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Smelly yellowish pellets coming up from chest/throat

For years now I've asked this question of  many doctors/dentists and it still remains to be answered...Quite frequently I get really bad breath for around a week which is followed by expulsion of very hard, yellowish in colour, very smelly pellets from my throat and/or chest. Sometimes it is followed by a bad sinus infection and /or bronchitis, but not always! It is very unpleasant and I would just love to get rid of this problem. I should also mention that I've had phlegm non-stop in my throat for as long as I can remember, I don't know if this could possibly be associated with this condition/problem...I am not a smoker/nor do I live in a smoke-filled environment.
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From my experience as a vocal coach, it is not unusual for this to occur.  Do you ever have a sore throat?  When the tonsils become inflamed/swollen, tiny particles of food can get trapped inside the small crevices of the tonsils.  They begin to smell, and eventually, you cough them up, or swallow them.  If you have chronic throat problems, your tonsils are probably always swollen...realize that this might be a cycle.  
Do you suffer from allergies?  If so, a daily allergy medication (allegra, claritin, there are lots of others...) may help eliminate the phlegm.  If you suffer from persistant drainage, you most likely have an allergy issue.  If not, then you could have a sinus infection--you should see an ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat specialist) about these issues.  They can do a scan of your sinuses and see if you have any blockages...that would explain a lot of your symptoms.
Good luck, and hope this helped--MH
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I often get the same thing and have found no way of preventing it. I can feel the pellets in my throat for weeks but cannot seem to get rid of them, and eventually i will cough them up. I dont suffer from any sinus problems and i dont generally get a sore throat or produce alot of phlegm. It really annoys me and i would love to know how to prevent them.
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The pellets are called tonsoliths. They are not dangerous. They are from pieces of food/phlegm getting caught in small crevices in your tonsils. They decay there, and eventually they are coughed out. Since they are decayed, they smell terribly. Some people are able to use a waterpic to get them out.
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I have been searching online for 20 minutes and this is the first page I have come across that describes the problem I am having.  I am a habitual marijuana smoker of 14 years and I have had a significant phlegm issue the entire time.  But, a year or 2 ago tops, I started coughing up what seriously puzzled is talking about.  

I guess it is phlegm but it is an entirely different consistency from "regular phlegm."  Yes, more like pellets or small more firm balls kind of, but they smell so incredibly foul it's absolutely disgusting.  I usually examine them whenever they come up which has been kind of a lot lately, and it is just one of the most wrong smells ever.  Especially considering it is coming out of your mouth.  And yea, I brush the hell out of my tongue but it is so strong that it can lead to a subtle bad breath and horrible taste in the back of your mouth for a few days after the fact.  Don't touch them though directly, because then the smell will stick to your hand.  It really is very strong stuff.

But whats most puzzling (to me), is that the original poster doesn't smoke.  I assumed it related to my smoking habits, but maybe it still does.

I'm curious as to how/why there isn't more documentation of it, because to me it seems like an entirely different category of phlegm.  An advanced phlegm, it seems like.

Are any doctors or medical people on this site familiar with this?  I'm gonna go buy the strongest mouthwash available, but that probably still won't fully tackle this nasty stuff.

Any info IMMENSELY appreciated.
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wow thank you library gal.  i thought there was seriously something funky and wrong with me.

tonsoliths SUCK.  i wish there was a magic drink you could drink and they all would come out nicely and also lose their awful smelling powers.  they're really disgusting.
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I get these, too, and they are disgusting.
If you see them in the back of your throat but can't get them out, try pressing against your tonsil with a Q-tip.
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i am so glad came across this page my mom is a nurse and for years i tried to explain these stinky balls i was coughing up but she had no idea what i was talking about. I even said thesame thing that chronic phelgm said.the smell is so bad that even if you wash your hands it still stinks. I am not a smoker and neither is my sister who gets them as well.it is nice to know that other people kno wwhat i am talking about!
I do however get really bad sinus infections. I read that people who do smoke are inclined to get sinus infections as well because they damage the little hairs in the nose and throat that protect the sinus passages from bacteria that cause infection.
So maybe they do have to do with sinus problems, even if you don't naturally have allergies or sinus problems
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I've had this for years. I tried asking my dentist but not answers. Have notice an increase of web info in the past years. I use my finger and push on my tonsils and force them out every couple of weeks otherwise they build up allot and i get this constant bad breath and taste in my mouth. I want my tonsils out.
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I have been dealing with those foul stenched yellow "things" for years as well. The texture kind of reminds me of corn when I poked at it but then mushed up when I squashed it with a paper towel. And that is when the stink comes really strong, when it is mashed. YUCK!  I use a toothpick (with care of course) to take them out or sometimes I will press on my tonsils to expel it from one of the crevices.  I only get them in my left tonsil.  Not sure why that is.  I have also tried to explain it to a doctor and they have no clue what I am talking about.  I don't get bad breath from it but if I am overly talkative one will all of a sudden free itself from a crevice and be on my tongue and then I have to excuse myself somehow from a conversation and find a napkin.  It is more annoying than anything.  I HATE MY TONSILS.  THEY SEEM TREMENDOUSLY LARGE WITH HOLE LIKE IT IS THE MOON.  I actually had one while I was driving.  I can always tell when there is one stuck because I start to feel like I have post nasal drip and want to cough all the time.  So, I pulled over and took out my mirror from Japan that my friend gave me (it has toothpicks in it) and started to remove the yellow  foul stenched spawn.  I can't take it anymore.
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I have suffered with the problem for  years but I finally came up with a simple way to solve it. If your throat is not too sensitive to vomiting, try massaging  the  pellets out with your index fingers by starting  at a low point along the channel (there are several in each tonsil) then moving  up and pressing. They will fly out and stay on your fingers and  your breath will be fresh again. In my case the sensitivity to external touching became less with time so I hardly get the wretching problem now

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Tonsoliths are not dangerous or a sign of ill health. The tonsils contain crypts or holes in order to kill bacteria. Normally the dead material is extruded and is unnoticed. Sometimes the pores or holes become pinched and the material remains in the spaces.
If you must treat this,  there is a pulsatile irrigator  called Hydro Pulse which comes with a throat attachment. This sends a pulsatile stream to  the tonsil and in effect crowbars out the material.
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OH MY GOSH! I am a nurse and have been wondering for years, what those little bastards are! I am so thankful for the info you guys gave...I had no idea what they were called, so I just googled "stuff that come up in your throat". Yay for google!!
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My doc says they are food that gets caught in your throat and tonsils, he said that if you gaggle with water vigorously after meals it will lessen the pellets but sadly there is no cure, you are not alone I know a few other people that get them to.
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I have tonsillithes for years. The first time I noticed them was one time when I had a sore throat.  I went to a MEA Clnic and the doctor took them out with a Qtip.  This is hard to do yourself because you can see in your throat while you are digging it in.  I asked my ENT doctor about them and he wasn't concerned.  He said it was normal. He was more concerned about my reflux.  But these things are so aggravating because I can feel them in my throat and I want them out!  I gargle with salt water vigorously when I start to feel them. Most of the time they come out, but not always.  I seriously thought about getting my tonsils removed because of them.  But I was told having a tonsillectomy at my age (55) would be rough and my ENT doctor would not recommend it.
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These things have been bugging me on my right tonsil for the past week.  My throat is sore from digging around my tonsil with my toothbrush (which doesn't work).
I read the comment by "diy" a few minutes ago, so I decided to try it.  I stuck my finger down the side of my tonsil as far as I could a massaged upward, the nasty thing came out stuck on my finger!!  Thank you "diy"!!  It was a relief and I didn't gag!  
I'm thinking of buying a juicer and start on a liquid diet and then I wouldn't have any food particles to stick onto my tonsils.  I'm so tired of them.
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I'm so glad I stumbled across this forum!  Every so often I get these pellets popping out with a cough and wondered what they were.  In fact this happened earlier tonight when I went to bed.  I asked my husband about them and he's never heard of it so I came downstairs to do some research!
I don't get bad breath so as long as they are not "abnormal" then my quest has ended.
Thanks to everyone who helped me to solve this.
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I have had post nasal drip for years, and would cough up these hard, foul smelling balls.

I tried gum, mints, and a ton of mouthwashes.

I saw this stuff at walmart called Smartmouth Mouthwash. I tried it.

In two days my sore throat dissapeared. I have not had a SINGLE tonsolith since I've used this product.

I won't ever be without this mouthwash again. I hope you try it and see if it works for you, too.
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I also get these 'pelets'. Ive always discribed them more like a bit of peanut but softer.  I get alot of phlem and get bad breath, my mates have confirmed this.  Moutwash, gum and mints is only a tempory cure...

I'd do anything to go out and not have to remember to bring mints with me
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I have had the tonsiliths for years and, as a result, had stinky breath. I couldn't take it anymore and got my tonsils removed. My ENT was supportive (key to find an ENT that will file it correctly with your insurance). It's the only thing that works. Period. Plus, I lost like ten pounds when I got them removed.
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by taking doxycycline. i dunno if was coencidence or not but i started gettin it bad for a while and took doxy for something else and after my treatment it stopped. it later returned i think from kissing or sharing a drink of my ex girlfriend. i then took doxy again later on for somethin else and again it went away. this also repeated a third time. this all happened in a 2 year period. im not a doctor or anything but thats just the pattern i noticed. doxy made it go away for me until i had contact with a person who had same thing and it came back. then after doxy it was gone. soo yea. just a pattern i noticed. no doctor i talked too could even tell me what it was i was experiencing til hours of googling i found out what it was even called
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sorry ahead of time for the long post! i too, have had a problem with these, however, my case hasn't been so cut and dry! i started with them in december 2006. i had a sore throat, looked in and saw one. went to the doctor, he said strep causes these things and gave me an antibiotic (test confirmed it). i had strep on more time in 2007 with no white spots. in february 2008, i had a sore throat, looked in, saw my whole right tonsil covered in them! went to the doctor, told it was a cold go home. 2 weeks later i was in the emergency room with both tonsils covered in white spots swollen so big i was spitting in a cup because i couldn't swallow! i had tonsillitis. i was put on an antibiotic. a month later i was back at the doctor with my tonsils still swollen, although less than previous, white spots and pain. i had strep again. put on more antibiotics. 3 weeks after that my tonsils never went down and i was referred to an ent. my ent fixed my deviated septum and cut down what he called my "pads" and tunneled out my nose. he said my tonsils should go down, this was in july 08. my left one went down. in september i started with a sore throat again, looked in, my white spot friends were back, only on the right tonsil that never went down. waited until the middle of october, hoping it would go away, went to see my ent. he looked in my throat with a light and told me i had food stuck to my tonsils, dig it off with my toothbrush, people over age 20 don't get strep, and my right tonsil still needs more time!!! by the middle of november both tonsils were swollen, covered in white spots, i was fatigued, muscle aches, sore throat, and developed a lump in my armpit. went to my pcp.  she said white blood cells get stuck in the crypts and that's what i see. she sent away a strep test anyways, and called me last wednesday with the results: no strep, i have a staph infection in my tonsils!!! i have been taking tetracycline 4x's a day since friday and i don't feel any better but my white spots are gone! i guess my point is that there is no clear cut answer as to what these definately are by just looking at them. yes, there are tonsoliths, yes, strep causes pus pockets, but if you go to 3 different doctors you'll get 3 different answers, and that *****!!
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i have this exact thing, but it seems to be coming from somewhere in my nasal passage. it happened twice where i felt something in there and sniffed really hard and these pellets came into my mouth. im sure it is the same thing because it is exactly what you are all describing. but it is def not coming from my throat.
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Hi, I don't know if this is the same thing as you are all experiancing, but I don't need to cough them out I need to snort it out really hard or else it burns the top of my throat?!!! One way I have found that eases them out is massaging  the top of my mouth on  the inside. But like the rest of you these things smell (and bad!!!), but mine are more flat and have a mucus around it!

Does anyone know if this is the same thing or is it something else?
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Like everyone else in this forum, for years I have this stinky little pellets appear every so often...sometimes slowly coming  up my throat and a few times just fly up into my mouth. The smell is terrible and has even had a mothball-like smell before!! ODD! I used to be a cig. smoker, marijuana smoker never had strep, but would get sinus&UR infections. I don't smoke anymore and still get these pellets occasionally. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS FORUM & GOOGLE!! I finally have answers and see that others have stuck their fingers in their throats an fished them out with Q-Tips too!! One time a pellet was as big as a tic tac! but that only happen once...I guess we should all be happy they are harmless enough with exception to the stench!! thanks again!
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I have been getting these too for the last year and a half off and on.  I did find a solution to getting them out after trying everything else!  Take a small medicine dropper and use that to suck them out, it really works amazingly!  i tried everything else, waterpik, toothpick, squeezing them out which some time worked but really hard to do, try this you won't be dissapointed.  THey suck and i hate the bad breath that comes from it, i do have an intolerance to dairy and I do find when i eat too much of it i get them worse.  
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I call them throat boogers : )
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Ah, yes, the disgusting pellets. I actually have had two lymph nodes removed from my neck separately) because of infection in these charming little yellow-green balls. The lymph nodes were benign, but looked brown and 'burnt out," my ENT said. At the moment I have some, but they are white and not at the really smelly stage yet. I notice that eating dark or milk chocolate seems to bring this on. Ice cream seems to cling down there too. Eating not long before bed brings it on as well. I'm off to gargle with tea tree oil -- a few drops in warm water.
If that doesn't work and I get that tired, run down feeling, it means an antibiotic is probably needed.
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I have been told that these smelly hard bits are actually a sign of Acid Reflux disease. Since I have been on Nexium, I no longer get these things occurring.
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I am a mother of a 13 year old young man, who suffered with this same condition (yellowish balls of phlegm coming from his tonsills), after YEARS of sinus infections, and finally it resulting in "Post-Viral Syndrome" which knocked him out of school for 6 months, and kept him fatigued,sick and pale for 2 years....finally, we were sent to an 'ear, nose, throat specialist" who agreed, that the pitts in his tinsills, were what was causing his illnesses.  Within 2 weeks, we had them removed (via, one-day surgery, and OH MY GOD!  THE PROBLEMS WENT AWAY!  His post-viral-illness resolved within 3 months, his color came back, as well as his energy.  I would say, that 4 months-post-surgery, he is 90% back.  AND, NO MOR OF THOSE PELLETS COMING OUT, NOR, IS THERE ANY MORE BAD BREATH.  We are SOOOO Pleased.
I reccomend, finding a GOOD Ear-Nose-Throat Doctor, and getting those rotten tinsills removed.  SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM FOREVER!
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since my original post, i've had my tonsils out, ouch,lol!! i haven't had these yucky suckers since,(jan.27th) however, i have had a constant sore throat that never really went away. i have just gone to my ent and he looked down my nostril with a scope and said my throat hurt because it was raw from the acid shooting back up at him as he watches!! now i've known i had acid reflux for 4 yrs, never been on medicine, never really had heartburn, apparently, it has been causing havoc in my throat. astra8 is absolutely right, i'd be curious to know if any of you had acid reflux, gerd, or don't know you have it? seeing gi now and taking kapidex, we'll see!!
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I too did a search for "smelly phlegm" and found this website, thanks for all the info guys!

I have had the smelly balls since I was about 16, ever since I got a really bad sinus-type infection.  I used to pick them out with wooden toothpicks.

Fast-forward--now I am 26 and have really smelly phlegm and get the smelly balls of **** about every two weeks.

Like another poster, I feel one in my throat right now but it seems impossible to reach.

I went to an ENT, for strep throat, and when I told him about this, he brushed it off, and pretty much said it goes away, If anyone is in the dc/md/va (particularly Virginia) area, please let me know if you know a  doctor thats listens and cares what you are actually talking about.

I am the type of person that does my own research, so it is disheartening to hear a doctor say its nothing when I know its something.

I am not sure if I have the bad breath though, that is what I am most concerned about afterall.

After reading this forum, I want my tonsils removed, they seem to be the crux of the problem for most of the people on here.

Thanks for All Your Help!
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they bleeped out c.r.a.p., i didnt really curse, lol
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I, too, have the same problem along with the bad breath. Ironically, I was watching a news segment discussing the issue. An ENT is your best bet and they now have a procedure to remove the stinky pellets.
I will be looking for an ENT that know about the pellets and the procedure
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Hi Just joined this webs to let you all know some important information.I too have suffered with these disgusting yellow spots and sore throats for years. I have found it very difficult to get anu advice as to the cire. Allthough there seems alot of people who have this issue no one seems to know how to cure and prevent. Any way after a long search I think I may have the answer. But I am giving you all this advice for free it cost me £20.00 just to download this info. I was not amused as I thought this was a book I was ordering. So please do not dowload this if you come across it on the internet. It is How to banish tonsil stones by Dianne Putman.

Well all it states is to have a dairy free diet, Yes that's it ! Dairy free.If you get these stones its most likely to be that your intolerant to dairy products. Apparently your body does not digest the lactose in the milk and other dairy products.The calcium particles get stored in the body in areas such as the nostrils and the tonsils. Over time the calcium clumps together in the throat and begin to rot.

Worth a try and will alleviate alot of other digestive problems as well.

Needed to let you all know this to save you £20.00 if you come across this websight. Its sounds right and good advice and worth a try, but not worth £20.00 just for a brochure.

Good luck !  
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I am laughing hysterically right now, and have to catch my breath!

Okay...I haven't had these so-called tonsoliths for a WHILE now, but when I was on the phone with a client yesterday evening- up the whitish little thingy came! Just to see if tradition held through, I squashed the little stinker between my finger and thumb and out came the wretched stench of the dreaded tonsolith!

I was just now watching a silly children's movie on HBO, and rememered to 'google' the pesky problem, and found this thread! I am not a smoker, and this has plagued me from childhood! No one knew what the heck I was ever complaining about, and would like 'give' it to my mom when I was a kid to inspect, and she (pretty intolerant of all things gross) would like get nauseated, laugh, and then say she had no frickin idea as to what the damned thing ever was!

I want to reach out and hung you all- let's all go to like a coffee house, cough hard, and see what we can come up with! Ha ha! Just kidding, but you are not alone!

Your friend in NJ
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These are very common with chronic infected tonsils and/or adenoids (adenoids).Channels in either T/A called crypts collect these particles and rot. EENTs can perform T and As(tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy) but are very painful for adults. A new procedure called a PITA promises to be less painful with quicker recovery time.Problem only few EENTs use this procedure. Search your area for an EENT that performs the PITA and you will find a doctor more willing to diagnose and treat your condition. Unfortunately, surgery is the only real option to getting rid of those smelly pellets once and for all. Good luck.Your friendly Respiratory Therapist.
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I have had the same issues as you all....the little mysterious white/yellow balls from my throat.  to add to it I think I may have PND (Post Nasal Drip).  So I stopped having dairy about 6 weeks ago. and haven't had one of those little balls for about last 4 weeks?  It's been great! But I love my cheese so I am suffering, but will eventually reintroduce it VERY slowly to see what happens.  No dairy is great for that but still hasn't helped my excessive mucus problem.  Must keep trying though.  Thanks for posting.... like you all..it's nice to know you are not as Freakish as you think you are!! lol.  
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These things are awful!!! I just googled "pellets in throat" and found you all. I've suffered for a few years from these dreaded, awful smelling things. I've never smoked so I don't think that has a darn thing to do with it. I've always gotten sore throats, swollen tonsils, etc. I'm wondering if the answer is to just get my tonsild removed. I'm 31 years old. Does anyone know how/why important it is to keep the tonsils?? Do I really need them back there?

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tonsils...not "tonsild" (Sorry, I'm a teacher and can't let this go).  :)
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Hi,
  I am so happy to had a mind to Google  this problem in regards to Whitish-yellowish at time pellets that are coughed up.  I am no smoker nor have I ever been.  At home no smoking is in the house to anyone visiting!  I never had this problem in the past. I am grateful to receive all of the "gold" of  information & suggestions.  Thank you!   I know of Tonsils yes but, I  have not known what part of the mouth that you'd actually push on. Wow!   Is that  OK to do?  Someone mentioned how they pushed and pushed until it came out.  Are you referring to somewhere it the top of the mouth perhaps past the pallet of your mouth.  Like down your throat or something.

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ive had this problem for about 6 or so years since my early 20s. had a history of sore throats and allergies shots as a child (oh boy) our tonsils are part of our immune system. our parnets generation had them removed. where do u suppose those tonsils went? im sure whatever problem we are having now was created with our parents tonsils in labs. just like the mad cow came after all the "alien" mutilations
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Haha... Who knew I could successfully google "stinky hard balls from the throat" and end up with all of you!

I have had this problem since 1995 and never knew what it was!  It doesn't happen on a regular schedule for me...just out of nowhere I'll kinda feel something at the top of my throat - much like if a popcorn husk gets stuck - and I make a horrible coughing/hacking sound and poof the ball appears, normally. Yesterday, I yelled at my daughter and out came a cluster of them.  There were maybe 8 to 10 of them and man did they SMELL!  I am not good with gross or smelly things, but I can't help but always smash these balls and take a whiff.  I totally grossed my husband out yesterday! haha  They are just so dang weird.  I am almost 40 so I am sure my ENT will not even consider getting my tonsils out, but I am going to try.  I have horrible sinus problems to begin with, maybe no adenoids (adenoids) and no tonsils will help!

Good luck to us all.
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I have also had these foul smelling little bastards and never knew what they were, I am SO glad Im not alone.  I thought it would be something ill too.  But now I have a lump on my throat as well, a hard one that when I swallow it feels like Im getting scratched, whats up with that?  I've never been to a doctor but have a constant runny nose and cough, plus I have to swallow all the time and it takes me forever to get to sleep because of this.  Any ideas for me?
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i've had these all my life since i was a child. they usually come from both tonsils somtimes five times a week. i found a way to open my mouth as wide as possibe, use my index fingers to pop em out. in the first week of december last year, i went n a fruit and fluid fast for a week. had nothing but fruit and fluid, mainly pineapple and water. during that time i did not see a single pellet come out, but was able to press as before and have a little stinky liquid ooze out. i have since had a can of [20 oz] pineapplein its own juice [plain label walmart] every morning and no longer have the pillets. 7 weeks to date. there must be something in the pineapple that cleanses your body cos i dont get bumps on my face either, + i notice much clearer complexion
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wow i haven't been able to figure out my bad breath problem until now.

http://www.doctorhoffman.com/xlith.htm

this is a good summary of everything on this thread. good luck!
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Is this transferred through kissing?
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A related discussion, yellow-whitish stinky pellets was started.
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I've also had them for many years. One way to help prevent them is to stay hydrated with plenty of fluids while eating to ensure your mouth isn't full of food and not enough liquid to wash it down. Also try gargling daily with Listerine,as it kills most of the bacteria from the tonsoliths that get stuck and aids in them dissolving away( which prevents you from even knowing they exist).
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I've also had them for many years. One way to help prevent them is to stay hydrated with plenty of fluids while eating to ensure your mouth isn't full of food and not enough liquid to wash it down. Also try gargling daily with Listerine,as it kills most of the bacteria from the tonsoliths that get stuck and aids in them dissolving away( which prevents you from even knowing they exist).
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ive had thesame thing. it stated ever since one night were me and a few friends had way too much marijuana, sorta greened out.. anyways that was like 5 months ago . . . and the "phlegm" things were like realy bad in the beginning. every week id cough those little ***** up. i dnt know why but i thought it was to do with the minor dehydration i had also accumulated after smoking that sick weed. bleh (havent taken any weed since btw) ... so i just started drinking lots and lots of water. and they cleared up pretty good. and every time they come back. i just drink alot again and wont see them for a couple of months. water though. not juice or anything, and by a lot i mean 6-8 pints a day or something. i havent tried anything else, or put much thought to it, because it cleared up so fast. and that phlemg feeling in the back of the throatgoes with it too. so it probably is a sinus infection but fr me, water clears it up.  
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i also have four tonsils by the way. (i hope u got my last message )so it would make complete sense for me to get lil things stuck in them and then have them rot. but it started after that really bad marijuana experince.. hmm... maybe that caused the sinus infection, and i just havent been able to recover yet.
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A related discussion, stinky yellow balls from throat was started.
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You can take a shower head and spray back of throat....or humming helps also it loosens them safely! The vibration helps I saw ithe humming advice on doc oz lol and the water fig on my own I'm not much of a hummer haha
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You can take a shower head and spray back of throat....or humming helps also it loosens them safely! The vibration helps I saw ithe humming advice on doc oz lol and the water fig on my own I'm not much of a hummer haha
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That's what she said
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That's what she said
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I get these alot. I've figured out that if you can see them...press directly below them in an upward sort of motion and they should pop up and out.
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Mine literally smell like the centre of an *******, I'm not even exaggerating.
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I've never had these stinky pellets before until I got pregnant (1st baby) and right about my 1st trimester I started getting sinus, stuffy nose, and phlegm problems. I'm also lactose intolerance and hate diary products, but since i got pregnant, i needed my calcium, so I started drinking 3-4 cups/day lactose-free milk and eating more dairy products.

2 months into my pregnancy, I started coughing up stinky pellets (2-3 times/week). I was worried it could be cholesterol or stone issue cause a friend of mine used to cough up stinky pellets and it turned out she had gallbladder stones. When the stones were removed from her gallbladder, she said it smell and look just like these stinky pellets. This freaked me out cause the last thing I want is gallbladder stone while pregnant. After finding this site, I'm more relief. Maybe its not related to gallbladder stones. Maybe its tonsiliths. I'm definitely changing my diet to less diary products and drinking more water after meals. I'm hoping after this baby, my sinus problem and the stinky pellets will go away.

Anyone heard of stinky pellets related to gallbladder stones? How come they dont teach this in medical school? Why is my doctor clueless? Even my pharmacy and nursing friends have no clue.
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