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Parma Heights, OH
A 24-year-old female asked:

Sore throat on one side when i swallow. no tonsils. i see a penny sized lumpy bump way back on that right side what looks to be on the pharyngeal tongue and/or throat. what could it be, will gargling with salt water help?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Throat problem : This needs to be seen. There are several possible reasons for your concern. Tonsil stones. Tonsillith comes to mind.
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