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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Cystic nodular lesion

11/09/2009

Question:

Hello,

About a month ago, my dad passed away and i cried a lot and was overstressed. And suddenly i felt like my uvula was bumping on something. I checked and noticed a bump on the very back of my throat not on the tongue right behind the uvula. It`s not painful, i don`t really feel it, it`s more like allergies symptoms, no hard time swollowing, no fever it did not change shape or color!!!!! I went to see the doctor today and they prescribe magic mouth wash and Keflex. She said that if it doesn`t get better to go see an ENT doctor for a biopsy. Should i be worried. Thank you

Answer:

A lot of times these cystic lesions are blocked mucus glands. Rarely are they cancers. I believe your PCP is following the appropriate protocol.

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Response by:

Lee   Zimmer, MD Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati