Hi! Thanks for your question on this forum. Yes, as you said, a bony lump like feeling can be a normal
anatomical variation. Normally in this position at the back of the throat one can find masses like cyst,
ganglion or cancers. Only cancer can present as an irregular hard lump. Also it is possible that there is no
lump and what you feel is a normal posterior wall of throat. Repeated irritation as in post nasal drip,
allergies, recurrent sinusitis, GERD can also cause hardening of the posterior pharyngeal wall. You have this
problem hence this is the most likely diagnosis. Please consult an ENT specialist who can examine the back of
throat with a scope and give a more confirmed diagnosis. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this
stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!