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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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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 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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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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Can having your tonsils and adenoids removed cause a growth spurt in a toddler?

Can having your tonsils and adenoids removed cause a growth spurt in a toddler?

How large?: If his tonsils and adenoids are so large they are interfering with his breathing or eating, it is possible that nutritionally he will improve after surgery. ...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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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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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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