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What Do Tonsil Stones Look Like
I've had I Lil red bump in my tonsil for months and now there is 3....what could this be. ..they don't look like tonsil stones and they don't hurt?
Tonsil "bumps": A low grade infection - maybe draining a gum or tooth, but painless sores are always a red flag and it would be best to consult an ENT specialist if they don't clear up soon. ...Read more
Years ago I had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy but I'm coughing up what look like tonsil stones? Can't see them, what is it/how to get rid of them?
Tonsil stones : Sometimes when you have a tonsillectomy there is still a remnant remaining that could still cause tonsilloliths. Besides that, there is lymph tissue in the base of the tongue that might be a source of the problem. Brush your tongue in the back daily and gargle regularly. If no improvement in a month, see an ENT MD. ...Read more
Dark purple vein and white spot on the back of my throat does not look like or feel like tonsil stones the white spot size of quarter veins thick?
Tonsils look like chewed gum? They're the same size just asymmetrical and have small red veins all over them and back of throat. I get tonsil stones
Tonsils: Cannot diagnose you without more history and an exam. Go and show these to your PCP. Good luck. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones be covered with mucosa membrane? Ent Dr says tonsil stone but this doesn't look like the pics I seen. Sm round bump on tonsil cover
Tonsilloliths : Tonsils are filled with nooks and crannies where bacteria and other materials, including dead cells and mucous can become trapped. When this occurs, the debris can become concentrated in white formations that occur in the pockets. Tonsilloliths are formed when this trapped debris hardens, or calcifies. No tx needed if no symptoms.Your doctor may give antibiotics, or surgery if very large tonsils. ...Read more
Hello, i have had a cold lately, and since the last time my tonsils are stollen and seems like they are full of tonsil stones. Should i be worried?
Let your doctor know: You didn't describe any other symptoms to know if you have fever, chills, difficulty swallowing, pharyngitis, inability to talk, lethargy to know how much it's affecting your activities of daily living. Your doctor will know best if this is a common recurrence. It all depends on other variables. It should definitely be looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
I've always had craters in my tonsils that sometimes fill with tonsil stones but it seems like more craters are popping up and getting larger. Normal?
No, it is not normal: You probably have chronically infected tonsils. Get an ENT opinion, because you might benefit from tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Hi. it looks like there is a deeper crater in the top of my left tonsil. they are inflamed with tonsil stones but my biggest concern is the asymmetry.
Tonsil problem: Tonsoliths (stones in your tonsils) are common among the young with swollen, irregular tonsil tissue. Asymmetry is not unusual, and perhaps due to the size of these stones. Gargling, Q-tip/finger manipulation, or irrigation can dislodge larger stones, but only time or tonsillectomy will ultimately resolve them in my experience. These are not usually infectious, but if painful should be checked. ...Read more
IT CAN: The tonsilith, or tonsil stone can cause irritation and pressure. Best to see your otolaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more
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