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How common is tonsil re growth?

How common is tonsil re growth?

Tonsil Regrowth: This is not seen very often and actually would indicate that the tonsil was not completely removed to start with. Most likely the residual tonsillar tissue has enlarged. It would be beneficial to have an ENT doctor take a look to confirm this is all that it is however. ...Read more

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What can cause a growth on my tonsil?

What can cause a growth on my tonsil?

Tonsillar growth: Greetings. Changes to the tonsils can come from lymph tissue changes/asymmetries, viral lesions, cancerous lesions. Or actually a shrinking or atrophy of 1 tonsil causing the opposite to look differently. See your ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Growth on tonsil, a bit concerned, what to do?

Growth on tonsil, a bit concerned, what to do?

Have it checked: If you notice something abnormal about your tonsil, have it checked by your doctor. Your primary care doctor is a good place to start but if you're still concerned, an ENT doctor can help you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with the feeling that something was stuck in my tonsil. However after inspection I found a small black growth. Any ideas?

I woke up this morning with the feeling that something was stuck in my tonsil. However after inspection I found a small black growth. Any ideas?

Get checked: Although at your age, something bad seems improbable, black lesion could either be a small area of dead tissue as a result of infection, fungus or an actual tissue growth. Best to get this checked at your earliest opportunity. Depending on what it is, you may need a biopsy, tonsillectomy or some other medical treatment. Best to get it figured out soon. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What do non cancerous growths of the tonsils look like?

What do non cancerous growths of the tonsils look like?

Tonsil growth: There are several types of tonsil growths that are not cancers. Each can be different. One of the most common is a mucocele. This has a very smooth ball-like appearance that is yellow or tan in color. Other tonsil growths will simply look like the tonsil is simply bigger. Cancerous growths of the tonsils will look like it has multiple heads or a crater or ulcer with an "angry" appearance. ...Read more

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What could cause an orange-looking growth on my right tonsil?

What could cause an orange-looking growth on my right tonsil?

Tonsil mass: Recommend to have it looked at by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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My daughter has a white tear drop shaped growth on her left tonsil. What could it be?

My daughter has a white tear drop shaped growth on her left tonsil. What could it be?

Exudate?: Without seeing it directly, it is hard to tell. But if it hasn't been there long, it may be a tonsillar exudate (pus). Exudates can form from bacterial or viral illnesses. If this is the case, your pediatrician can sample the exudate to determine if it is strep throat. See your pediatrician especially if she has a fever of greater than 100.4F, no cough, and swollen neck glands. ...Read more

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I'm getting a small flesh looking growth removed from my tonsil how worried about cancer should I be?

I'm getting a small flesh looking growth removed from my tonsil how worried about cancer should I be?

Cancer Concerns: I encourage you to take a deep breath & try to relax. We are not able to diagnose this through this forum. When this is excised and the biopsy pathology is checked - you will know for certain. I certainly hope that you will have cause to feel reassured when this info is available. Take care ...Read more

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Small piece of flesh colored growth above right tonsil. Looks like there's a pouch inside it. No symptoms.

Small piece of flesh colored growth above right tonsil. Looks like there's a pouch inside it. No symptoms.

Needs to be seen.: It is hard to tell what the lesion may be without seeing it. You should see a ENT physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Had my tonsils and adenoids removed 2 months ago. I see what looks like a growth right where tonsils used to be. Is it possible they are growing back?

Had my tonsils and adenoids removed 2 months ago. I see what looks like a growth right where tonsils used to be. Is it possible they are growing back?

Unlikely: Unlikely but possible. Most likely what you're seeing is some scar tissue or at the side of the surgery. If concern, please see your ENT surgeon for evaluation. Hope this answer was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Small growth in front of left tonsil area (tonsils removed) no pain, no change in size over months. Pus comes out when prodded. Should I be worried?

Small growth in front of left tonsil area (tonsils removed) no pain, no change in size over months. Pus comes out when prodded. Should I be worried?

Exam needed: Pus indicates an infection, but there usually is pain associated with an abcess in that area. It is advisable to have a throat exam by your physician or an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Had my tonsils and adenoids removed two months ago. I notice a growth of tissue in back near right tonsil area and tongue. What could it be?

Had my tonsils and adenoids removed two months ago. I notice a growth of tissue in back near right tonsil area and tongue. What could it be?

Possible tonsil: It is possible for tonsils to regrow when they are removed, but usually they do not grow back to their original size. It is best to have your doctor look at this to make sure it is tonsil tissue and not some other sort of growth. ...Read more

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I just had my tonsils and adenoids removed it's been about 3-4 weeks and now I have a small yellow growth near the surgical sight what could this be?

I just had my tonsils and adenoids removed it's been about 3-4 weeks and now I have a small yellow growth near the surgical sight what could this be?

I think: You may be noticing a SUTURE (STITCH) which will dissolve with time! If no other symptoms ignore it! If it does not get smaller in a few weeks. Get the area inspected by your PCP (Primary Care Provider)

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Similar growth back behind tonsils both sides of mouth. Long and flat any idea what maybe. Going to doctor tomorrow.?

Similar growth back behind tonsils both sides of mouth. Long and flat any idea what maybe. Going to doctor tomorrow.?

Lateral bands: These are called lateral pharyngeal bands. Similar to the tonsils they possess lymphocytes (white blood cells).
They are not growths but can become swollen with infection. As long as you are seeing your physician tomorrow, he or she may be able to reassure you. However, the fact they are symmetrically enlarged, strongly suggest that this is not serious. ...Read more

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Peritonsillar abcess or peritonsillar cellulitis. I have all the symptoms, but don't see a pus growth, just large tonsils and pain. How to know?

Peritonsillar abcess or peritonsillar cellulitis. I have all the symptoms, but don't see a pus growth, just large tonsils and pain. How to know?

Get seen, Jeff: If your airway might be compromised, go to the emergency room. If you simply have a bad sore throat and big tonsils, it's unlikely you have cellulitis or an abscess. Both are spectacular illnesses; cellulitis spreads through your tissues dramatically, while an abscess is palpable as a fluctuant mass that you may feel tempted to drain like you pop a pimple -- don't try it on your own. ...Read more

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I'm 18 I have a small lump (no growth)right Infront of my tragus (ear)it disappears when I open my mouth. It has no pain or symptoms. I also have tonsils.

I'm 18 I have a small lump (no growth)right Infront of my tragus (ear)it disappears when I open my mouth. It has no pain or symptoms. I also have tonsils.

3 possibilities: 1.) Jaw joint disc dislocation

2.) lymph node that moves into the jaw joint when you open your mouth

3.) small growth of parotid gland

recommend you see Head and Neck surgeon for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Growth of tonsils and pain in throat when drinking water... Plz tell what to do...

Growth of tonsils and pain in throat when drinking water... Plz tell what to do...

Tonsillitis?: Inflammation and infection of your tonsils can cause them to swell as well as produce discomfort with swallowing, etc. Best for you to see a health care provider to assess you for a possible infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed a small, white, cyst like growth in my throat, under my left tonsil, protruding out of the side of the wall. Should I be worried?

I noticed a small, white, cyst like growth in my throat, under my left tonsil, protruding out of the side of the wall. Should I be worried?

Maybe: Generally anything like this you should see a primary care doctor or ear nose and throat for specific diagnosis and treatment. Generally if you're having difficulty swallowing drooling or stiff neck seek emergency treatment ...Read more

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I have a "growth" that kind of dangles from my right tonsils. Throat has felt tender a few days the thing moves if I touch it with a cotton swab.

I have a "growth" that kind of dangles from my right tonsils. Throat has felt tender a few days the thing moves if I touch it with a cotton swab.

Papilloma of pharynx: You may have a papilloma, a benign growth on mucosa. You should seek the attention of an otolaryngologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have a growth in my throat go down esophagus for 4 years I am always sick and its hard to swallow and take pills I do not have tonsils what is it?

Growth: Hello, I have to say that it is hard to imagine what type of growth may cause your symptoms without a careful examination and endoscopy. I would recommend you see your ENT doctor for a complete evaluation and possibly imagery. ...Read more

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Tonsils removed when 8. 2 months ago noticed peasized fleshy painless growth on Rh side of throat where tonsil normally would be. Recent sore throat?

Tonsils removed when 8. 2 months ago noticed peasized fleshy painless growth on Rh side of throat where tonsil normally would be. Recent sore throat?

Residual Tonsil?: When a tonsillectomy is performed, frequently a small portion, usually at the base, remains. This can be the site of recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Can growths that are like tonsil stones come from deeper down into the throat, from other glands, the trachea, the esophagus, and even the lungs?

Can growths that are like tonsil stones come from deeper down into the throat, from other glands, the trachea, the esophagus, and even the lungs?

Well: I've always understood tonsil stones to be food debris broken down by bacteria that get stuck in the crypts of your tonsils. Never heard of this entity anywhere else. Just wash them out or brush them away ...Read more

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Just recovered from sore throat. Noticed a fleshy growth where palatine tonsil used to be. It's painless, some discomfort swallowing. Advice?

Just recovered from sore throat. Noticed a fleshy growth where palatine tonsil used to be. It's painless, some discomfort swallowing. Advice?

Please see a doctor-: Your question is very important- your description is concerning and will need more dialogue that is better done in front of a doctor in a clinic or hospital- not in this forum. Please see your doctor.. ...Read more

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A CT scan revealed a growth on my lingual tonsil. I'm awaiting biopsy results. What could they reveal and when will my throat feel better?

A CT scan revealed a growth on my lingual tonsil. I'm awaiting biopsy results. What could they reveal and when will my throat feel better?

Wait for reports: Lingual tonsil is located back part of tongue, it has not only squamus epithelium, lymphatic tissue. All inflammatory changes seen on lymph nodes will also be seen it then will be benign reaction, how ever squamus. Cell cancer, lymphoma can also develop in lingual tonsil. Wait for for final reports good luck. ...Read more

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A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?

A red sore throat with more than usual veins showing, a white canker sore on the soft pallet, 1 white internal spot on tonsil, a growth with tiny pin size white spots (polyp maybe) hanging from uvula?

See your doctor: Are you expecting us to diagnose you over the internet and come up with some great medication for you to take to eliminate your symptoms quickly and easily? Either ride everything out or see your primary care physician for an evaluation. Feel better soon. ...Read more