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What causes white head like spot in the back of the throat?

I have a white head like spot keep reacurring in the back of my throat. I have mentioned this to my doctor and he has toold me they r common and nothing to worry about. when it first comes up it feels like popcorn in my throat then pops fluid comes out of it. but it comes up again and feeld quite sore.
Thu, 10 Sep 2020
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Hi,

Your history is very classical of a condition called cyst. There is secretory lining of some gland, say minor salivary gland wherein the opening gets blocked hence the accumulation of saliva and once it ruptures it is seemingly vanished for the time being to reappear. I would advise you the following in such a situation:
- In some cases it gets ruptured and the lining falls off and the problem is cured.
- If this reappears then consult an ENT or Oral Surgeon when it is increased and discuss about complete excision of such a cyst and get histopathology done to be sure about diagnosis and to avoid recurrence.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon
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What causes white head like spot in the back of the throat?

Hi, Your history is very classical of a condition called cyst. There is secretory lining of some gland, say minor salivary gland wherein the opening gets blocked hence the accumulation of saliva and once it ruptures it is seemingly vanished for the time being to reappear. I would advise you the following in such a situation: - In some cases it gets ruptured and the lining falls off and the problem is cured. - If this reappears then consult an ENT or Oral Surgeon when it is increased and discuss about complete excision of such a cyst and get histopathology done to be sure about diagnosis and to avoid recurrence. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon