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Enlarged tonsils, tickling in throat, white string attached to it. Swallowed something cancerous?

I have some problems with enlarged tonsils. Recently, I noticed a tickle in my throat , it turned out to be a little white string coming out of my tonsil. I went to my doctor, he pulled on it. It was VERY attached and hurt. He sent me to a specialist, but when I got there....the string was gone. What was it??? I m a little worried about possibly having swallowed something cancerous?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome to HCM!
Do not worry. It is not cancer.

Tonsillitis (inflammed tonsils) can have whitish patches/ pus of infection on the tonsils and they can hurt.
Even if it is swallowed, nothing will happen.

Continue with the advised treatment and antibiotics.
If white curdy patches are forming again in the throat, rule out fungus (candida).

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck!
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Thank you!
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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