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White Discharge From Tonsil
What is the white discharge in my mouth? This discharge I get after brushing my teeth. It is slimmy and at times covers my teeth, its on my cheeks
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
I have a yellow discharge in my tonsils, it's not tonsil stones, just like an ooze and there's some swelling. What could it be? How do I treat it?
White tiny spot behind throat near tonsil, but not in tonsil. About months no pain nothing. When sqeez has discharge and appers again same area?
Sounds like small ab: Better see your doctor for treatment and stop squeezing. You could easily spread the problem and then you will have a real problem. So see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more
I have two oval shaped holes on/near my tonsils. There is no discharge in them, they are completely empty. My throat is also sore.?
Possibly large tonsi: Large tonsils typically have increased irregularities. They can also get infected, hae abcesses, and major distortion. Mostly it is just that they are enlarged and irregular but difficult to judge witout seeing them. ...Read more
My daughter has a small hole in her throat, near her tonsils. Yellow/creamy discharge came out recently. What is this?
Tonsillar crypt: The surface of the tonsil has multiple crevices or crypts. Sometimes these crevices will become enlarged and fill with a yellow, cheesy looking material which may be a combination of bacteria and extruded cells. They are usually single, except in an acute infection, and often cause minor discomfort. A peritonsillar abscess could drain, but there would be severe sore throat & swelling first. ...Read more
I have small ulcer/white mark on my right side of tonsil, my ENT doc says Aphthous ulcer, hav nose block/water discharge. Slight diff swallow, no pain?
Follow ENT Direction: If you have no pain, you should at least do warm saline gargles, but slight difficulty swallowing is an issue. You've not listed what s/he said to do to help with this. They are the expert in their field, and would follow their guidelines for OTC and Rx meds/inhalers needed to resolve your condition as quickly as possible. Also stay away from acidic fruits/foods, and get rest and destress AMAP. ...Read more
See your GP: Small amounts of whitish discharge can be normal but if you are sexually active, this could be an STI such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia. If you are not sexually active this could be a yeast infection or Bacterial Vaginosis (which is when your normal bacteria increases & becomes problematic). In short you need to see your doctor who will take swabs and send to ...Read more
It may be leukorrhea: Leukorrhea is a normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have a discharge which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it evaluated. ...Read more
D/C: What is your gender? If you have clumpy, white vaginal d/c that causes burning & redness wtih no odor - that might be a yeast infection. If this is a secretion that you always have with no odor, no redness, no itching or pain that increases with ovulation (or pregnancy) it could be leukorrhea. If you are concerned please be evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more
Vaginal?: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
See your doctor: What you describe is consistent with an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis, the cause of bacterial vaginosis which is present in the vagina in over 70% of women. It is quite east to diagnose and very treatable, see your doctor. ...Read more
Uncertain: Normal vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea. It is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. ^ is seen w ovulation ; pregnancy. It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have an odor which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it evaluated. ...Read more
See your OB_GYN: It is unclear what is going on. See doctor, give sexual history, and he or she can examine and test if needed. ...Read more
Female or male?: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more
See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Not unusual: Hormonal contraception may cause vaginal discharge in some women. White/clear discharge that is odorless or without other symptoms may be normal, and expexcted. You should have an exam if their is a musty or fish-like odor, there is yellow/green dsch or any other vaginal symptoms like burning or itching. If you think you may be at risk for stds, use a condom and you may consider a gyn exam. ...Read more
Several reasons: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
My take. ..: This sign, white discharge, alone is not enough to offer correct answer. To better get to the point, go to see a urologist who can analyze your detailed Hx + do physical exam + testing urine & others so to deduce right Dx for correct Rx as needed + counsel you for the future. Best wish. .. ...Read more
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