i was curious like all teens my age, i was looking in my mouth and saw that i had a lump near my uvula. after i drank some water, i looked again. at that point i noticed that it moved by my uvula i guess by muscle contraction. well i looked today and it looks like the same size. i visited my doc a few days ago and he said it looked like a papule. i asked him if it was a herpie but he said that there was no red ring around it. im very worried and wanted to know if anyone has any answers. i want to think that its a tumor since my mom has had them in the past. i cant do anything for about 4-5 weeks because thats when the ENT will acept me and if this is bad i dont want to die. i have a picture to show you also. i also have a small bump on the other side near my tonsil. i had quit smoking a few months ago and had a sore throat for a whole week before i noticed this. this was 2-3 weeks ago. any help?? if you look closely at the left side of uvula you'll see the bump
No pictures to view....sorry. Unfortunately, even if I could have viewed your photograph, there is really no way for me to make a diagnostic call without examining you first-hand. I know that you are worried, but it would be highly unlikely for a teenager to get a cancer in this area, even after a few years of smoking (glad you stopped).
thanks. i had a photo there but idk what happened. you said that you dont think that its cancer so i feel a little relief. i gargled some mouthwash and saw that my tonsil was a little swollen(right side). do you think that if the swolling doesnt go down that i should see my doc again. and do you think that this could be due to some kind of minor allergic reaction or after effects of an inffection
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