Why Do I Have Tonsil Stones? Where Does The Lump Come From?



If you found the whiteish-yellowish lump on your throat, that might be a tonsil stone. But where does the lump come from? Why do you have it?While tonsil stones aren’t frequently discussed at the dinner table, they are a very real issue.

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There are several natural treatments for tonsil stones but first it’s good to know about symptoms and prevention.Tonsil stones are lumps of calcified material that form in the fleshy pad at the back of the throat — the tonsils.

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They weigh between 0.3 and 42 grams, and are composed of calcium, although other minerals such as ammonia, phosphorus, magnesium and carbonate may also be present in small amounts.


Tonsil stones are created when debris becomes trapped in the tonsils and calcifies. The tonsils are filled with nooks and crannies where bacteria, dead cells and mucus can accumulate.

When the debris accumulates, white formations fill the pockets, causing problems such as chronic bad breath or a sore throat.The best way to prevent tonsil stones is to maintain good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. Drinking plenty of water and providing your body with vitamins and probiotics can help fight the harmful bacteria responsible for tonsil stones.