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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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Small red lumps in the back of throat with no pain...normal?

Small red lumps in the back of throat with no pain...normal?

GET IT CHECKED: It may be something benign but if it is of concern than get it checked
A throat infection usually causes pain. ...Read more

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I have one red bump for 2 weeks in the back of my throat with no pain or other symptoms. Size about 5x8mm. Smooth surface. I am female, 26, non smoker?

I have one red bump for 2 weeks in the back of my throat with no pain or other symptoms. Size about 5x8mm. Smooth surface. I am female, 26, non smoker?

Needs exam: Have you had the HPV vaccine series? HPV lesions can be painless bumps, not usually red in appearance and not often smoothbut it is possible. They can spontaneously come and go and there are many forms based on the strain of virus. While your described lesion may be benign, it still warrants an exam to consider excision. You can still start and complete the HPV series if you have not done so. ...Read more

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White spots back of throat? No pain at all, throat feels a bit dry and is white

White spots back of throat? No pain at all, throat feels a bit dry and is white

? mucus: If your throat isn't inflamed and you still have your tonsils, these white objects may be mucus accumulations in small pockets in your tonsils. Try gargling with salt water or nonalcoholic mouth wash. Otherwise have your physician examine and advise you. ...Read more

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I just checked my throat in the mirror and I saw a reddish lump (no pain) on the back of my throat (pharynx). I't soft to the touch. What can it be?

I just checked my throat in the mirror and I saw a reddish lump (no pain) on the back of my throat (pharynx). I't soft to the touch. What can it be?

Lymph gland: The most common lump in the pharynx (back of throat) is hyperplastic lymph tissue. It could be a cyst as well. If you are a non-smoker, I would not worry about this. On the other hand, if you are a smoker (pack a day), consult and ENT doctor for further diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have white patches in back of throat but no pain. What could it be? Ii was on anti biotics for separate problem. Could the medicine have caused it? .

I have white patches in back of throat but no pain. What could it be? Ii was on anti biotics for separate problem. Could the medicine have caused it? .

Evaluation: The white patches could be anything from yeast infection (candida) to leukoplakia to nicotinic stomatitis. In other words, there are many possibilities in the list of differential diagnosis so it's important for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have two red size of pimpl bumps on the back of my throat, there is no pain. I noticed it 1 week ago, I can only see it with a flashlight. Any help?

I have two red size of pimpl bumps on the back of my throat, there is no pain. I noticed it 1 week ago, I can only see it with a flashlight. Any help?

Throat lesion: As there is no discomfort, the most likely explanation is a prominent lymphoid aggregate, or a small bump of tonsil-like tissue. If worried, I would see an ENT to evaluate the lesions. ...Read more

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My throat is red at the back but no pain been like this for months what could it be?

My throat is red at the back but no pain been like this for months what could it be?

Allergies? Infected?: Redness on the throat sounds like there could be a throat infection, more likely if one has a sore throat and some swollen lymph node glands in the neck. A primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the problem is, and prescribe antibiotics if there is a strep throat infection. "Months" is a long time, so the doctor will think of allergies, irritants, or stomach reflux as possible causes too. ...Read more

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Starting at soft pallate to back of throat is starting to have yellow tint. No pain or anything.

Starting at soft pallate to back of throat is starting to have yellow tint. No pain or anything.

Yellow tint: Unless you have yellowish discoloration of the whites of your eyes or brownish colored urine, I don't think that the yellowish hue of your soft palate is significant. However, see your physician if you continue to have concerns. ...Read more

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Feels like popcorn kernel stuck in back of throat/on tongue but did not eat popcorn. Has been this way for about two weeks. No pain just irritating?

You may have food: Trapped in tonsillar crypts. Gargle w/cool salt water and use a water pik to remove or see your Dr. ...Read more

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I found two yellow spots in the back of my throat. No pain. Not sick?

I found two yellow spots in the back of my throat. No pain. Not sick?

Rule out tonsillitis: To isolate crypt trapping can cause recurrent sore throats and or tonsillitis. You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis as well. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper to preven ...Read more

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Feeling of a lump in my throat. One side at the back of my throat looks swollen but there's no pain. What could this be?

Feeling of a lump in my throat. One side at the back of my throat looks swollen but there's no pain. What could this be?

Is it red?: Redness, swelling & pain are the hallmarks of viral or bacterial pharyngitis (inflammation of throat/pharynx) or tonsillitis. Fever might also be present, along with other typical symptoms of upper respiratory infection (cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, ear ache). If you don't seem ill, I think you can watch it. Might be inflammatory tissue that will recede on own; if doesn't go away, see doc ...Read more

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There is a pink pea sized lump in the back of my throat. No pain but I can feel it. Hasn't always been there. Long time smoker.

Throat lump: Go to your PCP or get an appointment wth an Otolaryngologist (ENT) ear, nose, and throat specialist. You may need a biopsy but there is no way you can get a diagnosis without being seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Looking down back wall of throat to epiglottis, the wall is bumpy and inflamed. Also two white spots in the area. No pain, only swollen feeling. Causes?

Looking down back wall of throat to epiglottis, the wall is bumpy and inflamed. Also two white spots in the area. No pain, only swollen feeling. Causes?

Bumpy throat: Any other symptoms? - fever or post nasal drip? - sounds like you are developing a bacterial sore throat? strep. The white spots may be pus draining from lymph glands in the throat (commonly called exudates). If you have no other symptoms - try salt water gargles - 1 tsp of table salt to 4 oz of warm water - gargle and spit out do this several times a day. Good luck ...Read more

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What could the blister looking bump be in the back of my throat it has no pain or nothing?

Ans: Could be a viral infection. If does not resolve best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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There is yellow raised bumps on the back of my throat. I am experiencing no pain. Only sometimes my throat feels tight.

Not sure: These could be yeast infection spots. It is best if you ask your physicain to look at it and culture it and get you on therapy and see why you have it. ...Read more

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I have white spots in the back of my throat, I have no pain although my throat feels a little dry. I was sick and swallowed some phlegm?

Probably nothing: Everyone swallows phlegm. Those white spots are likely food particles stuck in the folds of your tonsils. They are normal. If you get a severe sore throat and fever then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump in the back of my throat on the right side. There's no pain or redness, but it has a white spot on it. What could this be?

I have a swollen lump in the back of my throat on the right side. There's no pain or redness, but it has a white spot on it. What could this be?

Possibly a tonsil: It might be your tonsil with a small chunk of debris within it. There are various names for the material including tonsil stones and my favorite "tonsil cheese." your doctor should be able to check this for you. Tonsil cheese is common and not dangerous although it can be annoying and give you bad breath. ...Read more

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Dry back throat from yesterday night, no pain but slight difficulty swallowing and dryness in throat back. It occurred after I went to bed after dinner?

Dry back throat from yesterday night, no pain but slight difficulty swallowing and dryness in throat back. It occurred after I went to bed after dinner?

New meds?: Did you take any new medications recently such as cold or cough medications? They can cause dry mouth / throat symptoms. Viral infections can also cause the dry, scratchy throat. Any problems with acid reflux? That could be a potential cause as well. ...Read more

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Orange-ish (not red, not white.) patches on the back of my throat, looks like a bunch of tiny little clustered bumps, no pain, some post-nasal drip?

Orange-ish (not red, not white.) patches on the back of my throat, looks like a bunch of tiny little clustered bumps, no pain, some post-nasal drip?

Post-nasal drips: These are called cobblestoning from the post-nasal drips from the nasal mucous membrane or from a sinus infection. Try nasal steroid for a couple of weeks to see if this helps. If this remains a problem, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Ball shaped object a tad bit smaller than a dime in the back of throat near tonsils. Can feel when swallow no pain but irritating. What could this be?

Tonsil Stone?: Only a guess, since this needs to be visualized. See your physician for a definitive diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more