I have been having a funny scratchy feeling in the back of my throat when I swallow for about a month now. Today, my throat was feeling kind of sore, so I looked in the mirror and said ahhhhh and I seen one white patch on each side of my throat right where my tonsils are. They appear a bit swollen. My throat is not red, but the weird thing is, when I swallowed a piece of cornbread, it felt like something dislodged and I had to swallow extra hard to get it down. When I looked in the mirror again, the right side was gone! What I mean is, the place where it was swollen and the white patch appear to have broken off. Now only the left side remains. I looked online and I saw mono and some other cancerous pictures that looked similar to it. I don't smoke, so it's unlikely to be cancer. I know we aren't supposed to get medical advice, so I just want to know what any of you nurses THINK it is. I'm going to the ER tomorrow or the DR. office Monday.