What causes a lump on the tonsil?
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Thank You for contacting HealthcareMagic. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.
I have gone through your query and the image attached & would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:
1. is there any history of fever, sore throat or difficulty in swallowing?
2. any history of pain while eating?
3. what is your age?
4. are you on any medication?
5. any other symptom that you would like to share?
I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
33 year old male. No medication.
Most probably a mucosal cyst
Thank you for getting back with the answers. I have gone through them. As there is no other positive finding so the lump is most probably a mucosal cyst. Until or unless it interferes with your normal daily routine, i would suggest you to ignore it and continue with your normal daily routine. Take a cup of warm water and add 1 TSF salt, perform gargles (mouth wash) with it for 1-2 days.
> If you observe:
increase in size
pain while eating or
fever & swelling in throat region.
Then you need to visit hospital and get an appointment for a consultant ENT Specialist for direct examination and further workup.
Hope i have answered your query. If you have any follow-up query then feel free to ask.
Wishing you a good health.
Unlikely to be malignacy
Thank you for the followup query. Its highly unlikely to be malignant. There are no associated symptoms that would indicate it to be malignant.
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