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2 or 3 raised red bumps with white center on back of throat on top near uvula. I had tonsils removed years ago. Bumps are a little sore. What is it?

2 or 3 raised red bumps with white center on back of throat on top near uvula. I had tonsils removed years ago. Bumps are a little sore. What is it?

Cannot diagnose: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. Even if we could, this would have to be seen to be diagnosed as there are several possibilities that would require specific testing. See your doctor. ...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'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

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The back of my throat behind my tonsils have small whitish yellow bumps and my tonsils and back of mouth have small red veins everywhere. Concerns?

The back of my throat behind my tonsils have small whitish yellow bumps and my tonsils and back of mouth have small red veins everywhere. Concerns?

Difficult to tell: By only reading the description. Best to have exam by your physician, especially if you are experiencing symptoms (e.g., throat pain, fever, chills, pain with swallowing, etc.) to determine what the small bumps in the back of your mouth are and to evaluate the small red veins. ...Read more

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I have a red bump right behind my uvula. My throat feels a little scratchy and my ears and itchy as well. Should I be concerned?

I have a red bump right behind my uvula. My throat feels a little scratchy and my ears and itchy as well. Should I be concerned?

Duration?: If these symptoms are not getting worse or have been present for less than 10 days, they are likely from a viral infection. But the ear itching points to allergy. If you are not feeling ill, just give it a few more days. If the problem persists beyond 2 weeks or are getting worse, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have red veins on the back of my throat and also bumps. There are rep spots forming on my uvula as well. Should I be worried?

I have red veins on the back of my throat and also bumps. There are rep spots forming on my uvula as well. Should I be worried?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat symptoms like those 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 "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat infection, which may cause uvula reddish dots). ...Read more

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I have this bump in the back of my throat by my uvula. It's red but the top of it is yellow. I am just getting over bronchitis.?

I have this bump in the back of my throat by my uvula. It's red but the top of it is yellow. I am just getting over bronchitis.?

Exam: If this is a true mass in your throat, I recommend that you get it checked by your physician. Possibilities include an abscess or tumor. ...Read more

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The back of my throat is more red than normal and has these white bumps all around. Yesterday they were just on the back of my mouth near the opening of my throat. But now the bumps are on my uvula and when I look past my uvula the inside of my throat loo

PHARYNGITIS: Sounds like you have pharyngitis or sore throat, likely bacterial in nature, given the described white bumps. A common cause of this is streptococcal sore throat, but other bacteria can cause it as well and some viruses and fungi can as well. Get a rapid strep test at your doctor - you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a tiny bump in the back of my throat near the uvula is this mouth cancer?

I have a tiny bump in the back of my throat near the uvula is this mouth cancer?

Unlikely to be Cance: Any bump/mass requires close watch for further growth or resolution. If it grows over the next one month, then it should be checked by a medical doctor to find out the cause. Any mass of one cm or bigger requires a biopsy if it is growing in size. Oral cancer is rare in young people. ...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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Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isn't sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

Tiny bumps on soft palate, drainage march 2013, bumps on the back of throat, throat isn't sore, white spot on uvula with red outline. Possible hpv?

HPV: That is certainly possible and would recommend seeing a dentist or oral surgeon. The spot on the uvula could be herpes, coxsackie virus, or a variety of other possibilities. ...Read more

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There is yellow raised bumps on the back of my throat. I am experiencing no pain. Only sometimes my throat feels tight.

There is yellow raised bumps on the back of my throat. I am experiencing no pain. Only sometimes my throat feels tight.

Not sure: These could be yeast infection spots. It is best if you ask your physicain to look at it and culture it and get you on therapy and see why you have it. ...Read more

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Feeling as if something is stuck in my throat and the back of my throat is covered in raised red bumps for a few weeks. Persistent cough.

Feeling as if something is stuck in my throat and the back of my throat is covered in raised red bumps for a few weeks. Persistent cough.

Post URI: These symptoms may be residua of a viral upper respiratory tract infection leaving you with postnasal mucus dripping and irritation of the pharynx. The bumps you observe are prominent papillae. Drink fluids to keep mucus loose. The dry irritating cough is also an aftermath of the infection. Taking a cough suppressant like robitussinDM suppresses it. See your MD as needed for evaluation. ...Read more

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My tongue is red in middle, and white on side also white creamy in back with raised bumps in back of tongue is it HIV related and soar throat no fever?

My tongue is red in middle, and white on side also white creamy in back with raised bumps in back of tongue is it HIV related and soar throat no fever?

Tongue changes: Hello. The tongue can undergo altered appearances from multiple causes. These conditions vary from dehydration, vitamin deficiencies to varying types of infections. The best advice is to make sure you are drinking enough water and to see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for the past few days and a few raised pink bumps on the back of my throat and tonsil pain but no fever. What may this be?

I've had a sore throat for the past few days and a few raised pink bumps on the back of my throat and tonsil pain but no fever. What may this be?

Viral infection: I sounds like you may have a viral syndrome. If you develop white patches on your throat, fevers, or swollen lymph nodes in the front of your neck then see a doctor for an evaluation for strep throat. If you do not have these other symptoms then it is probably viral and you can use throat lozenges and warm salt water gargles for relief. If it worsens or does not resolve see a doctor. ...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


Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more