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Bumps In Tonsil

The presence of bumps and lumps on the tonsils is characteristic of cobblestone throat. These bumps result from the enlargement of lymphatic tissue present at the back of the tonsils. The common causes include postnasal drip, allergies, airway infection, and acid reflux.

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A lump behind my left tonsil is not responding to medicines. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a sore throat on and off for weeks and a lump behind my left tonsil. It is about the same size as my tonsil and similar in color. I went to the doctor and was given Prednisone to reduce the swelling. However, it did not help at all. What could it be? Currently, I am also tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had a look at the picture you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The structure mentioned as swelling is, in fact, a normal structure called the tonsil, which has slightly increased in size than normal and is not exactly pathological. Steroid...  Read Full »

How to ease a sore throat after removing the tonsil stones?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two little bumps on my palatoglossal arch near my tongue where it connects. I just noticed it, so I am unsure of how long it has been there. I noticed it when I thought something was in the back of my throat and noticed a tonsil stone, so I removed it. My throat was sore after. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I saw your clinical photographs (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). I must comment that it is not unusual to have mucosal tags or irregular surfaced mucosa in that region. There could e...  Read Full »

What causes a lump in tonsils with swallowing difficulty?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a lump under my left tonsil. I wanted to know what it is.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). That is a part of the tonsillar tissue. The tonsils are not uniform structures, and they have cryp...  Read Full »

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