White lumps in the throat can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'worrying'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose white lumps in the throat, we could:
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Do you ever cough up small, soft lumps of material ("curds")? The material is usually whitish in color and may have an unmistakable foul odor, especially when the lumps are crushed.
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Yes, whitish or yellowish but no foul odor
→ Yes, whitish or yellowish and they smell bad
→ Yes, but another color (please add a note)
Tonsil stones (tonsilloliths) are irregularly-shaped, whitish-yellow, foul-smelling lumps that form in the back of the throat.
If you have fungal overgrowth in your esophagus, symptoms may include pain and difficulty in swallowing. It is also possible that you may be able to cough up whitish curds that are part of these patches located in your esophagus.