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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I saw a small growth in my throat, size of pea, in tonsil area. I pressed on it with my finget and some pus/blood came out. Now it looks like piece of flesh hanging there. No pain or anything. What it may be?

Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :  
small growth was there for how many days?
User :   i noticed it last week
Doctor :   did you had fever or sore throat during that period?
User :   nothing, I was looking at my teath and saw this small lump. it was whitish in color. Now, after it was squized it just looks like piece of flesh hanging there
Doctor :  
what was the thing came out was it pus or a white cheesy kind material?
User :   it was more like yellow pus and some blood
User :   yellw/cler puss
Doctor :  
Doctor :   from the description it seems more likely to be a retension cyst
User :   kind of cheesy smelling
Doctor :   yes
User :   what about this piece of flesh hunging there?
Doctor :   when the cyst has been ruptured the cheese content inside has escaped and it is the covering of the cyst which is hanging out there
Doctor :  
usually it will fall of by itself if a few days
User :   will it go away on its own?
User :   ok
Doctor :  
if it doesn't than surgical excision may be required
User :   one more thing: the little skin/flesh that is left is the size of rice and it comes out from the tonsil opening
Doctor :  
User :   what if it feels up again?
User :   fills - sorry
Doctor :   any cyst needs to be excised
Doctor :  
since it has ruptured it can be watched
Doctor :  
if it fills again than a surgical procedure called marsupilization or excision needs to be done
User :   ok thank you doctor, anything else?
Doctor :   you can do gargling with mouth washes
Doctor :  
this is to prevent the raw skin getting infected
User :   i do gargling with salt water, is that ok?
Doctor :   yes that is also fine
User :   ok, thank you for your help
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bye for now
User :   thanks
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