The weird dark brown/black tonsil stones. What do these dark spots indicate?

A case of black tonsil stones

What everyone knows are the regular tonsil stones, which are white or pale yellow in color. But strangely the black tonsil stones came into limelight. Are you completely confused with questions like –

What are these black spots?

Why are my tonsil stones brownish-black unlike everyone else?

Do they represent some complications?

Don’t worry, today I’ll give you complete knowledge regarding these black tonsil stones and how they are formed..

What are the black spots I have on my tonsils (sometimes dark brown)

Listen to this case of a patient

I have a black/grayish/purplish spot about a third smaller than a pencil eraser right behind my tonsil. My ENT looked at it and told me to let my dentist watch it. But he too didn’t tell me much

This is somewhat a rare case. The problem is that even dentists sometimes fail to explain this case. You can hardly get any information regarding this condition. You can search the net and not even a single website is providing valuable info regarding these black tonsil stones. Thus I decided to write a post covering every aspect of these black dots on tonsils. See The Natural Way for eliminating Tonsil stones completely

In most of the cases reported, the black spots are nothing but the tonsil stones with a different color.

A case of black tonsil stones

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Yes.. they are tonsil stones that are black in color. As we know, the general tonsil stones are white to pale yellow in color. But why did they turn dark brown?

What actually are white or light yellow tonsil stones?

Tonsil stones are calcified materials that are formed on one’s tonsils. Sometimes when we eat, the food particles get stuck in the tonsils. Slowly bacteria start breaking down the food particles finally forming hard white-colored stones called as the Tonsil stone.. See How to get rid of my tonsil stones Quickly tonight?

Tonsil stones generally weigh around 0.25 grams to 0.5 grams.

They are composed mostly of calcium but may contain other minerals such as phosphorus and magnesium, as well as ammonia and carbonate.

They generally look like this…

difference between normal and dark colored tonsil stones

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But why the hell did your tonsil stones turn brownish black..?

The causes of Tonsil stones turning black/dark:

There are various reasons why your tonsil stones are not white. Dentists don’t know these reasons and thus fail to explain this strange case of Tonsil stones.

Many websites, across the internet give out the same bookish stuff which doesn’t work to real people. Unlike them we are giving complete research-backed solutions from almost 7 Years. Thus you will not find this practical content anywhere else across the internet.

The Impurities effect:

Do you know, calcium turns dark when some impurities act upon it? Yes, This could be the real reason behind your strange colored tonsil stones. When some deep impurities exist in the calcium based tonsil stones, the stones tend to appear dark-colored. Thus they look as a black spot representing black tonsil stones. You can now understand that your tonsil stones are black only because of the presence of large quantities of impurities in it. See An almost instant way to stop tonsil stones and its bad breath

The sacked up blood:

the real causes of dark spots on tonsils

This is another reason behind the rare color of tonsil stones. Sometimes due to the presence of deep stones, your tonsils might bleed. So this small amount of blood that comes out gets clotted and sacks up. This hardened blood settles on the tonsil stones and thus appear as dark mucus on tonsil stones. So watch clearly whether they are black tonsil stones or just some blood sacked upon the normal stones. See “I am getting these stones again and again” What should I do?

It may be other minerals:

In my book “Tonsil stones eliminator“, I explained that tonsil stones are nothing but clusters of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, carbonate….many more minerals. Though tonsil stones are mostly made up of calcium. (Thus they appear white as calcium is white colored mineral) But, there are cases when they contain large amounts of other minerals too.  In such a case the tonsil stones appear in a different color. Logically, why would the stones look white if they don’t have large amounts of calcium? In such a case, we tend to see the existence of black or dark colored tonsil stones. See Should I Get my Tonsils removed? Is it the best way out?

3 causes of strange Dark or black Tonsil stones

Pin it.. It’s still unknown to many

Are these dark colored tonsil stones more complicated or dangerous?

Don’t worry… These are not some big dangerous things. They are just like the normal tonsil stones but just are of a different color. See Where can I get a step by step clear guidance that helps eliminate my tonsil stones?

Should I follow a different removal technique for removal of these black stones?

As discussed, the brownish or black tonsil stones can be mainly of three reasons. So based upon the case you need to think of the removal technique. See The Natural way for eliminating tonsil stones completely

So If the color is because of the impurities or the other mineral present, you need not think much about the removal techniques. You can simply follow any of the natural or physical methods I discussed in other articles for the removal of the tonsil stones.

But if your case is sacked up blood, you first need to stop the bleeding problem and then think of removing the stones. Or else you may bleed too much leading to further complications.

But…My black spots are not tonsil stones..?

black spots on tonsils but not tonsil stones

As I said, in most of the cases the black dots on the tonsils are nothing but the tonsil stones that are of a different color. But there are some rare cases in which these black spots are not the stones.

The mucus accompanied by smoking:

There are cases in which the black color can be due to your habit of regular smoking.

Yes, due to a variety of reasons, mucus tends to get accumulated in one’s throat. So, when such a person (who already has an accumulated mucus) smokes, impurities start to get mixed with the mucus present in his throat. Thus, this results in forming a thick black mucus-like substance on his/her tonsil. See Treat Pus formation on my Tonsil

Inflammation due to post nasal drip:

If you suffer from problems like chronic sinusitis, it may result in a postnasal drip. Thus this excess mucous developed settles back as a black spot on the throat looking like a black dot. This can be one common reason if your black spots don’t seem like tonsil stones. (You can then use this Sinus Rinse for clearing it out)

A case of melanoma:

Sometimes the black spot may indicate a case of melanoma a case of tonsil cancer, in which the tonsil glands get affected. But this is almost very rare.


Your tonsil stones are black.

This clearly indicated the presence of impurities or sacked up blood.

No late, These impurities and sacked up blood turn into an infection that spreads throughout your deep tonsils and throat thus turning your life into a scary nightmare.


If you want to find the only solution to these black tonsil stones. If you want to wipe out your tonsil stones and get back your happy pink tonsils.

Here is what to do..

Watch this important CASE STUDY that helps you eliminate all the tonsil stones easily and perfectly..

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Know more :

Tonsil stone vacuum method : The removal method with massive success rate

5 Ways to remove Tonsil stones even if you can’t see them

How to identify pus on tonsils? Is it pus or tonsil stones

Understanding and eliminating green Tonsil stones

Key Difference Between Tonsil Stones And tonsillitis…Don’t get confused

True Clear pictures of Tonsil stones (white stones)

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