White dot at back of throats where tonsil used to be

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I had my tonsils out last year, since then I have had at least 1 tonsil stone, I noticed a few months ago that just behind my right tonsiluar pillar that there is a tiny white dot, it reminds me of when I had a tonsil stone, it doesn't hurt, it hasn't got bigger, it doesn't bleed but t just won't go away and if it is a stone, it won't budge, it's hard for a doctor to see it because I gag when they try to look in there,

Is there anyway I can upload a photo? I've recently taken one and used editing it make it show up.

Thank you

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    also to give scale, it is quite small, less than 2mm 
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      No idea what this is. I'm a former nurse but specialised in neuro and hated ENT! However, if it's any comfort I've had yellow/white spots like this all over the back of my throat (though not on my tonsils) for the past 50 years. I even got one biopsied at one point, but nothing in particular was found. It all started right at the beginning of my nurse training, when I got a persistent sore throat when there was a nasty strep throat infection going round. It went on for months - way too long for a strep infection anyway - but all swabs were negative. Afterwards I was left with the spots. As they haven't done anything sinister in the intervening 50 years, they're obviously harmless!

      I can understand your anxiety, but I'd say just keep an eye on the spot but do nothing. You're clearly doing this already as you say it doesn't bleed or hurt, and isn't getting any bigger. The other thing to watch out for would be bad breath or a persistent unpleasant taste in your mouth, which would indicate an infection. Otherwise I'd say leave well alone. Check your throat once a month or so till you've established there's no change, then forget about it.

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    aw thanks for your advice! yeahhh well it may of been there for a long time to be honest because if so my tonsils would of blocked the view,

    i had my tonsils out for sleep apnea by the way not because i had sore throats, i rarely get a bad throat! 

    but just wondered what on earth it is.  i thought it was a stone, but it can be dis-lodged.  that area of my mouth is remaining tonsil tissue and it soft and squigy 

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      Just forget about it and get on with your life. Have a look at it from time to time to make sure it's not doing anything but don't keep poking at it. Even if it is a left-over tonsil stone, many people have these all their lives without even knowing about them. It's only when they start growing or get infected that they cause a problem. The body does all kinds of weird things that can't be explained, but are harmless, like the yellow lumps in my throat.

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