Bumps In Throat

The lumps in the back of the throat that accompany the cobblestone throat give the condition its name. The pebble-like bumps appear to be worse. Cobblestone throat is caused by postnasal drip, which is caused by infections and allergic reactions.

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I have a bump beneath my tonsil. Could it be a lymphoid aggregate?

Query: Hello doctor, Is this bump beneath my tonsil a lymphoid aggregate? Please find a copy of the attached picture below. I was seeing a cavity in my tooth with light when I came across it, and there are no symptoms associated with it. I do not know how long it has been there before, as I usually do not ...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem. I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The small bump you refer to is indeed a lymphoid follicle aggregate. Your tonsil itself is a lymphoid aggregate. ...  Read Full »

Despite taking medications, I have a sore throat with white streaks, red bumps, and an odd feeling on my tongue. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a sore throat for the past four weeks now. And I noticed white streaks and red bumps in my throat and took antibiotics, but it was not beneficial. It has been there for the past two weeks. The doctor did blood and swab tests, but the reports were normal. And he thinks it is vira...  Read Full »


Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. There are a few possibilities based on the photographs and your clinical history (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 1) Inflammation of the mucosa (skin) lining your throat following a viral in...  Read Full »

I have a constant sensation of a lump or blockage in the throat and occasional headaches. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. I was previously diagnosed with acid reflux, and I took the medicine Lansoprazole. Now I have a constant sensation of a lump or blockage in the throat and occasional on and off headaches. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Such symptoms can be due to bacterial infections such as streptococcus, so antibiotic treatment is required. Most probably, it can be tonsillitis. Please tell me: 1. Do you have redness at th...  Read Full »

How to get rid of bumps on the back of the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-years-old female. I am a non-smoker and occasional drinker. I have had bumps at the back of my throat for almost six months. I do not have any symptoms except the feel of something stuck in my throat. I thought it to be cobblestone throat, but I am worried it might be HPV. I got...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your throat picture (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it seems to be congested with few bumps and not HPV (human papillomavirus). It is most commonly seen in laryngopharyngeal reflux and pharyngitis. As you do not have any symptoms, ...  Read Full »

I have had a postnasal drip and noticed bumps that are the same color as my throat on my tonsils. What does that indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a postnasal drip for over ten years, and about five years ago, I started paying attention to my throat and noticed bumps that are the same color as my throat on my tonsils. These bumps have slowly grown in size over the five years, and my tonsils look asymmetric. Although th...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your query, and there is no need to worry about it. I have reviewed the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and will help you with your condition. Whatever you see directly behind your tonsils is called the posterior pharyngeal wal...  Read Full »

What are these painful three white spots with yellow elevated parts on the back of my throat?

Query: Hi,I have three white spots on the back of my throat, and my throat hurts. When I swallow or breathe through my mouth, I feel discomfort. In addition, there seem to be some yellow parts that are elevated. I did a strep throat test, and it is negative. I had thrush about a month ago that developed af...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The pictures are a little foggy (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I can see prominent pharyngeal lymphatic tissues and a few follicles in the pharynx. Diagnosis depends on the history. If you have ...  Read Full »

I have bumps at the back of my throat after one week post COVID. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have bumps at the back of my throat near the tonsil on the left side. It looks lumpy and entirely different from another side. These bumps developed about a week post COVID.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern.From your statement, it is clear that you suffer from tonsillitis caused by bacterial infection. So, antibiotic treatment must be given. As you mentioned that you have a history of COVID-19 infection (Coronavirus Dise...  Read Full »

Why do I have bumps on the back of my throat near the tonsils for more than two months?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had bumps at the back of my throat next to my tonsils for more than two months. I am worried.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In the pictures sent by you, your back of the throat is congested with few bumps, which are the feature of pharyngitis (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It will resolve after your inflammation subsides. If it does not improve or wo...  Read Full »

What do small red bumps at the back of my throat indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male with a height of 5'7 feet and a weight of 69 kg. Six months before, I had a severe dry cough, and that got over by a week on its own I did not take any medicine. I also got few ulcers in my mouth, and that healed in a week. That time, I noticed four small red bump...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for this irritation in the throat with a feeling of a lump or something obstructing while swallowing saliva can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Bumps at the back of your tongue ...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cure bumps in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old male. I have persistent bumps with tiny red veins on the back of my throat. I have a pulsating pain in my molar tooth. On applying pressure, I feel some pain in my right ear. I am afraid of it. Can I have bacteria invading my nerves? Will it enter my brain causing mening...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having a bump on the posterior (back) wall of the throat is normal. These bumps are normally 3 to 5 mm in diameter. They seem to be transparent or semi-transparent with visible capillaries. Regarding pulsating pain, I suggest you consult a dentist for taking an X-ra...  Read Full »

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