Patient Comments: Tonsil Stones -- What causes tonsil stones?

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What caused your tonsil stones? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: DB, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 10

I used to live in California and always had tonsil stones. I noticed when I went on vacation I would have less, and when it was particularly smoggy (I’m an outdoor runner) I would have way more. I lived in Costa Rica 2 years and stone free. In my case, they were solidified smog! Really, really gross.

Comment from: gabi561, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 15

I have depression and I neglected my health, especially my hygiene, for a while. My girlfriend started noticing my bad breath and also my tonsils were in pain, but I ignored it because I thought it was due to how much I smoke. Well, she took a look in my mouth and saw the small white spots on my right tonsil. She started picking at it and small, white/yellowish balls were coming out that smelled even worse than my grandfather’s breath. I was shocked.

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