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Dr. Donald Colantino
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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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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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Please describe these random white bumps in the back of my throat?

Please describe these random white bumps in the back of my throat?

See below: White mass in pharynx are likely mucous retention cysts. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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I had white bumps on the back of my throat and picked them off. It bled really bad and my whole throat hurts. What is iy?

White bumps to throa: The white bumps to your throat are what we call "pharyngeal exudates". These can occur from infections, food particles, or even be a natural result of our bodies secretions. These exudates are adherent to the soft tissues of the throat and when tampered with, can disrupt the underlying tissue at which it is attached. Best to leave them there when you see them and have it checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Rosenthal
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I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

I have white bumps on the back of my throat.  They seem like a pimple.  I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

Tonsilliths?: This sounds like tonsilliths. The only permanent cure is tonsillectomy, however, one safe way to get them out if they hurt is to use a water pick. ...Read more

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Dr. William Lewis
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Dr. Amy Halanski
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Throats been hurting, can't swallow, talk, spit aunt said she saw white bumps in the back of my throat it's been three days now and the pain increases?

Throats been hurting, can't swallow, talk, spit aunt said she saw white bumps in the back of my throat it's been three days now and the pain increases?

A few causes: Common causes of white exudate on the back of your throat are strep throat as well as mono or epstein barr virus. The only way to know which one it is and to establish the right treatment plan is to see a physician. Strep is determined by a swab and there is an abtc cure. Mono is a blood test; it is viral; no medicine. ...Read more

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