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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