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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   After eating lunch today, I felt like there was something in the back of my throat. I looked, and there are a few small bumps on my uvula. They are not painful, and I have no pain with swallowing. It just feels like there is something in my throat.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   let me read ur query
Doctor :   May i know ur age ?
User :   32
Doctor :   Do u have difficulty swallowing ?
Doctor :   or pain on swallowing ?
User :   No difficulty or pain.
User :   It really just feels like exactly what it is...something in the back of my throat.
Doctor :   Do u have any other symptom ? like fever, cough ?
User :   No.
Doctor :   Since how long have u had this symptoms ?
User :   I have had a similar "pimple-like" bump that sometimes comes up on the back right corner of my upper palate, and it usually occurs after eating, but always goes away. I've never had any anywhere else though.
User :   I ate lunch at about 1:15 and noticed them after eating.
Doctor :   those are probably lymphoid follicles or secretory glands
User :   Should they go away on their own then?
Doctor :   If they do not hurt or cause any issue, then there is no need to worry
Doctor :   yes definitely
User :   I figured they were probably salivary glands
User :   Could these come up as a result of something specific that I eat, or perhaps acidic foods?
Doctor :   yes, glands stimulated by eating specific foods can increase size of glands
User :   Okay. Very good to know. Thank you for your assistance!!!
Doctor :   You are welcome
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