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Old 07-28-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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White cyst on tonsil?

I have had this white cyst looking thing on my tonsil for years. I had showed it to my dentist when I first noticed it and he said it was food getting stuck in there (yuck) but nothing to worry about. Since then it has doubled in size, but really causes no pain or symptoms other than occasional sore throat. From my research on the Internet, I think it could be a tonsil stone. But I've read tonsil stones can come and go and this just stays there. I have never coughed up any tonsil stones either. Anybody had anything similar or know more about this? I have a dr. appt., but thought somebody could ease my mind while I'm waiting.

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Old 07-29-2008, 08:23 AM   #2
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Re: White cyst on tonsil?

It's most likely a tonsil stone. I had some that were really stuck in there. Sometimes piece would break off. It got to the point that I'd gargle with warm salt water or mouth wash to try to get rid of it or try to poke it with my finger to get rid of it. They ALWAYS came back 'cuz my tonsils were so full of that stuff (infection), so I eventually had them removed. Some people use a water pick or oral syringe to squirt water at it to break them loose.

Old 07-29-2008, 09:08 AM   #3
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Re: White cyst on tonsil?

i used to get things stuck in my tonsils. I would take my finger and dislodge it and spit it out. I couldn't stand feeling something back there. Now that i'm older, i haven't had any in years and i still have my tonsils

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