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White bump on tonsils (picture attached)

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Gibbstheory Thu 25-Jun-20 12:41:39

I've never really struggled with problems with my tonsils, but for the past week have had a sore throat and been incredibly tired.

I'm not sure if it's tonsillitis or something else, just wondering if anyone's had anything similar. I've attached a picture, if it persists Ill try and get a doctors appointment next week, but don't want too if it'll go on its own.

I'd really appreciate all of your help☺️

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thenightsky Thu 25-Jun-20 12:43:29

Ooooh. Tonsil stone. Pop it out with a teaspoon handle. That one is a beauty. Should have posted in the Sporners topic.

itbemay1 Thu 25-Jun-20 12:43:45

Could be a tonsil stone or pus, pus is normally more widespread though, throat looks quite inflamed, try salt water gargle, paracetamol and see how it goes. Hope you feel better soon.

Chatons Thu 25-Jun-20 12:43:48

It’s a stinky tonsil stone! See if you can prod it out!

peachgreen Thu 25-Jun-20 12:51:58

Crikey, that's a giant tonsil stone. I'm almost jealous, it'll be so satisfying to pop it out. You also have an ulcer on the roof of your mouth above it which is probably causing the pain. My sympathies, they suck!

Literallyfedup Thu 25-Jun-20 16:10:00

It is not necessary a tonsil stone. I have one right now and it hasn't gone away. I have it since February and have already been on 2 rounds of antibiotics. Had an Ent referral and the doctor said it is a mucous cyst. Normally formed after sore throat or dental abscess. Check your gums specially behind wisdom teeth and see if you find any pulp/soft or inflamed gums. If you do consult your dentist.
I would also advise you to call your GP , an early intervention of antibiotics might help.
I don't know how it will go away, it might needed to be drained, I have a repeat appointment in August so will then know better.

slipperywhensparticus Thu 25-Jun-20 16:13:56

Poke it if it pops out your all good

Gibbstheory Thu 25-Jun-20 16:39:23

Thank you for all the replies - tried seeing if anything would pop out and no luck there, so not too sure that it is a tonsil stone

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Topseyt Thu 25-Jun-20 16:47:43

I would probably want to see the GP about that. It looks horrible. Phone your surgery, describe it and ask what they would like you to do.

slipperywhensparticus Thu 25-Jun-20 16:52:25

Gargle with salt water then and contact your gp

Samster45 Thu 25-Jun-20 16:54:40

Looks like a tonsil cyst to me- you can see there are blood vessels running over the surface if you zoom in I think?
Google tonsil cyst and look at the images and phone GP?

healththrowawayx Sat 27-Jun-20 19:50:39

Consider calling your dentist too, they’re better with oral issues in my experience

DishRanAwayWithTheSpoon Sat 27-Jun-20 23:22:33

Its not a tonsil stone it looks pus filled to me. Tonsil cyst I would say

healththrowawayx Sat 27-Jun-20 23:37:33


Its not a tonsil stone it looks pus filled to me. Tonsil cyst I would say

Not a medical professional sorry, but I agree.

It does look more like a tonsil cyst when you compare images online. The top of your white lump is pink, suggests that it’s attached to your tonsil like a cyst. Don’t think those pink areas would be there if it was just a tonsil stone, as it would just be a solid yellow lump

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