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Can fish bone remain within tonsil without causing any infection or pain for some months?

Hi, I have been feeling uncomfortable around my right tonsillar area for last 8/9 months. Recently, i have done CT and doctor says presence of 5 mm bone is observed which should be removed along with both tonsils. Can fish bone remain within tonsil without causing any infection or pain for 8/9 months? shall I go for operation?
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
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Hi Dear ,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you had fish bone struck in throat and after that you have felling of something struck in throat which is a condition you should immediately be concerned about. That piece of bone acting as an obstruction there and which could pass in any wrong passage . This piece accumulating microorganisms there and acting as foreign body. It could be possible that bone lodge at a place which is not causing much infection right now, it could cause obstruction at any point of time. I would suggest you to visit ENT surgeon specialist is Otolaryngologist for this condition. Get a fibrooptic scan done and a very minor procedure is required which which will eliminate this piece struck there.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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