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    Red bump(s) on soft palate - for over a year
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    Venus219 posted:
    About a year ago, I noticed a red bump in the back of my mouth, on the far right side of my soft palate, to the right of my uvula. The bump is red and shiny, is slightly raised, and is a little smaller than a pencil eraser. No other colors are present and it does not look like a blister or a pimple. On a visit to my dentist, I asked him to look, and he suggested I see a doctor. Then, I visited my doctor for my yearly exam and he told me that he had no idea and that I should see an ENT. Recently, I am noticing that this one red bump has grown a bit and looks like two bumps close together. There is also a possibility of another bump a few centimeters below as well, but there is a fold at that point of my mouth and I cannot be sure. They do not hurt and I haven't noticed any other physical issues that could be a part of this. I did experience some tightness in my throat last year that I attributed to stress and I do feel more thirsty now than in the past, but no other noticeable symptoms or changes.

    I have decided to schedule an appointment with an ENT but with no insurance, the costs are pretty scary. If anyone has any ideas what could be happening here, I would appreciate hearing them. I have searched through forums and websites but have not found anyone who has an issue similar to mine. Most people's bumps are new and or painful, but I've had mine for a long time and I can't feel them. Any help?
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    ashersmommy12 responded:
    I have a very similar issue as you. Did you ever figure out what it is? I'm scheduling my appointment with an ENT for next Friday, but am still researching to see what I can find out. I have a bump right next to my uvula on the right side and one behind my right tonsil. They've both been there since at least early October. If I've had them longer than that, I've not noticed. They don't cause any pain and are not very big - like you said, about the size of a pencil earaser. I've been so worried over it and I would be so happy for any information you can give me. Thank you!


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