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I am 43, in overall good health, but diabetic. I am a former smoker (switched to e cigs last March). I have noticed a "cyst" on my left tonsil, just a tad smaller than a popcorn kernel. I have NO other symptoms. Throat/tonsil does not hurt, no bad breath, just been a little tired from stress. Nurse practitioner found no bacteria on tonsil using testing swab. "Cyst" is yellow in color, and looks like a pimple about to burst. Right tonsil had a tiny yellow area, and when I pressed on it, a minute amount of fluid came out that looked exactly like milk. However, I have NO signs of infection. NP said it looks normal, and benign. Said my body is probably "working through something." Ordered an HIV test. I did drink from the same cup with a friend of a friend, and noticed "cyst" 2 days later, but figured nothing could happen that fast. Not sure how long it has been there. What could it be?


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replied June 22nd, 2014
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A47561
Dear!

Thanks for writing to EHF!

being an ex smoker you might be afraid of Cancer or some other disease. But let me tel you you should not worry that it can be some malignant thing. because cancer never goes away and then comes latter. If your all tests are negative then it is most likely some benign viral infection which will take some time to vanish completely. I suggest you to take good oral hygiene with mouth wash and along with gargles. Quieting smoking is changing your body and it will take some time to readjust.


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