It is quite likely that you are having issues with your tonsils. To confirm this, of course, you will need to see an ear-nose-and throat doctor
), but your primary care doctor
would also be able to provide you with some guidance after examining these globules.
Before we say for certain that it is your tonsils, however, there are some questions and answers that would make us more sure in our initial impression of what is happening. Do you have bad breath, or feel that you have this often? Have you had multiple sore throats in the past? If the answer is yes to either, then you are possibly having food particles collect in the crypts (small pits) of your tonsils (provided that you still have your tonsils. If you don't have them, we'll need to come up with another idea). Some people have large pits in their tonsils (the sides of the back of your throat), and food gets stuck in them. They stink, can be hard, and can be removed with a q tip or your finger. Your story is pretty normal for that sort of problem. There are other possibilities as well, but you should see a physician to see what is happening, as you could alternatively be having issues with post nasal drip, or even another condition altogether different. Nothing (not even the internet!) replaces a personal visit to your doctor.