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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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Had my tonsils taken out 6 months ago. Now I have this big bubble thing on the back of my throat. It started off fleshy, and now its white. Any ideas?

Had my tonsils taken out 6 months ago. Now I have this big bubble thing on the back of my throat. It started off fleshy, and now its white. Any ideas?

Not without seeing: Please call the surgeon who removed your tonsils and make an appointment. You should be examined asap. You have an problem involving your airway; you don't want things to go awry. ...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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I've got a small fleshy coloured lump/yellow on the part that attaches my tongue to roof of my mouth in front on tonsil. No pain or other symptoms?

Pillars of Fauces: May just be a normal part of your anatomy. Is this something that just appeared or has this "lump" been present for years? Without any info on social habits, smoking, dipping, etc, an examination by your local dentist should answer your question definitively. ...Read more

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Tonsils removed when 8. 2 months ago noticed peasized fleshy painless growth on Rh side of throat where tonsil normally would be. Recent sore throat?

Tonsils removed when 8. 2 months ago noticed peasized fleshy painless growth on Rh side of throat where tonsil normally would be. Recent sore throat?

Residual Tonsil?: When a tonsillectomy is performed, frequently a small portion, usually at the base, remains. This can be the site of recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Just recovered from sore throat. Noticed a fleshy growth where palatine tonsil used to be. It's painless, some discomfort swallowing. Advice?

Just recovered from sore throat. Noticed a fleshy growth where palatine tonsil used to be. It's painless, some discomfort swallowing. Advice?

Please see a doctor-: Your question is very important- your description is concerning and will need more dialogue that is better done in front of a doctor in a clinic or hospital- not in this forum. Please see your doctor.. ...Read more

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Painless red/fleshy pea-sized lump on Rh side of throat where tonsil should be. Tonsils removed age 8. Throbbing sensation in neck in lymph area?

Painless red/fleshy pea-sized lump on Rh side of throat where tonsil should be. Tonsils removed age 8. Throbbing sensation in neck in lymph area?

A Few Possibilities: Even with removal of tonsils there can be residual portions of the tonsil left behind that respond to allergies and infection with swelling. It could also be what we call an anterior cervical chain lymph node. Most of the time swollen tonsils and lymph nodes indicate an inflammatory process somewhere in the head and neck. If it's not better by now, you need to see a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Looked at throat with torch. Below my right tonsil, there looks to be a fleshy lump. I have a cold cough and a runny nose | I'm female and 17

Looked at throat with torch. Below my right tonsil, there looks to be a fleshy lump. I have a cold cough and a runny nose | I'm female and 17

Viral Pharyngitis: Fall/Winter is when we see an increase in viral illness in the northern hemisphere, and your constellation of symptoms sound consistent with a Viral Pharyngitis, or a viral inflammation of your throat. The fleshy bump is likely mild swelling of your tonsil area, or even could be a fold of tissue you just haven't noticed before. Cancer would be extremely unlikely, but you should visit your doctor. ...Read more

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I quit smoking cold turkey 6 days ago and my mouth looks fleshy or something. Is this okay, normal?

I quit smoking cold turkey 6 days ago and my mouth looks fleshy or something. Is this okay, normal?

Probably OK: Nice job stopping smoking! This can be hard for people to do. It's not clear what 'fleshy mouth' means without seeing you, but if it is not associated with facial swelling, trouble swallowing or breathing, or having any kind of allergy symptoms, it's likely that everything is fine. Now that you're getting healthier - make sure you get enough sleep, eat right and get enough exercise and water. ...Read more

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Why do I feel a weird fleshy thing in my mouth after wisdom teeth extraction?

Why do I feel a weird fleshy thing in my mouth after wisdom teeth extraction?

Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue is the pink, fleshy type tissue that replaces a blood clot in extraction sockets. It grows from the base of a socket and fills the hole where the tooth was to protect the underlying new bone growth. Do not play or remove this tissue - it is a good thing and helps to keep you painfree while the healing is taking place. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 42 years old and had my tonsils removed 29 days ago. I feel something loose on one side but no pain, looks like string; is this a stitch? Thx.

Hi, I'm 42 years old and had my tonsils removed 29 days ago. I feel something loose on one side but no pain, looks like string; is this a stitch? Thx.

Tonsils removed: Impossible to know without a visual examination. Call the surgeon who removed your tonsils for a post-op examination. ...Read more

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What do tonsils do?

What do tonsils do?

Immune system: Tonsils are lymph tissue that help your immune system. ...Read more

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Can tonsils re-grow?

Can tonsils re-grow?

Adenoids regrow: Tonsils usually do not regrow but adenoids have propensity to reappear. It is more difficult to remove entire adenoid tissue. ...Read more

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Dark spot on tonsil?

Dark spot on tonsil?

Not sure: Some with darker complexions can have areas of pigmentation in the mouth particularly on the gums next to teeth. The old mercury dental amalgams could leave a gray area on the tissue next to the tooth. Melanoma can occur in the mouth but rarely. I suggest you see ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes tonsil cysts?

What causes tonsil cysts?

Not to worry: The tonsils in the throat are lined with squamous epithelium (skin). Sometimes the normal growth of this lining can invaginate and grow inwards causing a benign cyst. If there is no redness around the cyst and if does not cause pain or enlarge, I would not worry about it. The question is, is this really a cyst? See an ENT doctor for reassurance. ...Read more

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Bulges on tonsils? Normal?

Bulges on tonsils? Normal?

Tonsil anatomy: Normal tonsils have an irregular look to them and there can be bulges surrounding pits or crypts within the tonsils. Sometimes we'll see that a normal tonsil will actually have what looks like another lobe. If you are concerned about what you see, best to have your doctor examine to make sure it isn't something different than a normal tonsil. ...Read more

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Can you have extra tonsils?

Can you have extra tonsils?

4 sets of tonsils: Most people are unaware that there 4 sets of tonsils in the upper respiratory tract. 1.) palatine (throat) tonsils; 2.) adenoids (nasopharyngeal tonsils) 3.) lingual tonsils (tonsils at the base of the tongue) and tonsils at the entrance to the
eustachian tube (auditory tube). Together, these are known as waldeyer's ring. ...Read more

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Are holes in tonsils normal?

Are holes in tonsils normal?

Crypts are normal: It may be normal to have some discharge or tonsillar exudate, that resides in crypts within the tonsils. These deep ridges are just a characteristic of tonsils. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on tonsil?

What causes bumps on tonsil?

Tonsil bumps: Bumps on tonsils may be normal. Tonsils are typically not smooth. If your tonsils look particularly bumpy and this is not their usual state, you should have your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ENT) have a look at them, especially if you are also experiencing throat pain, difficulty or pain swallowing or fever. ...Read more