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You are having infection of the tonsils that is acute tonsillitis
It may be possible that you have acquired from your boy friend, communicate to him whether he has any symptoms. Another possibility is that you have de novo infection and have developed the sore throat
In either case you should get a CBC and Gram stain and culture of pharyngeal swab.
The lumps/bumps you have observed on the base of the tongue are actually taste papillae and they are normal structures, they are always present.
You should get checked by a physician and get the antibiotics prescribed as soon as possible.
Meanwhile you should improve the oral health, brush twice a day and do chlorhexidine
mouth gargles thrice a day and avoid eating any edibles during ensuing 2 hours to ensure good germicidal effect of chlorhexidine; Do warm saline gargles after you take anything orally.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!