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Tonsil Stones? Or Something Else? (Warning: "Graphic" Pictures)

  • Posted By: TonsilTrouble
  • February 12, 2010
  • 10:15 PM

Hello everyone.

I am really happy to find this forum. I have a persistent problem with tonsil stones and I am desperate to get to the bottom of it!

However, I also have another strange nose/throat symptom which *COULD* be due to the tonsil stones, or *COULD* be another condition completely. That is where I am hoping to get some input.

I have all of the typical symptoms of stones, and often times I am able to get them out via the usual methods of syringe, waterpik, etc...

I typically get between 2 to 10 or more stones out and into the sink on a weekly basis.

My more desperate concern however, is the presence of these "other" entities inside my throat/nasal passage area.

It feels as though these "mucus balls" are stuck behind my uvula and almost as if they are in the back of my nose... Right ABOVE where the nasal passage
and throat/mouth meet.

I can "feel" them in this area almost 24/7. Even when I manage to cough one up (usually violently), the sensation is replaced mere hours later.

The mucus balls are always the same consistency. There is a green-ish EXTREMELY STICKY "goo" section... And a hard, crusty, dark brown-ish section connected to the goo section.

Each and every time I produce one of these balls, it comes out in that fashion... 2 distinct "sections" that form one large ball.

I have done the unpleasant duty of "inspecting" a few of these balls, and I do not THINK that they contain tonsil stones, because crushing sections of the dark brown crusty sections does not produce
the typical rancid tonsil stone smell...

It is as if I am getting some sort of mucus plug in my nasal/throat area.

I am 25 years old and have been having this problem since I was a teenager and I am desperate to understand it so that I can combat it.

Diet, water drinking etc. have no effect on production of these little bastards.

So, my question to you all... Does anyone else get similar looking/feeling mucus balls if you also suffer tonsil stones?

Any medical professionals ever seen these things? Or have an idea of what they are or how I am producing them?

Mucus Ball 1... Note the 2 separate sections.

Mucus Ball 2... Completely different occurrence. Notice the similarities.
They are like this each and every time.

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  • k I,ve been messed up by massive tonsil stones and tried everything. I decided to try this stuff called thera breath oxyd-8 and it tottally kills them. I dont sell it and dont advertise but im telling you its sweet. I have a mouth full right now and huge chunks of **** are coming up out of my throat. If I tilt my head to the left and right I get a nasty baby poo taste and smell in my nose. I hope you cant get too sick from tonsil stone stuff getting swollowed.
    bkrebs84 1 Replies
    • February 19, 2010
    • 11:23 PM
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  • I suffered for tonsil stones and had my tonsils removed...the best thing I ever did!!! You don't want to deal with the stones the rest of your life do you? I highly recommend seeing an ENT Dr. and remove those tonsils!
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  • I, too, get tonsil stones and also, (although I couldn't see your pics, your description was good) the mucous balls down the back of my throat. I think it is, as you suggest, sinus mucous plugs that come loose with my post nasal drip secretions. I have tried the therabreath solutions and think that they work but have not kept up with the regimen. Have not done anything about the mucous plugs, since I don't get them very often. Perhaps a nasal decongestant or antihistimine might help. Your doc should be able to suggest something for it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2010
    • 06:46 AM
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