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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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What causes clear ...filled bumps in back of throat or near tonsil area(have no tonsils). They dont hurt.

What causes clear ...filled bumps in back of throat or near tonsil area(have no tonsils).  They dont hurt.

Possibly allergies: I believe you may be referring to cobblestoning of the lining of your throat. This often will occur if a person has allergies. The little bumps are tiny areas of swelling. It is also possible that what you are seeing is normal. Many people will say that they see bumps, and they are referring to normal tissue that appears bumpy due to light reflection when trying to illuminate the area. ...Read more

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I have a white small bump in the back of my throat behind my tonsils, it doesn't hurt, what could it be?

I have a white small bump in the back of my throat behind my tonsils, it doesn't hurt, what could it be?

White lesion: The most common white lesion on or around the tonsils is mucous retention cyst. See ENT for confirmation and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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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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Hard bumps that feel like food is stuck in the back of throat. The back of my throat and tonsils have had pus pockets for about 2 years now.

Hard bumps that feel like food is stuck in the back of throat. The back of my throat and tonsils have had pus pockets for about 2 years now.

Tonsil stones: These are common collections of trapped food and debris that get caught in the crypts of tonsils. The only permanent cure is to remove your tonsils. ...Read more

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I have yellowish, orange bumps covering the back of my throat. My tonsils are also inflamed. I've been experiencing this for two weeks now. ?

I have yellowish, orange bumps covering the back of my throat. My tonsils are also inflamed. I've been experiencing this for two weeks now. ?

Needs checked: Most throat infections are viral or bacterial. Most viral and bacterial throat infections will resolve within 7 to 10 days. Since this is longer, it would be wise to consult a physician. While strep gets all the publicity, it is NOT the most common. Consider post nasal drainage due to environmental factors, and if you smoke, consider that the first place the hot burning gases go is the throat. ...Read more

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I have around 5+ large, fleshy colored bumps on the back of my throat. Could they be warts? Or what are they? I don't have tonsils, if that helps.

I have around 5+ large, fleshy colored bumps on the back of my throat. Could they be warts? Or what are they? I don't have tonsils, if that helps.

R/O HPV: HPV ARE A GROUP OF VIRUSES THAT CAUSE LESIONS ON THE VAGINAL/PENILE/ORAL/RECTAL MUCOSA. YOU NEED TO BE EXAMINED BY AN ENT AND HAVE A BX OR EXCISION IF INDICATED. SOME STRAINS INCREASE THE RISK OF CANCER. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

What do you suggest if I have bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

Swollen tonsils: And bumps (? Pus ) on the back of the throat may mean throat infection- viral or bacterial . See your doctor for this so you can start antibiotics if positive for strep. ...Read more

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Having symptoms of tooth hurting, coughing , red big bumps in back of throat and near tonsils. ?

Having symptoms of tooth hurting, coughing , red big bumps in back of throat and near tonsils. ?

Tonsillitis: Sounds like tonsillitis. Explains all symptoms except tooth pain. See MD for exam. Cause may be viral or bacterial. Bacterial should be treated with antibiotics.
See dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more

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Hi doc. I have bumps on the back of my throat it there for many years. It could be a lymph tissue? I also don't have tonsils.

Hi doc. I have bumps on the back of my throat it there for many years. It could be a lymph tissue? I also don't have tonsils.

Normal: Bumps of lymph tissue in the back of the throat are normal. These may be slightly larger to make up for the lack of tonsils.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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For the past 2 years I have these white looking bumps in the back of my throat. Tonsils have been out for 1 year yet still having throat pain.

For the past 2 years I have these white looking bumps in the back of my throat. Tonsils have been out for 1 year yet still having throat pain.

Possible abscesses: or stones in the area where your tonsils used to be. Possible retained food. Hint: use a Water-Pik on SLOW/LOW speed and see if any disappear or dislodge. Narcotic medication should not be necessary; perhaps, antibiotics, ...Read more

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I have these fleshy bumps in the back of my throat, and also a bump with a white head behind my tonsils what is it?

I have these fleshy bumps in the back of my throat, and also a bump with a white head behind my tonsils what is it?

Difficult to know: Without seeing these and being able to perform a full exam it is nearly impossible to tell what they are with any accuracy. If it is behind your tonsil the potential for a retrotonsillar abscess with major complications exists, and strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Had tonsil stones before now there is what looks like tonsil stones but I can see a yellow spot and white bumps at the back of my throat ?

Had tonsil stones before  now there is what looks like tonsil stones but I can see a yellow spot and white bumps at the back of my throat ?

Well : Can be tonsil stones or another type bacterial or viral infection or after saucer. Recommend Healthtap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have the cold and now I see white bumps at the back of my throat and on my tonsils it hurts to swallow could it be the cold or something else ?

I have the cold and now I see white bumps at the back of my throat and on my tonsils it hurts to swallow could it be the cold or something else ?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a 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 the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol may decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Right side of throat is red and tonsil is inflamed, pain, and strange little reddish bumps in back of throat, yellow tongue and pallet. What is this?

Right side of throat is red and tonsil is inflamed, pain, and strange little reddish bumps in back of throat, yellow tongue and pallet. What is this?

See your doctor: You have an infection and your doctor could check you for strep throat versus a viral infection. Bargle with listerine and drink plenty of fluids until you see the doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bumps on back of throat and swollen tonsils?

Get checked: This can be a series of issues from simple enlarged tonsils to tonsillitis. I would see and ENT and get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hurts to swallow, bumps on back of throat. Looks very strained and tonsils look smaller than usual?

Hurts to swallow, bumps on back of throat. Looks very strained and tonsils look smaller than usual?

Tonsillitis?: Is high on the list of possibilities. Hard to comment precisely. Need examination and may need throat swab. Recommend therefore seeing a doctor in person for examination ...Read more

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I have a pea-sized painless red bump in my throat on the right side. Tonsillectomy at age 10, 18 now. Could my tonsil be growing back?

Not growing back: Tonsil tissue is composed of lymph tissue, similar to a lymph node. The back of the throat, the tongue, and the tonsils all contain lymph tissue. When a tonsillectomy is performed the tonsils are separated from muscle. The bump you are identifying is likely a little bit of leftover tonsil tissue. This won't cause you any trouble. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have a red bump on my right tonsil. No pain. Just red and concerning. Also see white stuff way back in my throat behind my uvula. I'm worried?

I'm 16 and have a red bump on my right tonsil. No pain. Just red and concerning. Also see white stuff way back in my throat behind my uvula. I'm worried?

Culture: The white material in your throat may be from yeast, viral or bacterial infection or even infectious mononucleosis. If it persists see your physician who will order a throat culture and any other tests deemed appropriate. ...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