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A 22-year-old male asked:

I have this one dark vein in back of throat. also it looks like i have red/white craters on my tonsils, and also i see excessive saliva, and sometimes it feels like i have food stuck in throat but when i swallow it wont go away ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Otolaryngologist: Have a thorough examination by an Otolaryngologist. The specks are probably tonsillar stones which are old food and other debris. They are usually insignificant. Anxiety can cause a sensation of a lump in the throat. I doubt that the vein is pathological. For peace of mind an examination by a throat specialist will be helpful.

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