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Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
5 years in practice
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My daughter has a white tear drop shaped growth on her left tonsil. What could it be?

Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
5 years in practice
21K people helped
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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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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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?

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

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Hassan Arshad
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Growth on tonsil, a bit concerned, what to do?

Dr. Hassan Arshad
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
11 years in practice
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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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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
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What can cause a growth on my tonsil?

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
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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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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Jeffrey Braaten
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
31 years in practice
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How common is tonsil re growth?

Dr. Jeffrey Braaten
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Brian Affleck
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Brian Affleck
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
830K people helped
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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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What could cause an orange-looking growth on my right tonsil?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Lonnie Smith
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
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Small piece of flesh colored growth above right tonsil. Looks like there's a pouch inside it. No symptoms.

Dr. Lonnie Smith
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Brian Affleck
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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What do non cancerous growths of the tonsils look like?

Dr. Brian Affleck
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. James Rochester
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
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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?

Dr. James Rochester
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
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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?

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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