you have to go to doctor if have tonsil cyst?

Yes: This may be a cyst or may be a solid mass. Best to have your otolaryngologist look at it. ...Read more

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Ive had a tonsil Cyst for 3-4 years . hasnt caused any problems. Is it dangerous or can it be cancerous?

Ive had a tonsil Cyst for 3-4 years . hasnt caused any problems. Is it dangerous or can it be cancerous?

No: Cysts in the tonsils are benign (not cancer). And if it hasn't changed over 3-4 years, that increases our confidence that it is benign. ...Read more

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Had tonsils removed along with a cyst in my left sinus 5 days ago. What should I expect over the next few weeks?

Had tonsils removed along with a cyst in my left sinus 5 days ago. What should I expect over the next few weeks?

Post surgery: Tonsillectomy in adults results in a significant sore throat after surgery with possible low grade fever, ear pain, and bad breath. Be sure to keep drinking a lot of fluids and do not get dehydrated. The removal of the sinus cyst may cause some nasal congestion and a little blood drainage from the nostril for a week or so. Contact your doctor if you have any significant bleeding or fever. ...Read more

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I found a mass on my tonsil recently. It looks like a cyst and seemed to appear out of no where since i haven't been sick in 4 months.

I found a mass on my tonsil recently. It looks like a cyst and seemed to appear out of no where since i haven't been sick in 4 months.

Probable mucous cyst: The tonsil contains crevasses and pits that sometimes become obstructed and can fill with skin or mucous debris forming white to, yellow smooth rounded usually asymptomatic bumps. If no symptoms then just observe. ...Read more