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My throat is kinda soar, and there's a pink bump on the back of my throat. The veins are dark purple. Is that normal??

My throat is kinda soar, and there's a pink bump on the back of my throat. The veins are dark purple. Is that normal??

Probably normal.: Hard to say without looking, but there are often pink bumps on the back of the throat which are nothing but little patches of white cells and supporting tissue. Sore throat can be associated with a little accentuation of the normal. ...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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I woke up with a sore throat, white veins on my tonsils and dark red veins on the back of my throat.

I woke up with a sore throat, white veins on my tonsils and dark red veins on the back of my throat.

Sore throat: Sore throat can be from post nasal drip, allergies or strep/ other infection or reflux. Try elevating head of bed when you sleep, gargling with salt water and seek medical attention from doctor /urgent care.. ...Read more

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White bums on throat, red veins &bumps at the bak, sores at bak of tongue, red tonsils with sores. Zithromax 3pak no change. Began afta hvng banana. Cause?

White bums on throat, red veins &bumps at the bak, sores at bak of tongue, red tonsils with sores. Zithromax 3pak no change. Began afta hvng banana. Cause?

A virus perhaps: If your symptoms did not respond to zithromax you probably have a virus which is not effected by antibiotics. The fact that you at a banana as the same time that you noticed your symptoms is likely a coincidence. ...Read more

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Black watery stool, red throat and veins showing inside as well, right tonsil still painful, pus. Is this related to hiv? Testing in2 days. Any assistance?

Black watery stool, red throat and veins showing inside as well, right tonsil still painful, pus. Is this related to hiv? Testing in2 days. Any assistance?

Concerning.: Iron and bismuth medications can cause black stool. Black tarry, malodorous stool can be due to gastrointestinal bleeding. Can't tell you if you have HIV issues - especially since you haven't been tested. See you take brufen - this can sometimes cause GI bleeding. Please seek prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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For a while my back of throat has red veins and I see orange bumps in back of my throat also? I have herpes? Is this something else?

Bumps in throat: Healthy tonsils look like two pink to orange bumps on either side of the back of the throat. Inflamed tonsils are red and may have pustules, particularly in viral and strep infections. Herpes usually has erosions or shallow ulcers and is usually painful. If your throat is sore or swollen, or there are new growths, please see a doctor to a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a constant patch of yellow/green mucus in throat with inflammed veins near it, lasting 2+ years with dysphagia and horrible taste, thoughts?

I have a constant patch of yellow/green mucus in throat with inflammed veins near it, lasting 2+ years with dysphagia and horrible taste, thoughts?

Sinusitis: An infection from the sinuses can give you drainage with trouble swallowing and bad taste! the inflamed veins also might be a sign of infection. Sounds like you might need a course of antibiotics such as Amoxicillin or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). You would need at least 21 days a longer course than normal to cure a sinus infection. ...Read more

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10 years ago saw ENT for streaking of blood in saliva. It was burst vein in throat. Now the vein bursts easily when I cough hard. Is this Normal?

10 years ago saw ENT for streaking of blood in saliva. It was burst vein in throat. Now the vein bursts easily when I cough hard. Is this Normal?

NO: You may need surgery to destroy the dilated vein: please call your EWNT specialist and make sure that this vein is amenable to surgery. ...Read more

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I have orange/red bumps on the back of the throat, visible red veins, and I can feel very thick mucous on my throat that is difficult to swallow.?

I have orange/red bumps on the back of the throat, visible red veins, and I can feel very thick mucous on my throat that is difficult to swallow.?

Infection/allergies: You may have either an infection or allergies. It would be best to have a doctor look at your throat and make sure that you do not have an infection that needs treatment. Make sure that you are drinking at least 6 glasses of water daily to thin the mucus, Drinking warm liquids such as tea may also help. Try also warm salt water gargles (1/4 teaspoon salt in 1 cup warm water) ...Read more

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Occasional, but almost daily lately throbbing and sharp throat pain. Also wrist veins throb. Could this be from crutch use?

Occasional, but almost daily lately throbbing and sharp throat pain. Also wrist veins throb. Could this be from crutch use?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause like allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Crutches don't cause a sore throat unless one is heavily mouth-breathing while moving about. ...Read more

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I have been spitting out red blood and when I look down my throat I see red veins and some look like streaks of blood and I can see some white areas?

I have been spitting out red blood and when I look down my throat I see red veins and some look like streaks of blood and I can see some white areas?

See doctor: To evaluate this properly, you should be examined by a doctor. More information is needed to accurately diagnose your problem including examination. ...Read more

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Anyone know what test I should undergo - spitting up blood in AM. 9months. I had CT scan, bronchoscopy, seen ENT (varicose vein in throat) What's next?

Anyone know what test I should undergo - spitting up blood in AM. 9months. I had CT scan, bronchoscopy, seen ENT (varicose vein in throat) What's next?

See the ENT...: The most reasonable steps to take are: collect the detailed symptoms over time and go to see the ENT doctor for reassessment and counseling. To get all the related things for good care done correctly, follow instructions in the articles as described in How to Handle Sickness in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you can work closely with the doc so to reach right diagnosis & care. ...Read more

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Is purple vein on back throat normal? Only like one vein.

Is purple vein on back throat normal? Only like one vein.

Normal: Very common finding. If you have any symptoms, or just need reassurance, See ENT doc. ...Read more

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I have a dark vein in the back of my throat. Is that normal?

I have a dark vein in the back of my throat. Is that normal?

Could be: Are you having symptoms? Does it hurt, fever, sore throat? Would let your doctor look at it as difficult to tell you what it is with only that description. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see a vein in from of your throat?

Is it normal to see a vein in from of your throat?

Vein: If I am not mistaken, you may be referring to the jugular veins that course along your neck muscles and may become engorged with blood during periods of anger and stress and are fairly common. ...Read more

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What causes dark veins and bumps on throat?

What causes dark veins and bumps on throat?

Would not know: Without seeing ur throat. I would suggest see your family practitioner if concerned as you do not mention any symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there suppose to be veins in the back of throat?

Of course: ...They are and sometimes you could even see them so it is normal to have and see them. Veins bring back blood back to the heart (to the pump) arteries (they pulsate) carry blood from the heart everywhere in the body back of the throat included.. ...Read more

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Are red veins in the back of throat normal?

Yes,: But what is the reason you are looking into your throat? If you have symptoms see a dr. Do not be your own! ... ...Read more

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The skin behind and under my tonsils is white. I know it’s the skin itself because I can see veins running through it I think it may be the palatopharangeal arch? I have mild throat pain as well, just wondering if it’s anything to be concearned about

The skin behind and under my tonsils is white. I know it’s the skin itself because I can see veins running through it I think it may be the palatopharangeal arch? I have mild throat pain as well, just wondering if it’s anything to be concearned about

Does not add up: There is no skin under or near the tonsils. If your throat does not hurt and there is no lump, you may leave it alone.
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Hi I looked in the back of my throat and my right tonsil has a very dark purple vein that I haven't noticed before is it okay?

Hi I looked in the back of my throat and my right tonsil has a very dark purple vein that I haven't noticed before is it okay?

Varicose veins: It is very common to have enlarged veins which we call varicose veins in and around the tonsil area. This is a common, normal variant. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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