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I have yellow spot on back of throat that had while,

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I have yellow spot on back of throat that had for a while, it isvpainless
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Please see picture
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 10 months ago.
HelloI amCustomerand I would be assisting you with your concern today.There are certain possible causes which would need to be considered.It seems well circumscribed favoring a benign pathology.One possibility is this being fordyce granules.These granules are present in upto 80% of population but are more commonly seen in oral cavity and are less common at back of throat.These are sebaceous cysts present just under the mucosa.Other possibility is this being lymphoid aggregate which are common at this site.These are bening collection of lymphoid tissue of ring of waldeyer.You need to have your doctor take a look at this to confirm that this is a benign spot.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am really worried that this could be cancer , I just can't understand how it could benign it isn't normal for something like this to appear.
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 10 months ago.
Not all lesions are cancerous.So many soft tissue tumors form and most are non cancerous.Similarly even in oropharynx not all lesions are cancerous.The lesion in photo seems to have clear margins which favor this being a benign lesion.Still for your peace of mind have a doctor look at this.

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