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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Can you explain what the hole present in the back wall of my son's mouth is?

Query: Hello¬†doctor, My 8 year old son has a small hole in the back wall of his mouth. He has seen a number of GPs and consultants. None of them know what it is or can explain it. They are not going to continue to review it as they say it is not a problem. I would like to know how what it is and if anythi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, the hole seems to release tonsil stones. In that case, it must be a tonsillar crypt. The hole is in the anterior pillar. Usually, tonsillar crypts open into the oropharynx area behind the pillar and not through the pillar. And, I can see enlarged...  Read Full »

What is the reason for stone-like balls under my left tonsil?

Query: Hi doctor,I had viral tonsilitis a month ago. I never really noticed this ball under my left tonsil, and it looks as if there is a stone there. I am terrified if it is cancer. Please let me know if this is cancer or looks like cancer. I do not have insurance or money to get it looked at, but I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I recommend surgical removal for tonsils then a histological examination for the removed tissues. The tonsil does not look dangerous, but it is not normal also. The cancer signs such as ulceration and discoloration are not present yet.  Read Full »

My left side throat is swollen and sore with red dots. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently stopped smoking cigarettes and weed. I have had tonsil stones, since then, I have been using saltwater to wash my mouth. I can feel something stuck in the back of my throat constantly when I swallow. When I check it in the mirror, it looks like the left side seems to have b...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Smoking for long-duration causes specific changes in our throat and our airway. Sometimes it can have a profound impact on our upper digestive system also. Most of these changes adapt our throat and food pipe to prevent injury from nicotine and other components in cigare...  Read Full »

Does the swelling in my throat look cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tonsil stone in my left tonsil last week, and it got worse. The next day, I went to get swabbed for strep and culture swab. Both the test results were negative. They said I had viral tonsilitis, and I am taking Amoxicillin now. I noticed a small bubble-like bump under the left to...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You sure have tonsillitis. Now considering the test results are negative, it is most likely a viral infection. But we cannot be sure, and so you should take an entire course of antibiotics. You have said you are taking Amoxicillin. Good. Next, the bump and the enlar...  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 »

Are the painless bumps on the back of my throat cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, What are these white painless bumps inside the back of my throat? There is no irritation or pain. Are they cancerous? I can see only two of these for now. I have no history of illness. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. The painless bumps at the back of your throat suggest chronic pharyngeal inflammation. These painless structures are lymphoid follicles that have slightly increased in size, and it represents the first line of d...  Read Full »

What can cause a small round bubble behind the right tonsil?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 33 years old and in good health. I have recently noticed a small round bubble behind my right tonsil. It has been there for about a month now. I have had quite a bit of nasal drainage, and slight periodic sore throat, some ear pressure that is minor on the same side of the affected...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is anything dangerous from the picture you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Mostly it is a superficial infection, according to your complaint. Do you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do yo...  Read Full »

What are these skin-colored bumps on my tonsil?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a skin-colored bump on the arch in front of my tonsil. There seem to be others on the other side of my mouth, but this one is inflamed. I also have acid reflux and a lot of post nasal drips over the past few months. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a skin-colored bump on the arch in front of your tonsil and another inflamed bump on your other tonsil. According to the pictures that are provided here (...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from chills, reddish bumps on the throat, and ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have thirst and reddishness with small bumps in the throat (at the back of the throat) and a small sort of ear pain. I feel like something is caught in throat. I had consulted a gastro doctor, and he examined it using endoscopy everything was fine. The throat reddishness and small bump...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, it seems you are suffering from chronic granular pharyngitis. Chronic granular pharyngitis alters the mucous membrane of the pharynx. They are aggravated by acid reflux, allergens, a viral and bacterial infection. For now, as you are having p...  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: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 crypts and follicles in them. What you see is just an extension of the tonsil on the left...  Read Full »

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