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What causes tonsil stones?

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Dr. Muhammad Ahmad

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Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Do you have to have tonsils to have tonsil stones?

Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It can happen in healthy tonsils too

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Thanks for writing.

I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad. I have read your question completely, i understand your concern and will try to help you in best way possible.

Yes tonsils should be present in people who have tonsil stone ..they can not happen in people whose tonsils have been removed due to some reason.

If by having tonsils you mean infected swollen inflammed tonsils then in my opinion and experience it is not necessary to have unhealthy tonsils to have tonsil stones some times non swollen healthy tonsils can have tonsil stones.Only a tuct may be blocked or a collection xan be there which becomes stone there is usually no big reason.

I hope this answered your question, a
if you have more please feel free to ask.


Dr.Muhammad Ahmad.

M.B.B.S(Licensed Family Physician)

Resident M.D.
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