For the past few years now every few days I feel a lump in the back of my throat and after much gagging and clearing of the throat a very hard grey in color (about the color of chewed gum and same looking texture with about the same rubbery feel but harder) is produced with a very foul smell and taste. I cant seem to get rid of this problem. Have gone to the dr countless times about it and he ends up prescribing an antibiotic which clears the issue up for maybe arround a week or so and than we are right back where I started. I can feel my nose dripping in the back of my throat and try for the most part to not let it sit there and fester however I want to know what the problem is and how it can be fixed. For one this is a very embarrassing situation if this hard nasty stuff wants to be released while in public and sometimes I just cant get it out and ends up hurting my throat to the point I think I am on the verge of strep (have strep at least 3-5 times a year along with sinus infections 4-8 times a year also)
sounds similar to what i had except mine was was small round sticky texture somewhat yellowish or brownish in color i had an staph infection on my adenoids (adenoids) go to an ent and get your nose cultured for an infection.
I have the same problem. My self-diagnosis is that they are tonsolliths. Dead cells get stuck in your tonsils and become a buffet for bacteria. Pretty gross eh? Look at this page http://www.doctorhoffman.com/xlith.htm for a more in-depth explanation and a few remedies
I have this also. My aunt has let me know that it is blisters at the back of the throat. What you should do is gargle salt water (make sure the water was boiled and cooled first) for about a week. Works for me. And DON'T cough it up. Thats the worse possible thing you can do. You're not letting it heal. Its like pulling a scab off a wound, it will just keep scabbing over again until you let it heel naturally.
I have the exact same thing that you described- I see that your post was 3 years ago. I don't know if you'll read this or not...but I wanted to know if you ever found a solution for it?
I am almost embarrassed to go to the doctor, it seems so gross. I thought I was choking on a piece of food that had got caught up in the back of my throat, and when I spit it out, it looked like a piece of gray gum/or a chunk of a walnut. It is kind of scary, but I know my sinues have been horrible right now, and my ears have been sore. I am probably going to have to go see a doctor.
I have had a lump in the back of my throat for almost two years. I thought is might me a tumor because I have had breast cancer 3 times so I figured it's another tumor. Well, I stumbled on to some cards I have had on medical issues and one of them was titled Phlem Rocks. I have these yellow little chunks that sometimes break up and come up my throat. They smell horrible! I also saw another page called Esophagial Web which is like a shelf in your throat. Not sure on the spelling on that one but did you ever figure out what that grey thing was in your throat? Thanks! Kathy
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