Tonsil

What is Tonsil?

Tonsils are are the gland that are present at the junction of the larynx and the pharynx . There are a mass of lymphoid tissue which are store house defence cells in our body . When there is in the respiratory tract there usually get red and hypermic and increase in size. Treatment is surgical removal, medicines can help.

Questions and answers on "Tonsil"

I believe I have what is known as "tonsil stones". Can you tell me exactly what they are, and why do they seem to occur near the time I am about to get sick?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tonsil stone / tonsilolith

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your query and for your kind information tonsil stone is also known as tonsilolith. They are filled nooks and crannies where bacteria, dead cells and mucous can become trapped and trapped debris hardens and...

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My 4 year old daughter has always had large tonsils but we noticed last evening that her left tonsil is now touching her uvula and pushing it to the side. Should we be concerned?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Picture is

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Does your daughter has symptoms of pain during swallowing?
Frequent sorethroat ?
Fever, is not picking weight?
The picture as you said shows the large tonsil but unless the tonsil obstructs the air way or food taking or chewing it does not need...

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I have a mass on my left tonsil. Dr. Says it is a cyst . my voice has become muffled in the past few weeks. It is getting worse. Sometimes people have a hard time understanding me. My throat is not sore or inflamed. What do you think. No swelling.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tonsillar mass

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
Muffling of voice can be due to tonsil Pathology.
Please send me the pictures of the throat so that I can suggest you better.
Also tell me for how long are you having this mass?
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I just found a tonsil stone in my tonsil very difficult to get Out was behind a flap at the back of my mouth
One has always be protruding with nothing in it but the one with the stone this one was hidden should I be concerned

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Chronic tonsillitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
White debris on tonsils is a sign of chronic tonsillitis. Both tonsils are enlarged due to this only. It is nothing to be worried about. If you have repeated throat infections than...

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i noticed this small red like cut, behind that tonsil, maybe do to smoking?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Just a blood vessel. Not a cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I have checked the attached image. Let me assure you that it is not a cut mark but a small blood vessel on your...

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is there a wau to permanently get rid of tonsil stones?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
permanent cure lies with tonsillectomy

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query in HealthcareMagic,

I have read through your query,

Tonsil stones (tonsilloliths) are the collection of debris, dead cells, mucus in the crypts or crevices. Therefore, they tend to recur...

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There is a black patch at the back of my throat slight pain no problem with swallowing

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tonsil crypts

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

I see that you are concerned about a black area on your right tonsil. This is called a tonsillar crypt. It is completely benign and normal. You do not need to do anything about this. There are...

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So I had a bump on my palatopharyngeal archive and then something like a tonsil stones came out and it town it doesn't hurt but its bugging my throat is it dangerous?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tonsil stone usually not dangerous, no worries

Detailed Answer:
Dear Patient,

please do not worry since tonsil stones are a non dangerous, benign condition, which mostly goes away itself. If not your ant doctor can remove it.

Hope this is helping you , if you have any clarificatons...

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Hi I am wondering what to do about tonsil stones and enlarged tonsils. Is there a way to get rid of the tonsil stones without resorting to surgery?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Chronic tonsillitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare magic and thanks for putting up the query
Tonsil stones are a sign of chronic tonsillitis. Medicines can provide temporary relief but surgery for removal of tonsils is the only best solution.
Any further questions are...

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i have a picture of i think is a tonsil stone but its dark brown not white i scrapped it off with my finger

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tonsolith

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I saw the picture attached.
Where did you take the stone out of? Tonsil stones cannot be taken out with finger they are impacted into the tonsil deep into the fossa
Second I had always witnessed creamish hue to the stones or the yellowish tinge to the...

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Recent questions on  Tonsil

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I have a sharp pain in my throat whenever i hit a certain pitch in my voice, laugh, yawn, or sometimes when I project my voice. I have to take breaks from speaking for hours and even opt out of talking at work when it stays consistent. I lost my voice a day before this happened. My voice has not altered and does not sound harsh. The last week has been hell...it feels like I swallowed a chip whole and cut my throat. I have to grab my throat to get through the pain sometimes and it sucks! I sing, haven t smoked in a long time and rarely drink. I m scared I have a problem...Oh, and I have not gotten my tonsils taken out....could that be it? The pain is about an inch long on my left side...two inches from from my collar bone. (jumbled I know...just not sure what it is and it s scaring me that it s not going away...)

doctor1 MD

Hi...my right tonsil gets irritated after i eat or when I drink cold water. it s not swollen. It actually look like it s sunk in a little compared to the left tonsil. my ear itches a little on the inside too. could it just be allergies. i m not sick at all. not even a cough.

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so i started off with a cold about a month ago, it turned into pink eye then a sore throat. ive had this sore throat off and on since then and its mostly hurting at night. and just recently my tonsil started killing me with pain. i looked and on my left tonsil and theres like a boil/bump looking thing on and. and its not puss because ive seen that before it hurts to swollow also.

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I have a swollen sub-mandibular lymph node that is tender, the MD put me on antibiotics for an infection, but I am concerned because I have always had large tonsils and now the tonsil on the affected side is shrunken by at least 50%. Is this something to get checked out further?

doctor1 MD

Hi there I’m a 42 yo healthy male with mild psoriasis and psuedogout. Recent routine blood tests were normal. Three weeks ago whilst I had a mild sore throat and cold, I discovered a raised lymph node on my right side of neck 2 inches down from...

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I have a small lump on my tonsil . It's pink, round and smooth. About the size of a pen tip. I believe it noticed it a few months ago but only recently got concerned now that it seems I can "feel" it. If I poke at it with a tooth pick, I can...

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Throat hurts when I sniff or swallow side of neck and throat also sensitive on right side only

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