I Form Tonsilloliths

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 220 People

    Tonsillectomy (First 5 Days)

    I’m a 24 year old Male who had chronic tonsillitis from the age of 17, eventually i was referred to the throat specialist and a adult tonsillectomy was recommended which i received on 3rd April 2013. Leading up to the operation i was quite confident had done some research on...
    Stevo616 Stevo616
    5 Responses Apr 7, 2013


    I've been getting these tonsilloliths(?) ever since I was a pre-teen. I had no idea what they were and even went to the doctor a few times, thinking that I had a throat infection. I've talked to my mom and even showed her one (it grossed her out), and she thought that I should...
    kitten86 kitten86
    1 Response May 31, 2009

    Got Em Too, Ewww

    I'm not normally one to jump on bandwagons, but my tonsils have thrown me to the wolves so to speak.  I too like most of you noticed these little white buggers as a teenager, but they went away for many years.  As a teen I became lactose intolerent and my dairy intake...
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 29, 2007

    From My Experience, The Therabreath Products Are Worth A Try...

    Hi All, I wrote a couple years ago to share my tonsillolith story, and just wanted to post another message for those of you suffering with this horrible condition. I wanted to recommend to you all again that you try the TheraBreath mouth rinse. I am not affiliated with that...
    olivedoggie olivedoggie
    Mar 8, 2010

    No More Stones, Just Had Tonsils Out Monday

    I suffered with tonsil stones and chronic strep throat for YEARS all because my backwards family didn't believe in doctors when I was a kid. Now, at 39 years old, I had enough and decided to get my tonsils removed and my uvula removed as well because of my sleep apnea...
    southphillycrybaby southphillycrybaby
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2008

    A Really Good Experience!!

    I am a 20 year old with low pain tolerance that just got my tonsillectomy two weeks ago. Before having my surgery I had been scared, almost so scared the thought of backing out was going to become a reality if one more person told me how bad it was going to hurt! I decided to go...
    Kendallv21 Kendallv21
    Jun 30, 2010


    I came across this site after googling tonsilloliths and thought I'd share my technique with those who either can't get them out or who poke around causing pain and damage. I take a small pipette as found with ear drops, put the teat on the wrong end and press all the air out of...
    cho cho
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 26, 2007

    Tonsil Stones.. Later!!

    DAY245 DAY245
    31-35, M
    Jan 19, 2011

    Feel Like "Something" Stuck In My Throat

    I am 57 years old and just had my first bout with tonsil stones.  I had no idea what that thing was stuck on the side of my tonsil, but removed it with a Q-tip. Then about a week later the feeling came back and there was another one. When I removed it, I could see another...
    Rowanoftheforest Rowanoftheforest
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2007

    Post Tonsillectomy

    I had my surgery done  exactly one week ago...and I have to say the recovery has been a lot easier than I had expected...I am 33 yers old and was warned abundantly about the recovery in adults but I  was more than glad to sacrifice 2 weeks of my life if it meant...
    shivani3001 shivani3001
    1 Response May 12, 2009

    My Story

    I've had this problem ever since i can remember, i have memories as a small child hacking up those smelly balls.  My doctors didn't know what was wrong, some said it was food, others allergies.  Finally, last year, I googled the description and alas all my...
    stonequeen stonequeen
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 25, 2007

    Possible Cure?

    I've had this "crud," as I call it, for at least 10 years now.  I never had a doctor who could tell me anything more than "I have cryptic tonsils."  I finally figured out how to keep the tonsilloliths (a word I just learned from all of you, thank you...
    nanoo nanoo
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2006


    I first experienced these disgusting things in highschool and thought that it was just food that I was coughing up from my throat. However in september they came back and worse than ever. I immediatley went online and researched as much as I could and went out and bought every...
    extreme extreme
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 4, 2007

    I Had Tonsil Surgery

        I've been on other websites on this topic, but this is the first I have ever added my own story/advice.  When i was very young (about 5-7 yo) my mom and older sister were talking about these little white  "things" they get that smell. ...
    akseiner akseiner
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 19, 2007


      I had my toncills taken out five days age I am 43 years old male and in good health Before I went for op I did lot of research if I wanted to have the op or not and I concluded that it was best to have em removed Befor the op I was really nervous about it and almost...
    Syedbadshahgee Syedbadshahgee
    Oct 21, 2011

    Had mine removed several years ago.

    Mine were a breeze, in and out in an hour. No pain with the medication and I got the rest of the day off from school, next day I was fine. I do remember eating several tubs of ice cream and eating a pot of soup. I probably put on a couple of pounds from that.
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    Jan 11, 2014

    Smelly White Things

    I hate these things. I found out their technical name a few months ago. Knowing I'm not the only one who gets these little balls that smell like crap coming up from your throat is somewhat of a relief. Earlier today I sneezed and one came out. Normally I feel it coming on, that...
    stephybear90 stephybear90
    22-25, F
    Mar 23, 2012

    Finally Tonsil and Tonsillolith Free

    I finally got my tonsils out on February 29th.  I wanted to share my story because I read so many horror stories online, that made me realy terrified of getting the surgery.  Overall, I had a very positive experience and am really happy I had it done.  Below is a...
    TonsilFree TonsilFree
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

    I Keep My Tonsilloliths In a Special Box.

    Nah, I'm lying.  That would be gross. I am serious about getting some statistics down, though.  Please follow my lead. Sex:  M Age:  21 First Tonsillolith:  18 Tonsillolith Incidents:  ~10 Mouth Breather:  N...
    Grad Grad
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Apr 18, 2007

    I FINALLY Got Rid Of 'em!

    I've suffered these infernal things for years, but I've never had any as big as these last ones! They had gotten so large that they'd practically severed my left tonsil in half! I could feel them every time I swallowed. Gargling didn't help. Swallowing hard didn't budge them. I...
    tygereyes tygereyes
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 29, 2006


    Thank you all for being so willing to share your story about these nasty little buggers. I have laughed with relief all evening!! It won't be anytime soon that I forget my experience with these gremlins of the mouth. I had no idea what I was dealing with and had found no forums...
    nomorefear75 nomorefear75
    Mar 8, 2011

    Tonsillectomy Moments

    It's been 11 days op from my Tonsillectomy and I'm glad that I am back for good. Gladly, im back to my normal eating habits but exemptions to fried food and chips. My throat feels good starting on the 10th day. It was amazing the first time I took a bite, oh I love it! I smell...
    chillyanna chillyanna
    Oct 12, 2012

    I'm A Singer, And Had My Tonsils Out. Did Having A Tonsillectomy Affect My Singing Voice? My Story.

    So, I'm a 19 year old female living in the UK and I had my tonsils out 17 days ago.I wanted to share my tonsillectomy story, and also before my surgery I was searching for reassurance that my voice would be no different and I couldn't find much on the topic. Firstly, I'll start...
    SallySinger94 SallySinger94
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2013

    I'm Disgusted With These Curds!!!!

    I have been cleaning these things out which seems non-stop over the last 2 to 3 weeks.... My question is as bad as they smell when they come out... are they creating a horrible oder as I talk or I kiss my boyfriend??? Like the ungodly spell of someone who has the worse smelling...
    Indianagirlwiththesameproblem Indianagirlwiththesameproblem
    1 Response Jul 13, 2009

    I Was a Tonsillolith Virgin

    yes people, i have tonsilloliths.  i started getting them about 8-9 months ago.  the first two times i thought i was coughing up old food (it was bizarre, but for the sake of my sanity, i just ignored it).  then it happened a third time, i totally freaked out...
    tonsilgirl tonsilgirl
    26-30, F
    40 Responses Nov 19, 2006

    Long Time 'sufferer' of the Tonsil Stone

    The first time a tonsil stone came out of my mouth was when I was six years old.  This is rather uncommon as this usually starts with adolescent adults.   At that age I had NO idea what it could be, and wasn't old enough to be worried about it.  So, I never told...
    BigZee BigZee
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2006

    Omg Thanks

    I thought that pieces of my lung were coming up my throat.. Really scary I have always had thrpat problems & one or twice a year I ALWAYS have severe streap throat. Thanks guys for sharing your stories I feel 100000 times better now
    aebeauty aebeauty
    18-21, F
    Feb 17, 2007

    Big Stone

    I believe I have had problems with stones since my teens. Recently I went to a sleep evaluation centre to see if I had any sleep problems. I took some xrays done in 2006 of my neck "just in case" It was then that I made the corelation between a big bump just below my...
    BigStones BigStones
    Aug 21, 2009

    It's nice not to be alone anymore

    About a year ago I had this collection of crap just start pouring out of my tonsil while i was in the car. Suddenly I had this collection of white crap that tasted horrible all over my tongue and I thought that somethign was SERIOUSLY wrong - so ya know I'm looking at it and its...
    Indiana Indiana
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2006

    Im On My 5th Day

    Hi my name is Cynthia and I am 18 years old and well i wanted to share my shity experience that I am still going through and well it blows! I was told to arrive at the hospital at 5:30 am I didn’t arrive until about 6ish anywho, I waited in the...
    anidem anidem
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2009

    I Am So Tired of These Nasty Things!!!

    I've been getting the nasty white chunks from my throat since I can remember. My mom gets them. Now my son who is 13 gets them too. Throughout my childhood and adolescence, I would cough/spit up little ones from time to time. They smelled gross if I broke them open, but other...
    SmartCookie326 SmartCookie326
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 11, 2009

    From Tonsil Stones To Tonsillectomy

    I'm 33, and I've suffered from halitosis (i.e., bad breath) for probably the last 10 years. No amount of dental hygiene products helped. The only thing that helped—temporarily—with the odor was Dr. Ken's all-natural breath strips. But after maybe half an hour, the odor...
    NoMoreTonsils NoMoreTonsils
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2012

    Could These Be a Contagious Bacterial Infection?

    I just read all 36 postings--thank you! It's interesting to hear everyone's ways of coping with this "dirty little secret."  :-) I have had these since I was a young girl (12?), or maybe I just noticed them then. Fortunately (?), my mom did too, so I didn't have...
    MacGyver MacGyver
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2007


    Im a nineteen year old female and I have just undergone a tonsillectomy. I must say even though it has been pretty bad it's been no where near as bad as what I expected. After surgery I was not in very much pain due to all the drugs hospital had given me, I am now on day 6 and...
    Lexiavo Lexiavo
    1 Response Mar 30, 2012

    My Tonsilolith Experiences

    The first time I ever had a tonsil stone come was when I was a child of about eight. I was "snorting" mucus from my nose and as it passed my throat, I suddenly felt like there was a hard object in my throat. It came out and was a tonsilolith about the size of a chick pea.. rather...
    funnyfal funnyfal
    46-50, M
    Apr 5, 2010

    Going to ENT today at 1:30pm.

    I have consistent tonsil stones, sore throats, and my tonsils are on the larger side and often I feel a foreign body on the back of my throat, a lot of mucus and it often is harder and uncomfortable to swallow. With my symptoms and the doctor I am going to I am almost absolutely...
    Harlequingal93 Harlequingal93
    22-25, F
    Dec 18, 2014

    Here's My Technique For Controlling Them...

    I've had these for as long as I can remember.  For me they are linked to frequent colds, dairy consumption and sugar consumption. To get them out, I use a dental syringe, Monoject 412 is the best (ask your dentist for a couple... my dentist gives me a couple every year...
    olivedoggie olivedoggie
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2008

    I Know How to Get Rid of Them!

    I've been reading some of your stories, so I thought I would help some of you on how to get rid of this things... A few years ago I did some research on the internet about these things too and found something that works awesome!  It's called Dr. Grossman's Hydro-pulse...
    tomrosh tomrosh
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 1, 2007

    A Necessary Evil

    I am 22 years old and had my tonsils taken out 3 weeks ago. I can definitely say it is no fun at all, but after hearing some horror stories I was pretty scared. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. As this was my first time having surgery, I thought the IV was...
    Teach4life22 Teach4life22
    Jan 2, 2013

    My Tonsillectomy

    i just recently got my tonsills removed 3 weeks ago. i am a 19 year old female. a couple months ago i started having problems with my throat within a period of 3 months i had strep throat about 10 times also had tonsilitis. it was absolutly horrible, my glands and lymph nodes...
    spookshowbaby spookshowbaby
    Dec 6, 2012

    My Surgery Experience

    My name is amber , I'm 22 years old and I had my surgery today . Finally got my tonsils out after a year of recurring strep throa. So far I'm in a lot of pain and my ears hurt so much . I have been drinking so much ice water, That seems to help. Does anything have any advice for...
    luvsmusic22 luvsmusic22
    Feb 6, 2012

    Tonsillolith Tastes Nasty

    Well just now when I was surfing about the internet, I felt something in the back of my throat. So I initiated a rubbing movement to bring up whatever that was that was back there. As I was doing this there was this nasty most pungent, disgusting taste that I have ever tasted...
    khmer khmer
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2006

    Pain Pain and More Pain....

    Hi I am a 36 year old female whom had my tonsils and my uvuala removed on 7/19/09. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Today is day 12 and last nite was absoutely horrible. I kept wakening up with a sharp pain on my left side. I had all i could do to swallow my own...
    jenn039 jenn039
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2009

    Long Time Problem

    I had my 1st Tonsillolith as an adolescent and then they sort of went away as far as I can remember until I was 21 years old and had a bad case of mono that made my tonsils swell to an unparalleled size.  Since then I have had them pretty much nonstop for the last 10 years...
    pkc pkc
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2007

    Tonsil Stones

    I've had tonsil stones for ~10 years (fortunately, minor compared to others') and finally happened to google it tonight to learn a bit more.  (I came across this forum site because in my reading on all other sites I noticed that nobody had mentioned the...
    bumpguy bumpguy
    Jun 10, 2009


    I have had Tonsilloliths since i remember (perhaps since i was 17 y.o.) I have always removed them with long tweezers, that i actually only use for that, so i wash them after i used them. I noticed that they form when I smoke. They are pretty disgusting. I really hate them. But I...
    Annoyedbythethat Annoyedbythethat
    1 Response Dec 4, 2011

    Tonsils Out- For The Second Time :(

    On the 21st June I had my tonsils out for the second time. This in itself is quite unusual, but on top of that this is the second time in 9 months that I had to have them out. I had them out last october and they grew back completly by january. I am a medical weirdo. So its fair...
    orlande22 orlande22
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2011

    Advice For A Busy Girl!

    I am a 21 y/o female scheduled for my tonsillectomy in 6 days, and have done a lot of research on how to improve my recovery. I have cleared my schedule and plan on really relaxing and allowing my body to heal after surgery. 11 days after my surgery, I have secured a fantastic...
    laura3007 laura3007
    Sep 6, 2012

    Walnuts of Death

    I developed my first tonillolith when I was in Grad school. I was in the gym and I could feel something weird in the back of my throat. I'd eaten a handful of nuts just before I drove to the gym, so I thought a bit of nut had gotten stuck back there or something. I could feel it...
    scotsgrl scotsgrl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2007

    Embarassed And Depressed

    A few months ago i starting forming tonsil stones. I had no idea what they were until recently when i searched them online. i am glad to see that many other people also suffer from this embarassing disorder. it is very depressing to me. i know when i am getting them because my...
    MissThang420 MissThang420
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2010

    After Getting My Tonsils Out

    I just got my tonsils out on 13th of december, it was essential i got my tonsils out as had tonsilitis over 7/8 times and caught throat infections every 2 weeks and woke up every morning with sore throats which affected alot of what i did.After getting out of theatre, my re...
    MiissWork MiissWork
    Dec 20, 2010

    I Use To Have Tonsilloliths.. But I've Cured My Condition.

    Hey everyone.  I wanted to let you all know of a resource I've created for people that are suffering from tonsil stones.  Has anyone seen all the tonsil stone websites that are trying to sell you an e-book?  Well I've created my own ebook that has all the...
    tonsilhelp tonsilhelp
    22-25, M
    Jan 9, 2010

    "guide To Tonsillectomy Recovery"

    I am a 28 year-old female with a history of tonsilitis and recurring colds/flus as well as sleep apnea, possibly caused by my tonsil issues. I am on day 13 of my recovery and as such feel that I am qualified to prepare you for the road ahead as you delve into your own recovery...
    sariberry sariberry
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2010

    Horrible Pain

     i am a seventeen year old female with a very low toleration of pain so needless to say i am in hell! i got mmy tonicls out about a week ago and i have not had one good day since. My pain medicin does not want to work for me anymore and my doctor is yelling at me because i...
    kruelkacie kruelkacie
    18-21, F
    Jan 11, 2010
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