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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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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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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 (acetaminophen). ...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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Have a white bump in back of throat on left side. A little sore when I swollow. Had sore throat last week went away now this. Idk whats going on ?

Have a white bump in back of throat on left side. A little sore when I swollow.  Had sore throat last week went away now this. Idk whats going on ?

Throat culture: Is your throat red? Do you have a fever? This forum doesn't allow for diagnosis or treatment recommendations. I suggest you consult with a clinician and have an examination to determine what is going on. You may need a throat culture to determine if you have strep throat. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have one single white bump in the very back of my throat on the right side. I don't notice it unless I eat junk food (mostly salty stuff) when it ge?

I have one single white bump in the very back of my throat on the right side. I don't notice it unless I eat junk food (mostly salty stuff) when it ge?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

I have strep throat -like symptoms. Last month I had a huge white bump in my throat with sore throat and no fever. My doctor didn't strep test me but sent me home with penicillin VK. Two weeks ago it came back, so I went to urgent care and had a positive

Recurrent strep: infection occurs about 10% of the time, in spite of taking the antibiotic, and more often if one stops the medication after feeling better instead of completing the course. In the lab, strep is very sensitive to penicillin, but not all people absorb it well or may have other bacteria in their throat that make it less effective. Get another culture and other med. Possible other germ like mono. ...Read more

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Have one white bump on tonsil but also a trail of white bumps down the left side of throat. Been more tired than usual but not crazy tired. No energ?

Have  one white bump on tonsil but also a trail of white bumps down the left side of throat.  Been more tired than usual but not crazy tired. No energ?

Need diagnosis: You do not talk about pain. A bump on the tonsil could be cyst, accumulation of food in the crypts (indentation of the surface of the tonsil). Conversely, he trail of of white bumps down the left side of throat could be infection. Get a proper diagnosis by an ENT doctor and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my right tonsil my throat hurts some what a bit!?

I have a white bump on my right tonsil my throat hurts some what a bit!?

See a doctor: Make sure this is not strep throat, which should be treated with antibiotics to prevent post-streptococcal complications. ...Read more

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Have had a white bump on one side of the tongue for 3 months. Brush biopsy and swab of throat were normal. What else can it be caused by?

Have had a white bump on one side of the tongue for 3 months. Brush biopsy and swab of throat were normal. What else can it be caused by?

Probably a fibroma: Glad you had it biopsied...a fibroma is benign and can be old "scar" tissue where you've traumatized or bitten(maybe accidentally) your tongue. The next most common thing would be verrucous in nature(wart). If you're bothered by it you're dentist or oral surgeon can remove it, preferably with a diode laser ...Read more

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White bump on each tonsil. Looks like a whitehead. Feels like popcorn kernel stuck on tongue/throat but only see the two white bumps ?

White bump on each tonsil. Looks like a whitehead. Feels like popcorn kernel stuck on tongue/throat but only see the two white bumps 
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Tonsilar stone?: Sometimes our tonsils get deep pits or crypts in them and then mucus and/or food gets caught up in them. They will often be hard and some people even complain that there is a distinct smell that comes from them. This might be a "stone". They generally cause no problems and sometimes gargling with some warm salt water will help but if they are painful, I'd have them evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm 22 years old, and monday my throat started being sore, and today i noticed a white bump on the roof of my mouth. What could it be? I'm worried

Hi, i'm 22 years old, and monday my throat started being sore, and today i noticed a white bump on the roof of my mouth. What could it be? I'm worried

Viral infection: At this point the most likely explanation for your sore throat is a viral infection. A virus may also be the cause of the "white bump" you have noticed. If you develop other symptoms, including a high fever (t above 103) i would call your physician, but at this point best to ride it out for seven more days. ...Read more

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I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

Poss Canker sore: If it has recently surfaced it could be an apthous ulcer(canker sore). In that location they can be quite painful. If it lasts greater that 10 days have a dentist look at it! ...Read more

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What are the two white bump things on my upper lip? Feels kinda like skin tag on neck

What are the two white bump things on my upper lip? Feels kinda like skin tag on neck

Milia: Sounds like milia which are tiny epidermal inclusion cysts. They mean nothing but they are annoying. See a dermatologist to have them removed. ...Read more