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Hi all, would be grateful if someone could have a look at the picture attached and tell me what they think it might be or whether they have seen it or something like it before.

Just to be clear the white 'bits' in my tonsil crypts have come and gone for the last 2 years, it's not those that bother me, its the yellow patches/spots directly on the back of my throat (centre of picture) that concern me and also the fact that my blood vessels look unusually pronounced.

Bit of Background:

These yellow patches/spots have been there for at least 2 months because that's when I first noticed them. I have seen the doctor several times in that period and like me he thought it was Strep throat, so I have tried 2 different AntiBiotics (Ciprofloxacin and Penicillin) but they haven't had any effect.

It should be noted that I generally do not feel any pain or discomfort from my throat other than when I wake up, when it feels very irritated and scratchy, but after an hour it feels OK again.

Many thanks for any opinions or advice.

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replied February 6th, 2008
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hey relax--that is just tonsil cheese/tonsil stone. it will fall out and it will be fine. it just your way of your body spitting out bacteria and infection. your tonsils are part of the lymphatic system and are just doing their job--fighting disease.
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replied February 6th, 2008
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I get those too every so often. More annoying and disgusting than dangerous. You can drink some hot tea to help loosen things up. Always helps to drink plenty of water too.
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replied February 6th, 2008
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Yea, I actually get those often. They usually come out when I'm not trying to get them out, either through a sneeze or involuntary cough. I would suggest gargling often, and drinking a lot of water to keep the throat moistened as the previous poster mentioned. It's funny because they come in waves for me. I'll get a lot for a couple of months, and I then I won't get any for awhile, then they come back again...
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replied April 8th, 2008
Hi. Ive got some weird yellow patches/spots on my throat too. Ive had them for about a year atleast and ive seen the doctor and she said my throat looks normal. I still have my doubts though. Could you look at the picture i've attached and tell me if these are the same things you have described?

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replied April 8th, 2008
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that doesnt look like it at all---id get to an ear nose and throat doctor
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replied April 8th, 2008
im actually going to an ENT next week...not specifically about my throat though. Ive had problems with my ears for a number of years now. They crackle loads whenever I swallow, i get tinnitus and ear pain and they feel constantly plugged. Theyve told me over the years that I may have possible Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and theres nothing I can do about it. They also told me I had allergic rhinitus and I should go for allergy testing. I waited ten months for the allergy testing only to be told that my appointment had been lost in the system, but then my GP would not refer me again. I pratically had to beg another GP to let me have this upcoming ENT appointment, but I had to have it because my symptoms have gotten so bad and im scared!! I am worried about my throat too because it looks permenantly sore and I have those blister like things on the back and my tongue is always a green whitey colour however much I clean it. It seems to get hoarse and dry all the time too and recently the back of my tongue has been covered by these wart like things which sometimes bleed, but I think they could only be swollen tastebuds. Im sure I have got something wrong with me but its hard to get anyone to help or listen to me. People make me feel like i'm being a complete hypochondriac Sad
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replied April 8th, 2008
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well that is good---i would mention it and ask if its normal or not. i dont think you are a hypochondriac. ive never seen the inside of someones mouth that looks like that. HOnestly i cant really tell if you have tonsils or not. get it checked out you may want to make a list of symptoms,funny tastes if there are any etc
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replied April 18th, 2009
Yellow bumps/patches
Did you ever find out what was the cause of your yellow patches at the back of you throat?
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replied May 27th, 2009
I might know what both things in throat are :)
The white clumps on the sides are actually pretty harmless and common. The only complaint most people have with them is that they have an odor. They're mostly stuck food/foreign particles and bateria.

As for the yellow ones.....I notice the same thing in my a few days ago and saw my doc this afternoon for increased problems with allergies. She told me she was actually looking for them and I let her know I had them a few days ago. Anyway, they're part of the sinus drainage and cause sore, itchy throats. Since u were mentioning allergy problems I'd bet that's what it is. OTC drugs weren't working this year so she prescribed an inhalant med.

Good luck. I hope u figure yours out.
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replied September 23rd, 2009
I just went to a doctor/dentist specialist about exactly the same thing who told me what it was , I cant remember the name but it was harmless , its basically glands that are blocked with grease . He said we all have sebasious (dont know if spelt that right)glands everywhere but the ones at the back wall of throat dont have a pore to let it out so it builds up there , you might get more , or it might never go or it may go ! But dont worry .
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replied January 9th, 2013
Same Thing With Me
I have had those yellowish lumps as well, and much more manifested than yours, for 2 years from now. I've been to a doctor once and said i dont have to worry. Although till that time they appeared, I often have sore throat and even in the summers my throat gets reddish very frequantly, it never recovers completely. Maybe I and also You should drink only warm/hot beverages and gargle very often with hot salty water. Zsolt
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replied February 1st, 2013
I wanted to put a pic of my own in here as well. I've had the bumps on the back of my throat for a long time, and I've been told it's just from post nasal drip. Today, for the first time, I noticed the little while thing near my tonsil (on the left side of pic) and when i touched it, it came out and it was white/yellow/greenish and smelled terrible. I have felt no real pain over any of this.

The thing that worries me is the paleness/yellowness of my hard palate and the pronounced blood vessels. Could all of these be symptoms of a sickness?

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z363/o htrololoki/throat_zps8c4b9790.jpg

Thank you.
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replied February 25th, 2013
My throat looks exactly like yours - pale upper hard palate, yellow bumps on back of throat, except mine is more red and more veiny. I am in the middle of a worry spiral about HPV since I have cervical issues with this virus. I have an appt with an ENT this Friday to look at my throat. I just visited the dentist last week (before I started worrying), and no one said anything about it, which makes me wonder.

My thing is that I am CONSTANTLY clearing my throat - I always have phlegm caught there. I also have allergies, so I'm hoping it's inflammation related to harmless throat-clearing, over my entire lifetime. I don't know. It doesn't look normal to me when I see pics online of other people's throats.

The white stuff you push out on the sides is "tonsil cheese" SO gross, I have it too. It's food particles that get caught in your tonsil crypts - totally harmless and normal for people who haven't gotten their tonsils out.
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replied February 5th, 2013
Hi
On the same topic I am posting pic of back of my throat.
Earlier I had feeling of food stuck in throat and ent prescribed proton pump inhibitors, after which I felt better and that feeling was gone.
Now I have constant itch in the throat. Am attaching a pic . Can some have a look please?
For some reason I am not able to host the pic using my mobile, will upload when I get to a pc
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replied February 28th, 2013
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Hi
On the same topic I am posting pic of back of my throat.
Earlier I had feeling of food stuck in throat and ent prescribed proton pump inhibitors, after which I felt better and that feeling was gone.
Now I have constant itch in the throat. Am attaching a pic . Can some have a look please?
For some reason I am not able to host the pic using my mobile, will upload when I get to a pc
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replied March 1st, 2013
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