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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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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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Fever/sore body for one day, fine the next. Small white bumps on the back of throat and sores inside my lip that have spread to upper lip.What is this

Fever/sore body for one day, fine the next. Small white bumps on the back of throat and sores inside my lip that have spread to upper lip.What is this

May things: Unfortunately, those symptoms may be connected to many different things. It could be anything from a simple viral infection to the first stage of infection with hsv (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis), to a bacterial infection, and on and on. Best to be seen promptly by your physician! ...Read more

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My throat started hurting yesterday and as today went on I felt weaker, about 10 mins ago I saw a small white bump on the back of my throat. ?

My throat started hurting yesterday and as today went on I felt weaker, about 10 mins ago I saw a small white bump on the back of my throat. ?

Probable virus: This is most likely the beginning of a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually goes on to a head cold and runs its course in several days or a week without any specific treatment. However if the sore throat worsens and there is no head cold symptoms, a rapid throat culture is recommended to look for strep throat which requires antibiotic treatment. Meanwhile use lozenges and Tylenol. ...Read more

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Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?

Small flesh coloured bumps at the back of my throat and what looks like some swollen taste buds at the back of my throat?

Can't see: Can't see on my computer screen anything but letters that spell out your question. Someone actually has to see you, to do a clinical examination, a differential diagnosis, and establish a treatment plan. Please call your PCP for an appointment. ...Read more

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I'm smoker 31 yrs old have had small bumpssame color as toungue on back of toungue on for a year now bumps haven't got bigger throat both sides red?

I'm smoker 31 yrs old have had small bumpssame color as toungue on back of toungue on for a year now bumps haven't got bigger throat both sides red?

Prevention,: Prevention, Prevention! It could be normal anatomical structure, but because of the smoking history, cancer screening is warranted. If you smoke or use tobacco products, get help to quit (e.g. medication, acupuncture, hypnosis), moderate alcohol consumption and see your dentist regularly for check-ups, cleanings and cancer screening exams. ...Read more

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Really small red dots on my tongue maybe i never noticed but they are at the tip of my tongue also i have had little bumps in the back of my throat?

Really small red dots on my tongue maybe i never noticed but they are at the tip of my tongue also i have had little bumps in the back of my throat?

Tough to say: without a visual of what you are describing. It's very possible that it's a normal condition of the tongue because there are indeed many bumps on the tongue. Sometimes a map-like pattern of reddish spots can occur, called geographic tongue, which is harmless. If you have a fever as well, get checked ASAP to rule out scarlet fever which needs prompt treatment. Have someone take a look either way. ...Read more

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Small reddish bump on right of pharynx wall at the back of throat.Slight irritation in throat.Six months smoker. Cancer?

Small reddish bump on right of pharynx wall at the back of throat.Slight irritation in throat.Six months smoker. Cancer?

Quit smoking: You should quit smoking while you are ahead. It is unlikely that the bump is cancer, but by continuing smoking you are ruining your health in many ways. ...Read more

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