Could you please tell me what problems you had with your throat?
What exactly are you seeing in the back of your throat? Do you know what your uvula looks like, in the back of your throat?
Did the doctor do a culture of your throat?
How did the doctor treat your throat?
Do you have an other health problems?
What medications do you take?
Thanks for the extra detail!
A sore red throat can be caused by a viral infection or bacterial infection. A throat culture is done to determine the type of bacteria, so that the proper antibiotic can be prescribed for you, to treat it and make it get better. A viral throat has to run it's course. Ask the doctor if he advises you having a throat culture to be sure that you don't have a recurring infection. An infection is oftentimes accompanied by fever.
From your description, it sounds like you are seeing your uvula, which is small, fleshy and pink, and dangles down from the top of the back of your throat. Your uvula blongs there and should not be bothering you, unless it is a little longer than usual, or is swollen. Again, please call your doctor and ask if that is what you are seeing in the back of your throat, since he already examined you.
In the meantime rinse and gargle with warm salt water, two times each day. Drink warm liquids such as tea or soup to soothe your throat. Use throat lozenges or sucking candy to keep your throat moist.
Ok, I'm glad you can see the uvula. On the very back of the center of the tongue, you may see raised papules or bumps, that actually can belong there.. It is very difficult for me to know without seeing it. Since the doctor has already visualized it, you really need to demand an answer from him as to what he is seeing.
Do you still have your tonsils and if so, are you sure that this is not what you are seeing? They are on either side of the back of your throat and may appear enlarged.
Since you have great concern, I will suggest that you make an appointment with a throat specialist, called an ENT doctor. He has the tools to examine and visualize the very back of your throat, and further.
If your doctor is considering stress as the cause, has he prescribed an anti- stress type of medication to help you?
If you have health insurance, then you should make an appointment with the ENT (Ear Nose Throat) doctor as soon as possible so that your throat can be examined, diagnosed and treated so that you don't have to be uncomfortable.
As you may know, the epiglottis is a flap way at the back of the tongue that opens and then closes to prevent food from going down your windpipe. You should not be able to see this easily. The ENT specialist has an instrument that will let him visualze further back in your throat to determine if everything is ok, or not.
I hope this helps you.
I am glad to hear that you have an appointment. Is it with an ENT doctor? As I advised you previously, In the meantime rinse and gargle with warm salt water, two times each day. Drink warm liquids such as tea or soup to soothe your throat. Use throat lozenges or sucking candy to keep your throat moist.
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