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Dr. Joel Doyon
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Red bumps on back of throat normal?

Red bumps on back of throat normal?

Normal but see doc: It's probably just some lymph tissue and it is normal. If you have further concerns, i recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Christopher Schmidt
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Is it normal to have little bumps on the back and side of your throat.

Is it normal to have little bumps on the back and side of your throat.

Usually: Normal to have some things from time to time. Larger or painful or persistent issues need follow up with a medical professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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I have little bumps all over the back of my throat. Some are a little bigger than others. I've had em for as long as I can remember. Are they normal?

I have little bumps all over the back of my throat. Some are a little bigger than others. I've had em for as long as I can remember. Are they normal?

Seen in throat: The lining (mucosa) of the pharynx is thrown into a series of folds by lymphoid & muscular tissue. The base of the tongue (where your question points) often has a nodular appearance due to the circumvallate papillae & the lingual tonsil. Nodular lymphoid tissue or linear webs may also be seen on the otherwise smooth surface of the valleculae.You sound normal, but a doctor's exam can reassure you. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Doyon
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I found I have a bunch of painless bumps on the back of my tongue going down the back side of my throat. Are they normal? They are causing throat itch

Normal: Normal anatomy, probably taste buds and localized lymphatic nodules related to tonsils. If they enlarge in size or become painful, see physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashid Khan
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Is it normal to have white sesame seed type bumps in the back of my throat?

Is it normal to have white sesame seed type bumps in the back of my throat?

Tonsillolith: Tonsillolith is a calcification occuring in the tonsil as a result of chronic inflammation. Most commonly tonsilloliths are intratonsillar and are asymptomatic. They have been identified incidentally. Commonly patients with tonsillolith complain of foul breath and throat pain. Consult your ENT dr for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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I have this swollen little bump in the way back of my throat on the left side. I have to turn my head to the right to see it. Is this normal?

Depends: It could be normal anatomy of the region. It is true however that anatomy favors bilateral symmetry. If the condition worsens or you are worried consult with an md, especially an ENT (otorhinolaryngologist). ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
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I have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. Is that normal? And why are they there?

Could be: Please see your ear nose and throat doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Does my oropharynx look "normal"? The bumps on the back of my throat scare me, as well as the white spot I see by my tonsil.

Does my oropharynx look "normal"? The bumps on the back of my throat scare me, as well as the white spot I see by my tonsil.

See doctor: You did not mention whether this is a recent finding or something which has been present for months or years since this makes a big difference in management. If this is recent, see doctor to make sure that it is not a strep throat or from mono . ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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My throat is kinda soar, and there's a pink bump on the back of my throat. The veins are dark purple. Is that normal ??

My throat is kinda soar, and there's a pink bump on the back of my throat. The veins are dark purple. Is that normal ??

Probably normal.: Hard to say without looking, but there are often pink bumps on the back of the throat which are nothing but little patches of white cells and supporting tissue. Sore throat can be associated with a little accentuation of the normal. ...Read more

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