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What makes lumps in the back of throat?

What makes lumps in the back of throat?

It depends: It depends on where and what type of lump. If it is on the back of the tongue it could be type of lingual tonsil or normal tissue. It could be a blocked salavary gland swollen tonsels or in the worse case cancer anyway they should be checked if last longer than two weeks and are new. ...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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What is burning/cold sensation in the back of throat in to nose?

What is  burning/cold sensation in the back of throat in to nose?

Need more info: How long has this been happening? Does this occur only after lying down or after eating? Does this occur only during certain time of the year? ...Read more

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Is sore throat pain felt in the inside of the bottom of the neck?

Is sore throat pain felt in the inside of the bottom of the neck?

Possibly: However, probably more often it is felt at the area at the back of the mouth and just beyond that. ...Read more

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I have an area of painfultaste buds in the central region of my tongue toward the back of the throat. It feels stiffer than the rest of my tongue. ?

I have an area of painfultaste buds in the central region of my tongue toward the back of the throat. It feels stiffer than the rest of my tongue.


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See Your Dentist: Without more information and a visual of the area you are describing, it would be difficult to provide you with a definitive answer. An evaluation by a dentist would be recommended. ...Read more

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What are the stone like lumps in the back of my throat?

What are the stone like lumps in the back of my throat?

Tonsil stones: Can cause recurrent sore throats, tonsillitis, and bad breath. Suggest ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Have sore throat that doesn't go. Also congestion near the back of the throat.

Have sore throat that doesn't go. Also congestion  near the back of the throat.

Usually viral: Viral infections of the upper airway cause congestion, sore throat, mucus, cough. They usually last 7-10 days. If you develop worsening symptoms, fever, or difficulty breathing you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

At your tonsils?: Hard white or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body sensation and contribute to halitosis. Exudate on the tonsils or throat may be an indication of tonsil infection (viral or bacterial). See a doc for thorough exam. ...Read more

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White blisters and patches in the back of my throat. What is this?

White blisters and patches in the back of my throat. What is this?

Probable aphthous: Aphthous ulcers are painful shallow white to slightly yellow ulcers with a red rim that form on mouth lining that has no underlying bone such as tongue, palate, tonsils. They last 7-10 days then resolve. Not sure the exact cause but commonly activated by stress. May also be tonsil exudate. ...Read more

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What illness leads to sore bumps on the back of tongue and in throat?

What illness leads to sore bumps on the back of tongue and in throat?

Many things can: Get a rx for Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) from your dentist. This is a liquid that you can have soak (now swish) in you mouth to disable bacteria and assist in the healing of irritated and sore tissue. The nih results was that this solution will soak into the tissue and time release over the next 12 hours. ...Read more

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Red painful bumps in the back of my throat?

Red painful bumps in the back of my throat?

Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis is inflammation of your pharynx or back of your mouth/throat. It can be caused by infections, both viral (most commonly) and bacterial (like strep). If you have visible pus on your tonsils, swollen glands & fever, but no cough, go see your family doc who can decide if you need more testing or just antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sore throat with red bumps in the back of throat. ?

Sore throat with red bumps in the back of throat. ?

Throat infection: May be the start of a throat infection - pharyngitis. Gargle with warm salt water. Drink plenty of water and rest. If not too serious should pass in a few days. Even mild cases of strep throat can self heal without antibiotics. If symptoms worsen or you are very concerned see your MD for an exam. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngitis ...Read more

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What does herpes in the back of the throat look like?

What does herpes in the back of the throat look like?

Ulcerated sores.: Herpes of the pharnyx is painful, and after the initially symptoms of pain, red sores will develop followed by a grey center. If you think it might be herpes, than a brief course of Acyclovir should clear it up. See your pcp! ...Read more

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What are red spots in the back of upper mouth in my child?

What are red spots in the back of upper mouth in my child?

Could indicate infec: This could indicate an infection such as strep throat. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are the blisters from Herpangina in the back of the throat contagious ?

Are the blisters from Herpangina in the back of the throat contagious ?

Yes: Studies show that have foot mouth disease and enterovial vesicular pharyngitis is contagious through handshakes kissing sharing beverages hugging etc. This is usually a benign disease mostly of children but in some can cause encephalitis Mostly in the first week. See the CDC info here: https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/transmission.html ...Read more

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What is the cause of feeling cold and sometimes stiffness in the area back of my leg? Its like from the back of the thigh to the calves muscle

What is the cause of feeling cold and sometimes stiffness in the area back of my leg? Its like from the back of the thigh to the calves muscle

Many reasons: Need more info. Could be neurological, arterial or orthopedic in nature to name a few causes. See your family physician asap. ...Read more

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I have a cut in the back of my mouth on the gums where the lower jaw meets the upper acompanied by swollen lymph nodes in the jaw and a sore throat ?

I have a cut in the back of my mouth on the gums where the lower jaw meets the upper acompanied by swollen lymph nodes in the jaw and a sore throat ?

See dentist: You may have an abscess somewhere in the oral cavity leading to the enlarged node. It is important that you get the mouth examined by starting out with your dentist who can take it from there. ...Read more

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What do I have? Sore throat sneezing runny nose some flem and pin whole like holes in the back of my throat and on the sides of my mouth near the back

What do I have? Sore throat sneezing runny nose some flem and pin whole like holes in the back of my throat and on the sides of my mouth near the back

See your doctor: You may very well need a prescription medication, it looks like an infection, could still be viral, but you need to be seen, meanwhile use saline nasal washes and salt water gargles, good luck ...Read more

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