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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hi, Are there any bones either next to or behind your tonsils?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   Drxxxhere
User :   Hi, do you know if there are any bones either next or behind your tonsils?
Doctor :   How may i help u?
Doctor :   Age please?
User :   33
Doctor :   tell me your symptoms please ?
Doctor :   no there are no bones in that area
User :   for about 6 months I have noticed one of my tonsils is larger than the other and when I put my finger in my mouth I can feel two bones next to it
Doctor :   are they painful ?
User :   yes when I push them
Doctor :   there is a mastoid bone but its far its the inner of your jaw bone
User :   so i wouldn't be able to feel this?
Doctor :   do you have any sore throe or hoarseness in voice
User :   no
Doctor :   throat **
Doctor :   fever ?
User :   no, when I first noticed the tonsil I did noticed 3 white spots on it which have long since disappeared
Doctor :   well if you are pushing your finger too deep then you might be causing an injury, any problem you have swallowing your food ??
User :   no
Doctor :   your signs dont look as if you have any infection and the pain you are having could be because of the constant touching with your finger.
User :   the bones feel pointy too, and I have been getting slight sharp twinges around that area and at the bottom of my ear, not sure if it's related
Doctor :   so what you do now is you can go get a physical examination done by a ENT doctor, all he will do is flash a light in your throat and look with instrument, will take about 2 mins and it will all be clear
Doctor :   just dont keep on touching it as you might get it infected
User :   I have been to my doctor about it twice and he felt it and had a look with a flashlight and said it all looked ok
Doctor :   well then you have nothing to worry about, if its been examined. see our main concerned is an infection or if you are facing problem eating or swallowing.
User :   I thought I would ask because of the twinges I have been having and I just don't have any idea what the bones could be
Doctor :   no there are no sharp bones there. was your doctor a ENT guy ?
User :   no just my normal doctor
Doctor :   better to go see a ENT doctor
Doctor :   that would be more advisable for you

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