Friday, April 29, 2005

Cryptic Tonsillitis

Cryptic Tonsillitis


64 comments:

french/new/wave/nerd said...

you just saved me a medical bill!

-taxiplasm
http://gnitseretni.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I get those too. They're gross. Now I know the technical name. :)
~Andrea

Steve Garfield said...

I get them too!

They are small, white stone-like particles called tonsilliths.

Venessa said...

Thanks Ryan!!! I get those too and they smell nasty, really nasty. It's awesome that you revealed that...nobody ever wants to bring that stuff up for fear that someone will say "Umm...no, it's just you. Please don't sit next to me anymore." :)

Richard BF said...

This is a great little series you guys are doing. Ryan and Jay: Disgusting Things. This is why raw tagging is ultimately flawed, because I just want to tag all your videos with Rocketboom, so I know which ones are beautifully disgusting. Any news on pussy?

His Own Red King said...

Wow! I'm going to have to chime in on the "thanks for the education" theme. I've had these for years and not known what to think... until now.

Anonymous said...

So, who wants to make out?

Road to Ruin said...

I think you've all been mis-diagnosed!
What you are really coughing up are
FURBALLS!! hahahahahaha!

And I don't have them, so you must have inherited them from the other parent.....

1 of us said...

yes...they smell like bad breath concentrate...that's what I figured they were...

1 of us said...

yes...they smell like bad breath concentrate...that's what I figured they were...

1 of us said...

yes...they smell like bad breath concentrate...that's what I figured they were...

annie! said...

okay i'm feeling like the odd man out here because i haven't gotten one of those.

i won't be able to sleep tonight because i fear one day millions of these little balls will shoot out of my crypts. eek.

Joel Leo said...

I have been getting them for years, thanks so much I had no clue where they came from. They smell soooo bad. thanks guys. No I know.

jonny goldstein said...

ick

Melanie said...

Awesome! Just the other day I coughed one of those up and my husband acted like I had some kind of disease. I've had them for years - their disgusting. I'm glad I'm not alone.

Anonymous said...

i love how this feels like a C.T. support group.
thanks for being our sponsor ryan, you've really been our shepard.
ashe

Jay and Ryanne's future great grand child said...

"daddy, why did great grandma Ryanne have so many disgusting things coming out of her? and why did she vlog it?"

James Williams said...

Cryptic tonsillitis is like tonsillitis, which is an inflammation of the tonsils. If you don't have pain and inflammation it's not tonsillitis.

Those things you're talking about sound like tonsilloliths, or tonsil stones. They are formed when the mucosa in your throat sticks together rather than being swallowed as it normally does.

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

I am not affiliated with Doctor Hoffman in any way.

Anonymous said...

Hey you two... mostly I have been enjoying your creativeness.. but..just so you know.. there is a segment of your audience out here that are not into the "eeewww factor" of body functions or toilet humor. A couple of things now I have clicked on and afterwards wished I had not exposed myself to it. If you want to keep people such as myself coming back, I suggest setting up some sort of an "early warning" system for these kinds of clips, unless your target audience is only the people who are into gooey body stuff. I am starting to feel a certain wariness before watching your work.
Bill in Wash.DC

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, Bill, this is what Ryanne is all about. She's not here to impress or please anyone (and says so many times on this site). It's all about reality. If you don't like reality, go hide under a rock and don't watch.

Hey, thanks for posting this Ryanne. I get those too occassionally but for some reason mine don't seem to smell (or maybe I've never stuck my nose that close after they come flying out). Not too often though, like once a year if that.

Nathan Peters
modernsingledad.com

ryanne hodson said...

i want to make you squirm
with TRUTH through bodily functions!

Anonymous said...

hey there Nathan and Ryanne.. no problem.. ('twas not my intention to offend anyone). From some of the other quality videos shown here I wouldn't have guessed that making people squirm is what this vlog site is essentially about.
My mistake. I've been set straight.
..and I shall continue on with my search for creativeness that has the power to move me in somewhat more desireable directions. (also truth & reality)
ba bye.. bill in washington dc

emily said...

wow..i never knew anyone else coughed those things up!!..i told my sister and mom that i coughed up little white thinks and they though i was SO WEIRD!!!..now i can tell them I'm not alone!...yay!!.thank you ryanne

n.v. said...

Does that girl ever wash her hair? She has cryptical grease-ilitis. Shampoo!

ryanne hodson said...

ha ha ha
yeah i was about to get in the shower
i like to really show myself, my full self on my videoblog
as you all can see.
videos can't wait until you look "nice"

Xavier said...

Chronic tonsillitis of any description can lead to heart valve problems and arthritis if not treated for extended periods of time, so be sure to check that out.

Megan said...

Thank you so much. It started on me today, and I was wondering what that gross, foul-smelling, lump was comming from my tonsils! I'm 13, and when it first came, it was a big white patch, with bumps all over it. It was hard, and I popped it. Now, I can see huge pot-holes in my tonsils, where the gunk is leaking out, and I keep swallowing it. >.o; ... I thought bugs dug holes in my tonsils and planted eggs in them. ^^; now I see, Thank you so very much! I know what to do about this now. :)

sprez777 said...

i googled "what's that white stuff in my tonsils?" and the first thing that came up was this M.D. talking about surgery. another bit of "information" from a lay person suggested that a person afflicted with these was not practicing good hygeine, should get rid of any "filthy" pets such as dogs and cats, and should stop eating meat or else die, i kid you not ignorance abounds! yeah ok sure, i've been finding these things in my throat for years and i'm perfectly healthy. also i was a vegetarian for years and now i'm not iwas healthy then and i'm healthy now. i figured it was probably just one of those gross things that happen to us just because we're human and it is. thanks so much Ry for vlogging such a nasty part of your humanity. i hope everyone who has these can just accept it and stop worrying about them now and don't go paying brainwashed doctors to chop off viable anatomy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks heaps,Iv'e had this for more than 5 years now,& the first time I found them,I stayed up all night thinking I had throat cancer or something bad!I went straight 2 the Doc the next day and I took them with me in a tissue and showed her!She had NO idea & said it could be an infection.I know when Iv'e got them cause I can feel my ears getting blocked.

Anonymous said...

I just recently pulled what seemed to be the complete volume of my tonsil out of my tonsil of that white stuff. I use a tooth pick and gently scoop them out when I see them. The weirdest thing about the whole situation is the weird need to smell it and every time it is exponentially grosser (if that is a word). Oh well, im not a doctor, but the method works for me so I hope it works for some others.

Russell said...

Ha ha. What a great video. I get 'em too. Pretty nasty. I hate those damn things, and I think they make my ears feel clogged too. But...Whaddayagonnado?
Good job.
Russ

Anonymous said...

I've had these for ever
Yes they MUST be smelled and...alsdkfjldsfj boy do they smell
For some reason I get the greatest satisfaction from gettin a big ol fat one to pop out.
my tonsils seem to be morphing into a cavernous region which is not so cool
And it seems it is just food
collecting in the tonsils it gets pushed back ferments a little turns into a cool little chunk.
Don't you love my bullet style run on sentances
and last of all I use my fingers to pop them out unless I have a huuuge one. picking alone just isn't efficient!!! learn how to pimp your tonsils yall ;)
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Anonymous said...

i just wanted to thank you for this video.Saved me from anixety.Now its all gone. :D

Anonymous said...

I want ot tell you thank you for helping me affirm that this is what i have. I have gone to the doctor 3 times now and they can't find anything wrong. I brought up the fact that i thought it was cryptic tonsillitis and they played me off like i was stupid. BUT i will be going back in there again in about a week so i think i need to MAKE them listen to me.

ub2ugly2 said...

Thank you so much. I've had these for years and never knew what they were. Once I asked my dad (non-medical-type person) and his best explanation was a potential yeast infection of some kind. I'm glad other people have them, as well. Misery loves company!

Mary Beth said...

Hmm, that's gross.
Glad I had my tonsils taken out in 5th grade.

Susan said...

Holy crap! I get those too!

You thought they were aliens? When I was a little kid, they brought an eagle to my school, and in the middle of a presentation the eagle spit up this pellet, and they said it was all the fur and stuff from the animals that it ate that it couldn't digest. So when I was a kid I thought I just spit up pellets like an eagle did. I never told ANYONE about it because I figured they'd think I was nuts.

Brooke said...

I would like to know how to get rid of them. I have had this problem off & on, not sure what causes it. This time, I have had the problem for about 3 weeks, but nothing will come up. Any suggesstions?

Anonymous said...

OMIGOSH. No one ever believed me and my sister that we had these. I can never kick a common cold- it always turns into a bacterial infection that I have to take antibiotics for. Now I know what is going on. I'm getting my damn tonsils removed! I'm sick of smelling gross phlem chunks!

Anonymous said...

I have them now and I can't quite decide what the hell they are! I googled them but all sorts of nasty things came up and I'm going to my doctor now, just iin case....

Anonymous said...

definitely have those too! so glad I saw this today because now I know what they're called... thanks to 9minutesofffame.com and YOU. :c )

-jan (jannygirl.com)

Anonymous said...

I've got them too.. my ex a couple years ago told me about her doing spitting these up sometimes, and then one day about a year ago i spit one up.. and just this passed month I’ve spit up probably about 5 or 6, 3 of them being today.. curiosity gets the best of me every time and i break them open.. and omg they reek!!! now how do u fix this problem.. because I’ve never had a problem before now and it seems to be getting worse.

Anonymous said...

Gargaling, gargling (sp?) in the shower with LOTS of water has solved this for me. I have 2 "pockets" near my tonsils that these disgusting satanic balls would form in. But since I started "deep throat gargling" they don't get a chance to form.
I was about 13 when the first one came up. I thought it was a disloged tumor and was happy that I had, apparantly, beaten cancer.

The first person that I met that also had these things, called them throat boogers. I think that captures the vileness of them.

Anonymous said...

I have these too. I had two big ones come up recently. And I was curious about how they were making my throat smell, so I put my finger back and rubbed tonsil. The smell on my finger was the same as the stones. I decided to try every thing I can think of to get rid of smell because gargling with mouthwash doesn't get rid of it. Everydays gargle with vinegar and salt water, before showering massage each tonsil with baking soda paste on my finger. Then in shower put wash cloth on finger and rub around the tonsils..After this the smell was still there and I did it about 6 times on each side. I ate some yogurt. And I plan on dipping my wash cloth in mouthwash and wipeing there too. After this my throat is sore so I will gargle with hydrogen peroxide. Hopefully if I do this in order every day it will help the problem. Yuck

B said...

This showed up in my RSS reader tonight. I can't decide which is funnier - the wack comments or you and your coughables.

Cuoredifango said...

sorry ryan but this is the first disgusting vlog ever published, maybe explaining that without images would have been better

bleahhhh

;o)

rob parrish said...

me never . . . my wife . . . yes.

Anonymous said...

thank you thank you thank you! I too am one of the many CT sufferers (good to know there are apparently many of us!). I finally got sick of the foul smelling little buggers and I'm getting the tonsils out next month. I asked my doctor several times about them previously and he kind of blew it off... after so many sore throats and the grossness and discomfort of it all, I demanded he refer me to an ENT. He confirmed that it is, in fact, a chronic infection and the ONLY guaranteed solution is tonsillectomy. So, operating room, here I come! (but thanks for being honest and sharing -the video was a riot!)

Anonymous said...

To all my fellows clams, the BEST thing you can do is use a waterpick on a GENTLE setting straight into the crypt while leaning over the sink. It gets much more out than poking and sticking things in your tonsils that are sure to give you a sore throat, if not an infection. Thank you Ryanne, you've given many a reason to stop panicking!

Stephanie R said...

So, I came across this page last month when I self-diagnosed a mild case of cryptic tonsillitis (after having some chinese prick tell me it was mono and possibly 3 other terminal diseases.. obviously his opinon was poo). I've had a theory for about that past month, which links to latex in my mattress. I got a memory foam bed and I feel like it affects me most while trying to sleep. I only got the white things on my tonsils shortly after getting a latex memory foam bed, and am quite weary that this is causing my problem.. This may take a while to respond to, I guess, so I'll try to be patient but could you please, and anyone checking this little forum with the same problem, answer me if you are allergic to latex? Have latex memory foam bedding or could make any connection? Please, please, I'm sure I couldn't have worried for over a month now for nothing at all... So please, I'm desperate and have had it with doctors who really know @*(& all. Any connection here?

bryan said...

this is funny... i just had like 6-7 little stinky stones pop up, my buddies uncle just found out he had lung cancer & we're all paranoid cause we somke.... then i get this tonight & hurry to google to make sure this isn't some early signs or something & find out its somewhat normal... the internet is great

cosmos said...

Gargle with a mixture of baking soda and saltwater. They will come out on their own. Put in about a mouthful of water and a teaspoon of baking soda and a little salt. It works!

Broiled said...

Yes, yes, yes. Very horrible little blighters. Sometimes I just forget they're there then 2 months later one will just suddenly appear and I'll cough it up. Sick! bleugh.... :p

Jesse said...

!!! ATTENTION !!!

Ok this stuff is NOT called cryptic tonsilitis. its called TONSILOLITHS!!!!!

Cryptic tonsillitis is a condition (Sore throat) which is what causes you to get the CRYPTS. The crypts end up harboring bacteria, etc and causing this white junk you see this person pop out. the white rotting balls are called tonsil stones (Tonsiloliths).

Im surprised someone posted a video, it was quite amusing

-posted dec 21, 2007-

Anonymous said...

OMG my sister told about this blog. We have had them for EVER! The first time I ever got one, I was probably 12, it was flat and I thought it was a seed, so after a few more, I even tried to plant the seed to see if it would grow, like maybe it was coming up from my stomach from the foods I ate. Then as the years went by, I thought it was the beginnings of throat cancer because, for me, they went from flat to round and even jagged and yeah, they smelled real bad when they were crushed. I eventually had a discussion with my sister and found out she had them too! So we both thought it had to be hereditary. I did try to tell my doctor once and he acted like he never heard of it, then when I told him I could 'dig' one out, he said not to that it had to be from an infection and that would make it worse. My sister calls it 'harvesting' when she diggs hers out. Gross. Thanks for your blog and vid, I don't feel so alone about it now.

Elizabeth said...

I just got my first one today! When i told my mom about it, she said that she gets those too and that i have "cryptic tonsillitis". My mom had it too and actually had to get her tonsils removed. So, i decided to do a little more research on it and then i came apon this! Im glad im not the only one haha. I was scared there for a minite.

:)

Anonymous said...

Ok on monday I saw an ENT doctor for like 3 minutes and he said that I had cryptic tonsillitis. now I dont have any stone like stuff everyone is talking about, nor the odor. I cant tell the last time I had a sore throat, might be years. The first time this happened to me was about 2 months ago when it felt like food was stuck in my throat. I later pulled an inch long piece of scrambled egg out The doctor said its not scambled eggs, I know it is because I cook it and it was big enough to tell it was scrambled eggs. It has happened three times again since the first time, all with soft particle on of which I am pretty sure was rice. Shortly after his diagnosis, he tells me that I need surgery to remove my tonsils. After a 3 minute examination, I will get a second oppinion. Has anyone had theirs removed or was ever told to have them removed? CJ

Anonymous said...

You are the coolest woman in the world. I can only wish I had the courage to show myself to the world in such a genuine, natural state. Kudos. I get those little things in my throat too, and I have tried to explain it to a few people, but everyone was like "what the hell are you talking about? you are gross." Thanks so much for letting me know I'm not some kind of monster!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered my tonsil hole a few weeks ago and I freaked out! I thought I had throat cancer, so I made an appt. with an ENT specialist. He said that it was relatively normal, and that they form in people who got sick a lot when they were younger. I had mono when I was 16, and I don't know if that is related to cryptic tonsils, but... He also said that these people typically have larger tonsils, more "loogies", and are more prone to getting sick than others. He said the bad thing is we "cryptics" have to worry more about bad breath, flus, and staying sick longer. However, we are building immunities that last way longer than any flu shot! And, yes those little cheese balls reek like the stankest dead person's breath ever!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ryanne.
I had the same nasty thing for years and didnt know that the ay those things smel is the way YOUR BREATH smells.
I went to see a Doctor and he said the only permanent way to get rid of them is to get a tonsillectomy.
I did that and I feel great. I havent had them since and my breath is sucker free

Anonymous said...

I definitely have this. I just got it and I'm so grossed out... I'm seventeen and my mom thinks I'm stupid for self-diagnosing; she's sure I'm wrong. It's CT though, I have the same symptoms. I'm going to the doctor tomorrow and I'm terrified that she'll blow me off like many of you have said you regular doctors did.
Thanks for the video! I feel like less of a freak now.

jmlubs said...

Your video was effin brilliant!

I have had chronic tonsil turds for quite a while. Been considering getting the tonsils removed. Why the hell are they needed anyway?? MD says to filter bacteria etc. Well, the obviously aren't working!

Manda said...

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/health/Getting_Rid_of_Bad_Breath_20090209 thought you might find this interesting :) i had them for a long time too.

Pickablueandmew said...

I've had this problem for years. Except for me it's not something that I need to "dig out" on a weekly basis. I usually have to do this after every meal ( I suspect that it's just food particles for me). I try to do it gently with a qtip but because I have MULTIPLE holes (actually they're more in the shape of a bellybutton piercing) and slits in both tonsils that isn't really possible. I always manage to make my tonsils bleed and then they swell and hurt and well you get the idea. Anyone have any suggestions on the best way to remove these nasty lumps WITHOUT making my tonsils bleed?