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What could cause a white round swelling in the mouth?


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Published At June 8, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I observed a white round swelling at the right rear of my mouth cavity behind the last tooth. Also a white straight line behind my uvula. Sometimes I feel that something is stuck there in my throat. No other symptoms. Please help.


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Your symptoms can be related to many diagnoses. A picture if possible would help. It can be a yeast infection, a viral or a bacterial infection. I suggest you do some examinations such as a throat culture and a blood test. Meanwhile, some tips: Gargle with salt water, use throat sprays with anti-inflammatory drugs, stay hydrated. After the results of the examination, you can contact me again for a proper treatment. Hope my answer was helpful. Thank you and take care. Regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Dorina Sokol Gurabardhi
Dr. Dorina Sokol Gurabardhi

General Practitioner

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