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Yellowish spots on back of throat

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Hi, I would be grateful if someone could have a look at this picture http://img 253.imageshack.us/img253/1719/throatud2.pn g 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:
I have had these yellowish patches/spots on the back of my throat for at least 2 months (when I first noticed them). I generally do not feel any pain or discomfort from my throat other than when I wake up in the morning, when it feels very irritated and scratchy, but after an hour it feels OK again. It also occasionally feels a little raw and scratchy if I have been talking for a long period.

Many thanks for any opinions or advice.


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replied February 26th, 2008
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A3628
The "yellowish patches/spots on the back of the throat" could be stacked phlegm. Phlegm is created in the nose and para-nasal sinuses. Typically, phlegm slides down the throat and is either spit out or swallowed. Phlegm is especially noticeable in the mornings because it becomes dryer and less mobile at night due to the horizontal position of the body during sleep. You can visit your GP to check what is going on in your throat.


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