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bumps on throat - please help

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  • Posted By: artandtracy02
  • June 18, 2009
  • 02:32 AM

I had the feeling for about a month of having something stuck in my throat. I went to an ENT specalist and he said acid reflux and gave me prevacid. It's been a week and feels a little worse. I kept checking in the mirror w/ a flashlight hoping I would see something and finally just this past Saturday I saw red 3D bumps in the back of my throat. It seems like their spreading and might be getting worse. Any knowledgeable help would be appreciated regarding diagnosis and treatment. Thanks.http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b9d836b3127ccec7366b37811500000040O00BYuWjZuyZsge3nwk/cC

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  • It sounds like you should see a GI Specialist soon, especially if you're dealing with acid reflux. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
    my6kidsmum 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I haven't the benefit of direct examination but the bumps are most likely tonsillar tissue. Realize that tonsil tissue exists throughout the pharyngeal region and not just the more obvious sites such as the palatine or faucial tonsils, and this tissue can regularly become inflamed due to a variety of causes. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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  • i have the same bumps. i'm bulimic and have gerd because of that. i am also in medical school and have had other doctors look at my throat and they all have asked if i have gerd so this could be the cause.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 25, 2009
    • 02:31 AM
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  • Artandtracey_ did you find out more about your bumps. Mine look the same. I also feel like something is stuck in throat.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 22, 2010
    • 00:18 AM
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