Hi everyone. I'm a 24 year old male from Finland. I've had a problem with health anxiety ever since I discovered the internet :P so I tend to obsess about seemingly harmless bodily symptoms, and lately (last few months) I have discovered something new to be paranoid about.
A few months ago I got the bright idea to probe my tonsils to see if they were enlarged, and that's when I felt this bony hard protrusion right behind the uvula and directly in the nasal opening in the back of the mouth. It feels smooth and symmetrical, and is right in the middle in the top of the pharynx.
Obviously I freaked out and immediately called my doctor, who sent me to a dentist. The dentist kept checking the back of my throat and said they didn't see anything unusual, but obviously I convinced myself that she simply didn't spot the bulge.
Is this a part of the normal anatomy of the mouth? Can anyone else feel a similar bulge? Any feedbeck would be most appreciated.
Hi, i have the exact same thing, a bony bulge on the pharynx wall, and ive been looking online all day because ive been worrying so much about it, ive never noticed it before until last night and now its making me anxious.
Did you find out what it was or if it is normal?
Hope you reply as your the only person ive been able to find with the same thing!
I had my doctor check down in my throat and at my vocal cords with a mirror due to some annoying throat tightness issues lately, and she didn't comment on there being anything out of the ordinary at the back of my throat.