I have been experiencing a sore throat after removing the tonsil stones in the back of my throat. Please help.

Q. Why is there a sore throat after removing the tonsil stones behind the throat?

Answered by
Dr. Ranjit Peter
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 18, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 16, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have two little bumps on my palatoglossal arch near my tongue where it connects. I just noticed it, so I am unsure of how long it has been there. I noticed it when I thought something was in the back of my throat and noticed a tonsil stone, so I removed it. My throat was sore after. Please help.



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I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I saw your clinical photographs (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). I must comment that it is not unusual to have mucosal tags or irregular surfaced mucosa in that region. There could even be some minimal lymphoid tissue or minor salivary glands as possibilities. One of the causative factors that may contribute would be any sharp surface on the backside of your last molar tooth on your lower jaw. Another cause may be accidental injury while brushing your teeth at some point of time in the past, which healed with scarring. However, there is no need for concern. It would be suggested to keep it under watch. Look out for any increase in size over the next one to two months, and if so, get yourself examined clinically. As for now, I would not suggest any medications for the same. Hope this has answered your query. Best regards.

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