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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 :   I think my tonsil tissue is growing back. I had my tonsils removed when i was 17 and I am now 21. It feels like smalll bumps and skin tags are in place where my tonsils were taken out and extend down into my thoat a little.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   throat*
Doctor :   give me a couple of mins to read the query.
Doctor :   can i know your gender?
User :   femalw
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know what are the symptoms presently?
User :   I'm noticing the bumps are growing I think
Doctor :   ok
User :   It is irritating my tongue and the precence of the extrA SKIN is worrying me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when has this growth been?
User :   I noticed it for the first time a few days ago
User :   but i imagine it started a whlie back.
Doctor :   ok , do you have fever, cold cough, or similar complaints recently ?
User :   not currently, I had mono last year and last week i experienced a small sore throat.
User :   no fever, cold or cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this growth only on the throat or does it spread beyond?
User :   they are small clusters of tissue where the tonsils used to be and it seems to continue down a ways into my throat
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me explain this to you.
Doctor :   generally following infections of throat like sore throat or even mono, there is some membrane or tissues which remain
Doctor :   we need to examine them and find out what they are.
Doctor :   generally they resolve with time
Doctor :   if they persist and cause some symptoms of fever, a re infection may happen.
Doctor :   for which the doctor may give antibiotics if needed
Doctor :   some times it could be a mild allergic reaction or an inflammation too.
Doctor :   are you with me?
User :   yes
Doctor :   I would suggest you to do frequent salt water warm gargles

User :   I went to the ER last night because I starting having a panic attack due to feeling like there was something in my throat
Doctor :   this will reduce the congestion and increase blood supply
Doctor :   the discomfort will be reduced by this.
User :   I think it was more of a panic attack rather than actual choacking
Doctor :   ok
User :   thanks, I will start the garggling
Doctor :   do not worry, this is expected to fade out on gargling
Doctor :   since you had an infection too , it is taking some time
User :   do you think bumps can go down by garggling ?
Doctor :   gargle at least for 3 to 4 times a day
Doctor :   if it is due to infection, the size will come down.
User :   warm salt water?
Doctor :   and i suggest that you get the throat examined
Doctor :   yes, a pinch of salt in a glass of warm water
Doctor :   relieves congestion
Doctor :   if the doctor finds an infection, you will be given antibiotics
User :   the ER dr. gave me a note to see an ent within 2 days. so im going to try and find one that can see me this morning. if at all possible
Doctor :   yes, ENT is the right person
Doctor :   they will do a throat examination
Doctor :   if it is just due to infection , nothing to worry, they will subside.
User :   do you think its possible that the tissue from having them removed is growing back in pieces
Doctor :   no , that is unlikely .
Doctor :   I feel this is more so like an allergic or inflammation post infection.
Doctor :   did i answer all your questions?
Doctor :   i hope you followed my suggestions.
User :   yes, thank you!
User :   I will for sure
Doctor :   are ther any other questions i could help you with?
Doctor :   thanks, pleasure here
User :   I think we've covered everything
User :   thanks for your time.
Doctor :   thanks, for further help you can chat with us again anytime.
Doctor :   pleasure here
User :   will do
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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