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Small flesh colored bumps on uvula w' sore throat. Diagnosed with hpv over 10 years ago, no recurrences. Also diagnosed with herpes over a year ago?

Small flesh colored bumps on uvula w' sore throat. Diagnosed with hpv over 10 years ago, no recurrences. Also diagnosed with herpes over a year ago?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Herpes recurs on the lips or face, rather than the uvula or inside the mouth. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have 7-10 orangish reddish whitish bumps at the back of my throat behind uvula. What can these be? Had a sore throat for 7 days now, no other symptoms

I have 7-10 orangish reddish whitish bumps at the back of my throat behind uvula. What can these be? Had a sore throat for 7 days now, no other symptoms

Two possibilities: (although may be more)
1. Viral infection of the throat. Very common (sometimes called "human foot and mouth" disease
2. Infectious Mononucleosis (A simple blood test will tell)
See your Primary Care Provider or Family Physician for exact diagnosis!

Hope this helps!
DrZ ...Read more

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I have enlarged bumps on the very back of my tongue directly beneath my uvula. Sore throat, cough, bloody mucus when coughing.

I have enlarged bumps on the very back of my tongue directly beneath my uvula. Sore throat, cough, bloody mucus when coughing.

Circumvallate papill: The large bumps are your circumvallate papilla and are normal taste buds. They are arranged in an upside down v configuration. The sore throat and the cough with bloody mucous can be either a virus or bacterial infection. If you have associated yellowish drainage with a fever I would be inclined to give you an antibiotic. You would need to call you Pmd or go to an urgent care to get the meds ...Read more

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Could a large solid bump at the base of my tongue be a tumor? It is far back, almost into my throat and touch my uvula. I have a sore throat too and my tongue is a little sore. I have noticed it before but it seemed to have gone away.

Could a large solid bump at the base of my tongue be a tumor? It is far back, almost into my throat and touch my uvula. I have a sore throat too and my tongue is a little sore. I have noticed it before but it seemed to have gone away.

Need Consultation: Too many variables present to just wait. Get and appointment with and oral surgeon for an evaluation (possible biopsy) of this bump. This may be a nuisance or it could be very serious. However the serious side is significant to warrant to know what it is now! ...Read more

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Bad sore throat for 1 week. No other symptoms, strep neg. Doc gave anti. & steroid shot. Big red bumps on uvula. Any suggestions? This is getting old.

Bad sore throat for 1 week. No other symptoms, strep neg. Doc gave anti. & steroid shot. Big red bumps on uvula. Any suggestions? This is getting old.

Viral infection: This sounds very typical of several viral illnesses. Adenovirus, Coxsackievirus Virus, Epstein Bar Virus and several others. Hang in there, I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Sore throat and a lil bump on the roof of my mouth, what could this be?

Sore throat and a lil bump on the roof of my mouth, what could this be?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. Merely giving you a list of possibilities serves no real purpose. If you want to know what you have and what would be the appropriate treatment, if any, you will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Painless bump in roof of mouth and sore throat?

Painless bump in roof of mouth and sore throat?

May not be related: These 2 symptoms may or may not be related. Sore throat may be flu or any upper respiratory tract infection. Could be from trauma. Virus or bacteria. Who knows? The bump? How long has it been there? Could be a natural bony growth. Could be a cyst. Could be a number of things. Please see an md or a dds in person for further answers. ...Read more

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Sore throat have bumps on my tongue only on left side of mouth?

Sore throat have bumps on my tongue only on left side of mouth?

Viral likely: Most likely this is a viral throat infection which usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except gargling with warm salt water. The tongue bumps are probably reactive glands. If symptoms worsen instead of gradually improving, see your physician for evaluation and a rapid throat culture to check for strep which is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Red bumps on roof of mouth and sore throat, is this from an sti?

Red bumps on roof of mouth and sore throat, is this from an sti?

See Doctor: If by sti you mean a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis the answer is yes. However there are other things than can cause red lesions and a sore throat. Consult a dentist and a physician as soon as possible especially if you suspect having a sexally transmitted infection, get tested for HIV infection also. Avoid all sexual contact until ok by doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain on my tounge feels like a sore throat but when I put my finger on the back of my mouth on the tounge there are bumps that hurt what is it?

I have pain on my tounge feels like a sore throat but when I put my finger on the back of my mouth on the tounge there are bumps that hurt what is it?

Taste buds: If you are feeling bumps on your tongue that are sore to touch, these are likely inflamed taste buds. That can happen when you have a throat infection or head cold. As you get better, the swelling in the taste buds should resolve. If you see white in the back of your throat, have swollen painful bumps in your neck or get fever, you should see your local doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a cough and sore throat for about a week. I have developed a bump on the roof of my mouth that I can barely reach with my tongue.

I have had a cough and sore throat for about a week. I have developed a bump on the roof of my mouth that I can barely reach with my tongue.

Cough: Patients of any age who have had cough for a week or more, especially when accompanied by a sore throat, should be examined by a doctor. Though the cause of your symptoms may be viral, and therefore ultimately resolve on their own, there is still a possibility that the cause may be bacterial. In this case, antibiotics may be needed to achieve full resoluation. ...Read more

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I recently had a cold and a sore throat. I looked at the back of my mouth I saw small clusters of little white bumps. Am I having a herpes outbreak?

I recently had a cold and a sore throat. I looked at the back of my mouth I saw small clusters of little white bumps. Am I having a herpes outbreak?

Sore throat: You should have an evaluation by a physician who may elect to perform a throat culture. It may even be a viral culture if the appearance is consistent by their judgement. ...Read more

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Sore throat, red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and?

Sore throat, red on the uvila and soft palet on the roof of mouth, tongue spots that turned into valleys, now white bumps on the back of tongue and?

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. Try to quit the tobacco use, good opportunity. If concerned, see your PCP after 6 days or so. ...Read more

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After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

Viral or Bacterial: There are many causes of sore throat. When sore and inflamed, viral and bacterial causes are often suspected. Acid reflux is possible as well. Sores in the mouth (canker sores) are caused by viral infections. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and red bumps in the top of my mouth. I have no stds, I just have never had red bumps before. What's wrong?

I have a sore throat and red bumps in the top of my mouth. I have no stds, I just have never had red bumps before. What's wrong?

Insufficent informat: It would not be wise to make a diagnosis from the information provided. If the signs and symptoms have persisted more than a couple of days, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having sore throat, white bumps back of tongue, mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

I am having sore throat, white bumps back of tongue, mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

Oral cancer: If you're worried about oral cancer, see your Dentist for an oral cancer exam (can't be done over the computer). Know that if you do not abuse alcohol and don't smoke (anything), your chances of oral cancer are relatively low. So go see your Dentist if for mother other than peace of mind...priceless. ...Read more

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I've been having a sore throat runny nose the roof of my mouth feels swollen 2 bumps in the back of my tongue went away a day ago what's going on?

I've been having a sore throat runny nose the roof of my mouth feels swollen 2 bumps in the back of my tongue went away a day ago what's going on?

Influenza: You have the flu! Check out CDC. Gov site for more info. Its all over the USA. Vet a nose swab done to confirm it. Drink lot of fluids and take rest. ...Read more

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Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. Also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV?

Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. Also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV?

Exam needed.: HSV is unlikely. The redness/itching/flaking is most consistent with seborrheic dermatitis (especially if scalp is also flaky), but that doesn't explain the chronic sore throat. Let your doctor examine you, and perhaps do a throat culture. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more