| | White bump in throat
I recently looked at my throat in the mirror, which I don't do often. On the left side of my throat, there is a white spot...I touched it and it feels like a bump. It's not very big. Below the spot it looks a bit red. There is redness on the right side of my throat as well, but no bumps or spots. I had my tonsils removed when I was 7, and I will be 22 in about 2 weeks. I have had constant difficulty swallowing and a feeling that I have a lump in my throat. I saw my doctor a week and a half ago for the swallowing problems and there was nothing else going on with my throat at the time. This week I will schedule a barium swallow to make sure everything looks okay. It looks like there's a white film on the back of my tongue. I have no pain, no sore throat, or cough or anything like that. Hot/spicy foods seem to make it a lot worse. I am having trouble breathing (have mild asthma but am taking Albuterol inhaler, which seems to help). Have had a little chest pain today which I'm sure is probably asthma-related. I'm taking Paxil, Claritin-D 24-Hour, and Nexium. Doctor through my throat problems could be related to acid reflux - the Nexium has not helped a bit. She also thought stress could be the culprit but I have that under control with the medication so I know that's not it. Anyone have any clue to what this is and if there is anything I can do or should I just see my doctor? I have been to the doctor many times for this, and it is very frustrating and uncomfortable. Thanks.