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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
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Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I have had mono in the past and i test positive for ebstine bar
User :   i have chronic tonsilitis
User :   anyway my tonsil now has what looks to be a piece hanging off of it
Doctor :   When did you had Mononucleosis? What symptoms are you having right now?
User :   I had mono about 4 years ago
Doctor :   Ok

User :   but there is no pain or anything now.. it doesnt hurt but they are always swollen
User :   recently its like a peice of it is falling off or hanging so much so i can feel it on my tongue and its really annoying
Doctor :   Did you take any medications for tonsillitis? Also may i know your age?

User :   im 25
User :   no im not on medication and the tonsillitis isnt my problem. my problem is the piece hanging off
User :   its the same color as the rest of my mouth
Doctor :   Since when is the piece hanging?
User :   i just started noticing it a few days ago
Doctor :   It seems to be due to chronic tonsillitis and you need to get them removed surgically.

Doctor :   Since it would not regress by medications.
User :   is that common to have growths or such if you have chronic tonsillitis?
Doctor :   Chronic tonsillitis can lead to pharyngitis, abcess, cryptic tonsillitis etc.

User :   i have cryptic tonsils.. i sometimes get tonsil stones
Doctor :   If not treated the infection can spread and lewd to other complications.
User :   and this thing that im trying to discribe is like a flap around a "crypt"
Doctor :   These crypts can trap the food particles and debris and lead to infection

User :   and it just kinda flaps there and its rather large and can be seen easily
Doctor :   Yes i understand small pocket like growths must be there.
User :   well there is a pocket. the pocket is clear of debris
Doctor :   Right now it is formed so it must be clear but later food particles may get collected in it .

User :   but there is a piece of flesh that is hanging there it looks like the rest of the tonsil and is connected to the tonsil but hangs freely and lays on my tongue
Doctor :   They are pink when healthy but become yellow or white when infected.
Doctor :   It can lead to Halitosis later and create problems later on.

Doctor :   Also chronic infection can be present.
User :   I know that a tonsil stone is.. i know what a crypt in my tonsil is. I have seen them. I am concerned because there is something HANGING OFF of my tonsil and on my tongue!!!
User :   is this a common thing? Should i be really worried .. could it be cancer?
Doctor :   That may be the tonsil part only that is hanging and bothering you.

Doctor :   It is common and cannot lead to cancer right now
User :   yes but why would it just grow and start hanging there?
Doctor :   But you need to be concerned for it as absecess may be formed
User :   i dont think you understand me
User :   this sucks
User :   why did i pay for this?
Doctor :   ICan you send me the picture at so that i can reply you on mail
Doctor :   After seeing the picture

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