Discussions By Condition: Thyroid conditions

Gross White Lumps Coming from Tonsils

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 17, 2007
  • 09:36 PM

Ok, ok. My GP once said that these "salty" tasting little white lumps were bits of food that had been trapped in throat tissue and then coated and released.

BUT I now wonder.

I recently learned that I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

I had a period of about three years (15-18) when these lumps were more prevalent than at other times. Once, a lump about the size of a dime, which had a distinct wave pattern to it, came out of my throat.

The lumps hide behind my tonsils and are very annoying until they are released. I should also mention that as a child, I was in the hospital so often for Strept and Ear infections that they knew me on a first-name basis.

Is there a chance that this is a connection of which the medical community is largely unaware? Have others experienced this?

Thanks...

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  • It is called cryptic tonsillitis. it is harmless but a nuisance. Will probably not go away. Just keep removing the white lumps when they become uncomfortable.
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  • Sounds like tonsil stones.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsilloliths
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