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Hi Dr D, are you there?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

yes, I am here.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hi Dr D, I have another big problem .Since Monday my husband has been saying that he feels like a piece of popcorn is stuck on the left side of his throat . He does get tonsil stones quite often and said that's what it feels like .I looked inside his mouth and saw a white thing back there but I didn't have anything to get it out with . I tried to find it again when we got home but I kept gagging him with the Q-tip. I looked again this morning but couldn't find it .He can usually hack these stones up big this one isn't coming out . I'm terrified now because what if it's a tumor ? He doesn't have any problem swallowing or any pain . I have felt his neck and don't feel any lumps but I'm so scared . Can this be tonsil cancer or esophageal cancer ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

it doesn't sound like a tumor

it is probably just a big tonsil stone which needs to come out.

it is not tonsil cancer or esphageal cancer

have him see an ENT doctor. they can help him get this stone out.

he should gargle with salt which could help.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can the salt water get it out ? He said he tried that , but idk how often . What else can get it out ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

salt water can help

gargle with salt water 4-6 times a day and see if that helps.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok , I'll have him do that .Is this unusual ?Are you sure it's not a big tumor?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

yes, I'm sure it is not a tumor, not a big or small one

this is not unusual if he has a history of tonsil stones.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
What about a water pick ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

that can be dangerous to aim in the back of your throat.

best use water picks for your teeth.

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