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What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

Infection etc.: The swelling process found is equivalent to inflammation which will take time to resolve. ...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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Patch of redness in back of throat not tonsil that turns white when I stretch mouth? It looks all bumpy and stuff. What can this be? No pain as well.

Patch of redness in back of throat not tonsil that turns white when I stretch mouth? It looks all bumpy and stuff. What can this be? No pain as well.

See a doctor: Your observation of your throat is fascinating
some of your description could be a normal variation of human anatomy
to be safe go and see a doctor ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause physical symptoms like red painless lumps in the back of the throat? I have 3 painless red lumps back of throat. Anxiety?

Does anxiety cause physical symptoms like red painless lumps in the back of the throat? I have 3 painless red lumps back of throat. Anxiety?

Not likely: Perhaps not impossible since anxiety is amazing! But, this is worth having an exam. Your question, however, raises the issue of your awareness that anxiety is also worth correcting. I'd urge CBT to learn ways to understand it and get skills to manage it. It can make the rest of our long life much happier. Best! ...Read more

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White patches and red at back of throat but no sore throat or other symptoms is this normal or should it be all?

White patches and red at back of throat but no sore throat or other symptoms is this normal or should it be all?

Not normal: This is not normal per se but not necessarily bad. You need to have it looked at by a doctor, best an ear nose and throat specialist if it persists for more than a few days. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can HIV symptoms appear within 2 days after hooking up with another man? I got red bumps back of throat days after & they are stil there after a month

Can HIV symptoms appear within 2 days after hooking up with another man? I got red bumps back of throat days after & they are stil there after a month

NO: Symptoms of HIV generally take months to years to be noticeable.

Generally, 2-4 weeks after exposure an HIV patient may experience symptoms consistent with generalized illness such as fatigue, aches cough or sore throat. The characteristic infections associated with aids take months/years to become noticeable. ...Read more

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Sore w red bumps back of throat won't go away! Going on over a month! Started days after sex w another man. Got results back days ago but all negative?

Sore w red bumps back of throat won't go away! Going on over a month! Started days after sex w another man. Got results back days ago but all negative?

Could be STD: You need to consult a physician for examination and more test. High likely some kind of sexually transmitted disease (std) specially herpes infection that has low sensitivity initially. ...Read more

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Day after oral sex with another man then I got red bumps back of throat, and off and on sore throat for month. Still won't go away.

Day after oral sex with another man then I got red bumps back of throat, and off and on sore throat for month. Still won't go away.

STD check: Go get checked at a family planning clinic or with your doc. Let them know where the spots are and that you've had oral sex. They can do a swab to check for stds. Possible you have chlamydia/gonorrhea or other std that require antibiotics also possible you just have a sore throat. Get checked. Be safe. ...Read more

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Sore throat one month, only looks red in back of throat. Black painless round dot in cheek, could be related or a bite? Non smoker, I do drink alcohol.

Sore throat one month, only looks red in back of throat. Black painless round dot in cheek, could be related or a bite? Non smoker, I do drink alcohol.

Needs to be checked: You do have other medical problems and taking meds. The throat looking red and the black painless round dot naads to be checked and may need biopsy if indicated after examination
Consult your Family Physician ...Read more

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Days after oral & anal penetration with no ejaculation, I got red bumps back of throat. Went in days after STD results & strep is negative. Now what?

Days after oral & anal penetration with no ejaculation, I got red bumps back of throat. Went in days after STD results & strep is negative. Now what?

Live: Live. Go about your life. These will heal. In six weeks or so do the other std tests so that you do not worry more than you have to worry. Remember sores can appear in the viral 'flu and cold' seasons without explanation; tissue can react to 'trauma' after giving a blow job and it hitting the back of the throat. You have ruled out strep, which would be my first assumption. So, you are clear. ...Read more

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Red bumps back of throat lasting over a month! So annoying! Occurred days after sex w another man. Antibotics won't help. Std test negative. Now what?

Red bumps back of throat lasting over a month! So annoying! Occurred days after sex w another man. Antibotics won't help. Std test negative. Now what?

May be...: The red bumps may have existed there lifelong ; you just incidentally noticed them on the wake of worrying possible std. If warts, they usually develop 2-3 months after exposure, not days, ; not every exposed becomes infected. If herpes, they may cause pain besides lesions. So, if you have been fine after negative tests for std, just sit tight and do self inspection for possible change in #/size. ...Read more

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Throat is irritated, red and slightly sore month after giving oral with another man. Also red bumps back of throat. Days after went in for STD but neg?

Throat is irritated, red and slightly sore month after giving oral with another man. Also red bumps back of throat. Days after went in for STD but neg?

STD Still Possible: It may be coincidental that you have a sore throat post oral sex. It is possible that you may have picked up a viral infection, such as herpes, have gonorrhea or chlamydia that wasn't picked up or tested for previously, or may have been irritated in some manner. I suggest you get re-evaluated by someone who is knowlegeable in mm sex and be honest about what you were doing and your concerns. ...Read more

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Which STD if any would give you a sore w red bumps back of throat after sex w another man lasting over a month. Tested for STDs but results were neg.

Which STD if any would give you a sore w red bumps back of throat after sex w another man lasting over a month. Tested for STDs but results were neg.

See answer: It is very rare that an std presents symptoms of a sore throat, but it does happen. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hpv and HIV can all be transmitted orally, with symptoms of a sore throat. Recommend evaluation by a trained health professional such as an ENT or infectious disease md. ...Read more

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Does a sore with red bumps back of throat after oral and little anal with another man resemble STD symtoms. Still there after a month! Strep was negat?

Herpes?: It may be coincidental that you have a sore throat post oral sex. It is possible that you may have picked up a viral infection, such as herpes, have gonorrhea or chlamydia that wasn't picked up or tested for previously, or may have been irritated in some manner. I suggest you get re-evaluated by someone who is knowlegeable in mm sex and be honest about what you were doing and your concerns. ...Read more

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2 month long sore w red bumps back of throat. Started days after sex w another man. Went in month later 2 test 4 STD but all neg. Antibotics don't work?

2 month long sore w red bumps back of throat. Started days after sex w another man. Went in month later 2 test 4 STD but all neg. Antibotics don't work?

Get screened for all: A complete std screen should include culture/molecular test for gonorrhea and chlamydia, viral test for herpes, blood test for syphilis and hiv. Make sure all of these were screened for. Warts (hpv) can also cause your symptoms and are another std. These can be tested for also. Please please please use condoms to protect yourself and your partners. ...Read more

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Would HIV symptoms appear days after exposure n last over a month? Got STD test done month after but neg. Sore w red bumps back of throat still there

Would HIV symptoms appear days after exposure n last over a month? Got STD test done month after but neg. Sore w red bumps back of throat still there

Symptoms varies: Symptoms for HIV infection varies. Some individual get symptoms like fever, rash, body ache or swelling of lymph nodes during acute infection usually in 2-4 weeks after infection. Others can acquire HIV infection without any symptoms and symptoms will appear later and may take 5-10 years or more. Rarely can remain asymptomatic for long time and known as long term non progressor. ...Read more

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Back of throat very irritated, red, swollen tonsils, red bumps back of throat. Not sore. Strep came back negative. Been like this for over two weeks.

Nonstrep: This is either a prolonged viral throat infection or early infectious mononucleosis. I recommend a repeat throat culture and blood tests including a monotest, complete blood count and differential cell count as well as liver function tests if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I feel completely fine. Not sick but got swollen tonsils, mild sore throat, red bumps back of throat. Been like this for two weeks. It's not strep.

I feel completely fine. Not sick but got swollen tonsils, mild sore throat, red bumps back of throat. Been like this for two weeks. It's not strep.

Viral vs. Allergy: The symptoms of swollen tonsils, mild throat pain, and swollen pharyngeal glands could be a viral infection or allergy. The fact that a rapid strep test is negative does not rule out other bacterial causes of your problem. See an ENT doctor for a culture for bacteria or virus, or an allergist or hang in there for another week to let your immune system resolve this possible infection. ...Read more

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Sore and red bumps back of throat. Always feel like I need to spit up loogies. Tired lately. Been with another man recently. Nervous 4 std. Possible?

Possible: It may be coincidental that you have a sore throat post oral sex. It is possible that you may have picked up a viral infection, such as herpes, have gonorrhea or chlamydia that wasn't picked up or tested for previously, or may have been irritated in some manner. I suggest you get re-evaluated by someone who is knowlegeable in mm sex and be honest about what you were doing and your concerns. ...Read more

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After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat I got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.

Viral or Bacterial: There are many causes of sore throat. When sore and inflamed, viral and bacterial causes are often suspected. Acid reflux is possible as well. Sores in the mouth (canker sores) are caused by viral infections. ...Read more

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Worried I have an std. I got red bumps back of throat day after oral with another man. No pain when pee or discharge. Off and on sore throat 4 weeks.

Worried I have an std. I got red bumps back of throat day after oral with another man. No pain when pee or discharge. Off and on sore throat 4 weeks.

Asked and Answered: There are no stds with these symptoms. There are no stds that show up this soon after exposure. If you are worried then please go get a throat swab to test for the variety of common bacterial problems this can represent. Your question has been accurately and graciously answered for free.

Gonorrhea and chlamydia are symptom free in the throat. Syphilis takes at least six weeks to show. ...Read more

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Had sex with another man. Days after got sore throat, swollen tonsils, red bumps back of throat. Still there after month. Now nauseous, tired. Help!

Had sex with another man. Days after got sore throat, swollen tonsils, red bumps back of throat. Still there after month. Now nauseous, tired. Help!

Need to see a doctor: It is likely that you got a infection specially if you had oral sex. Need a check up (blood test, urine test, throat culture) to r/o stds, specially herpes infection which can present what you are describing and that has a simple treatment. ...Read more

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Day after oral sex with another man I've got red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils with white dots. Strep was negative. Std? Hiv? Getting nervous

Day after oral sex with another man I've got red bumps back of throat, swollen tonsils with white dots. Strep was negative. Std? Hiv? Getting nervous

Get help: First ask your partner if he has an infection, genital or other that you may have caught. Then go to doctor as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've got swollen tonsils with white bumps on them. Hurt to swallow for a week but now pains gone. Red bumps back of throat. Strep and STD test =negati

Swollen tonsils: May be due to an infection by strep or other bacteria. In your case it looks like you have some pus on the tonsils called exudate. However, it is good news that your strep and std tests were negative. In that case it is most likely a viral infection that will clear itself. If it does not improve within a week to 10 days, you should consult again with your doctor. ...Read more