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What does green spots on tonsils mean? Is it from tonsillitis or like std?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Tonsillitis

Spots on the tonsils usually do mean tonsillitis.
The spots associated with tonsillitis can be white, tan, yellow, green or even grey or purple. The most common causes of tonsillitis include strep, mono and other common bacteria. Stds can also cause tonsillitis, but these are less common. The only way to definitively determine the cause if the infection is with a culture. You should be seen.

In brief: Tonsillitis

Spots on the tonsils usually do mean tonsillitis.
The spots associated with tonsillitis can be white, tan, yellow, green or even grey or purple. The most common causes of tonsillitis include strep, mono and other common bacteria. Stds can also cause tonsillitis, but these are less common. The only way to definitively determine the cause if the infection is with a culture. You should be seen.
Dr. Brian Affleck
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Need eval to know

Although it is likely an infection, there are many possible causes.
We can't tell you the source with the available information.

In brief: Need eval to know

Although it is likely an infection, there are many possible causes.
We can't tell you the source with the available information.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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