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Old 09-09-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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I hate Tonsil Stones

I started getting these tonsil stones a few years ago. I'm male 24 now. The thing is i usually get it when i eat certain foods and or i eat my food too fast. One time i had it stuck in my throat for close to 1 month and felt sick everyday because i everytime i swallow my saliva, i would feel something stuck in my throat.

Well i think it took me 1 year to figure out how to take it out. I would open my mouth and use a flashlight and see those stones. I never knew i could do that till last year. Then i take my right index finger and push it out and would be gagging many times to get it out. Well after many attempts, i found out it was not that hard to push those stones out and then have a clear throat. Well the thing is almost everytime i had tonsil stones, it would be in right side inside my mouth. Now i got tonsil stones stuck again but its in the left middle side when i open my mouth. I cannot push it out whatsoever. Does anyone have any advice? It is really bothering me and i usually get sick if it gets stuck for more than 2 days let alone the uncomfortable feeling.

I use to use vinegar to help but it helps a little bit. I am really upset that i got tonsil stones stuck in the left/middle side as oppose to the right side, where i could easily push it out with my finger. Thoughts? I won't do that surgery though because i heard there is way too much pain. I keep telling myself i will eat slower and make sure i chew my food properly but i forget every few weeks.

Last time i went to an ENT doctor, he told me he could not even see the tonsil stones even though it was extremely easy for me to see it when i opened my mouth and looked at the mirror with a flashlight. Could an ENT doctor push the tonsil stones out for me?

 
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:18 PM   #2
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

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I started getting these tonsil stones a few years ago. I'm male 24 now. The thing is i usually get it when i eat certain foods and or i eat my food too fast. One time i had it stuck in my throat for close to 1 month and felt sick everyday because i everytime i swallow my saliva, i would feel something stuck in my throat.

Well i think it took me 1 year to figure out how to take it out. I would open my mouth and use a flashlight and see those stones. I never knew i could do that till last year. Then i take my right index finger and push it out and would be gagging many times to get it out. Well after many attempts, i found out it was not that hard to push those stones out and then have a clear throat. Well the thing is almost everytime i had tonsil stones, it would be in right side inside my mouth. Now i got tonsil stones stuck again but its in the left middle side when i open my mouth. I cannot push it out whatsoever. Does anyone have any advice? It is really bothering me and i usually get sick if it gets stuck for more than 2 days let alone the uncomfortable feeling.

I use to use vinegar to help but it helps a little bit. I am really upset that i got tonsil stones stuck in the left/middle side as oppose to the right side, where i could easily push it out with my finger. Thoughts? I won't do that surgery though because i heard there is way too much pain. I keep telling myself i will eat slower and make sure i chew my food properly but i forget every few weeks.

Last time i went to an ENT doctor, he told me he could not even see the tonsil stones even though it was extremely easy for me to see it when i opened my mouth and looked at the mirror with a flashlight. Could an ENT doctor push the tonsil stones out for me?

Also, is it possible for tonsil stones to fall out after a certain period of time? Last time i had it stuck in my throat for 3 weeks-1 month i recalled before i finally got it out. Not sure if it was gagging it out or it fell out. Or do tonsil stones sometimes stay in your throat for 3 plus months??

 
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

Why don't you just have the tonsils out and then you don't have to deal with it any longer?

 
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

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Why don't you just have the tonsils out and then you don't have to deal with it any longer?
Because i read that surgery is extremely painful and that is a last resort. I get tonsil stones maybe once or twice a month and everytime i get it out, i feel so relieved. Most doctors wouldn't do it unless you have a really good reason.

Do you know if an ENT doctor can help you get rid of the tonsil stones temporarily? I am going to try to see a doctor later this week and wanted to know if they have the equipment in their office to just perform it. Last time i went to an ENT specialist, they said they didn't even see the tonsil stone...

 
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

use a tooth pick to get it out.

 
Old 09-09-2010, 09:54 PM   #6
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

i tried a toothpick. It doesn't help because its stuck in the left side of my throat. I have a hard time getting it out that spot as oppose to if it was on the right side.

 
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

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Because i read that surgery is extremely painful and that is a last resort. I get tonsil stones maybe once or twice a month and everytime i get it out, i feel so relieved. Most doctors wouldn't do it unless you have a really good reason.

Do you know if an ENT doctor can help you get rid of the tonsil stones temporarily? I am going to try to see a doctor later this week and wanted to know if they have the equipment in their office to just perform it. Last time i went to an ENT specialist, they said they didn't even see the tonsil stone...
A few days of being aggravated trying to get them out twice a month vs one two week period of recovery from surgery and never another problem? Looks like a no brainer to me...and yes, ENTs will remove them due to tonsil stones.

 
Old 09-10-2010, 06:28 PM   #8
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

Do you have this problem too? I heard the pain is VERY UNBEARING.

 
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

I'm 58 and had my tonsillectomy on July 23. There was pain, but it was NOT unbearable for me. I was told by the doctor's office and the hospital that it would get worse when the membrane came off somewhere around the 5th to 12th day. For me, the worst pain began at 3:30 A.M. on Day 7 and only lasted about 15 minutes or so until my pain pills (Norco) kicked in. Swallowing was more painful on Day 7 and Day 8, so my diet consisted of very, very thin instant mashed potatoes. On Day 9, swallowing was easier again. During Day 10, I made the switch from Norco to Tylenol, then Tylenol only at bedtime for a few days, and then went off of pain killers altogether. Some people talk about ear pain, but I didn't have any ear pain at all. I also didn't have any of the bleeding I read about.

I was scared of the recovery, too, but my fears were unfounded. I was expecting it to be much more painful than it turned out to be. I think I got along great. So, you see, not every tonsillectomy comes with a horror story.

 
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

I had mine out at 26 and really didn't have all that much pain. Was off work 2 weeks, lots of fluids, pain meds, numbing gel gargle and all was fine.

 
Old 09-17-2010, 08:48 PM   #11
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

Now i got the tonsil stones again after eating. Its on the left side. If its on the right, i have no problem at all getting it out with my finger and flashlight. However, it is VERY HARD to push it out if its on the left side. I read that i can buy an oral irrigator online to blast these tonsil stones out. Can someone recommend me a specific oral irrigator and does it almost always blast it out?

 
Old 11-17-2010, 11:19 PM   #12
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

my wife has had tonsil stones her whole life and she is now using a great idea to remove them with ease in seconds. Basically, she uses a small hand vac called the Shark, but you can use any vacume cleaner. With a quarter inch plastic tube inserted into the vacume hose and taped air tight, she now has a minnie vacume that sucks those stones right out in seconds. P.s. make sure you file the end down so it is not sharp and disinfect it with echinacea after you clean the tube. She uses dish soap because it's non toxic.

 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:40 PM   #13
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

Having my tonsils removed was the best decision I ever made. My only regret is not doing it sooner. It hurts but having fresh breath and not having to be scared that "stink nerds" would fly out of my mouth is so worth it.

 
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

Best decision I made at 21 was to shuck the tonsils. Mine were chronically infected, full of pockets and crannies and nooks and gunk. I only got tonsil stones once or twice a month, but when it happened I would spend a good deal of time "grooming" them in front of the mirror using toothpicks and other tools of the cryptic tonsil trade...time that could have better been spent "improving my mind," lol. Yes, there was blood. Yes, there was pain. And that was before the surgery!

If you're in otherwise good health and you're waffling about getting it done because of the pain of the actual surgery...well, I won't lie. Different people have different experiences. The pain *for me* was intense the first few days after the surgery. I mean, like fire in the throat. Codeine syrup was a big help, and I did not eat jello or ice cream or anything like that because anything going down the throat made me want to jump out of my skin. When the pain meds would start to wear off, it felt like I was a fire-breathing dragon, and I knew it was time to reload. I got through it. You will, too.

So...the pain passed, the surgical sites healed, and I went on happily about my business. I rarely have sore throats, have fresh breath, and have zero need to stock wooden toothpicks in my home.

 
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Re: I hate Tonsil Stones

I posted this under another post, but I just wanted to post here too so I can help as many as possible. May be a fluke, but this product seemed to totally get rid of mine.
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I have suffered from tonsil stones for YEARS and I was about at my wit's end. I have been to allergists, ENT's, you name it. I do have allergies and bad sinus problems as well, but no one could recommend anything to fix the tonsil stones - all I could do was try to dig them out daily. It was borderline obsessive, as all of you with tonsil stones may relate.

However, for the last 6 months they've been gone - totally gone! I love it, no more nasty taste or bad breath that could knock someone over! The only thing I've done different is started using this all-natural tooth and gum product instead of regular toothpaste. It's called Good-Gums. Supposedly the natural ingredients neutralize acid and bacteria. Anyway, thought this might help anyone that is driving themselves crazy trying to get rid of them like I was. On a side note, my teeth feel better too, not sensitive like before.

 
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