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02-15-07, 02:05 PM
I have a white something in the back of my throat. The doctor took a look down there on Tuesday, when I went to see the walk-in, and she didn't know what it was. The student doctor looked down my throat and thought I still had my tonsels (which I don't). My throat is swollen and I have this white thing that the doc determined wasn't a puss pocket (think goodness), she did a throat culture which I still have yet to get the results. I am taking Penicillan VK for it and hopefully it will clear up. If not, I have to see an ENT specialist to find out what it is...

Any ideas as to what it is? I will make sure to say Ahhh.......... lolz....


02-15-07, 06:19 PM
I just went through the same situation. Weird huh? For a month I had a terrible sore throat; it was swollen, red, white spots/streaks. My throat even bleed at one point, I mean it bleed ALOT. It was gross!

I went to the doctor, had a throat test done for strep- which came back negative. They gave me antibiotics anyway and sent me on my way. That didn't help, the drama continued. A month later of going through this I had an appointment with my doctor anyway to discuss ADD meds. She decided to test me for a yeast infection. Just what? It was an advanced yeast infection in my throat. I took Zithromax for 5 days and Difulcan (double strength) for a week. It is gone and I feel great!

I know how you feel, it is frustrating when the doctors are puzzled about your health.

Good Luck! Let me know what happens next.

02-15-07, 08:33 PM

hard to guess w/ no history.

02-15-07, 09:36 PM
I swear, Net.

You're gonna drive yourself bonkers, with some of your posts, on here...and searching for all their answers on here.

02-16-07, 01:00 PM
Whatever the white thing is, it's going away...

02-16-07, 01:00 PM
I swear, Net.

You're gonna drive yourself bonkers, with some of your posts, on here...and searching for all their answers on here.I agree w/ you 100% Nova, I don't see why this wouldn't happen. I think I get driven bonkers just by being here (on earth not the forums)...

02-16-07, 01:01 PM
That's a joke...

Desert Dweller
02-16-07, 01:19 PM
A couple of months ago my step daughter had a very large white spot on her tonsil - swollen thoat. Thought it was strep- turned out to be a canker sore! A very large canker sore. Took about 3 weeks to go away.

02-16-07, 01:19 PM
Made me laugh.
Not about your situation..but just the way you *said* it.

You know I always wish you the best, Net.

02-16-07, 01:23 PM
I understand Nova. It's no big deal. It's getting better and that's the best thing...

02-16-07, 01:26 PM
My medical records show that my tonsils were surgically removed before I even knew they 'existed' (when I was very, very young) I can't do anything other than say 'I wish you the best', when it comes to information on 'nodules' in the back of one's throat. (0;

02-16-07, 01:31 PM
I dont' have my tonsels either. they were removed when I was in 8th grade and I'm a college sophmore now. My brother's were removed when he was only 5 years old. I remember that I went into surgery that morning and only had to stay till 3pm because I was drinking liquads like there was no tomorrow. Only tomorrow the pain set in as the pain medicaine and anestisia wore off...

02-24-07, 06:59 PM
update: The white thing is gone now. Yay!

02-24-07, 07:32 PM
Do you know if they removed your adnoids when they took your tonsils out? If not, the mystery spot could be some sort of infection/inflamation of them. Another possiblity would be some sort of cyst. I had a small cyst that resembled a puss pocket. It was very painful while it was inflamed.

02-24-07, 09:35 PM
They took my adnoids out too.