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does having a lot of mucus in throat mean cancer

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hammer
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't full ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer unlikely: You may gargle with wart salty water. If that does not help, you may consider getting a blood test for a mild form of cystic fibrosis. Cancer is unlik ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Respiratory illness: It definitely sounds like you have a respiratory illness with sputum production. If you have fevers, you should definitely go in to see the doctor.Flu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat: If you are not sick, may be a sign of silent acid reflux or LPR, less likely allergic or from your lungs. You can try taking an OTC antacid.. If thats ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can recheck: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irri ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See ENT: I recommend that you consult an ENT specialist to find out what's wrong with your throat.
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Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
How : How do you know you are allergic? If the exposure is alot, medication may not help. There may be other issues going on causing your symptoms. Have you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: The throat is a vague area to describe for most people. It is that place or those places from the back of the nose all the way down the throat until t ... Read More
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Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
18 years experience Medical Oncology
Very common: It is very common to have little mucus in your throat or dryness. This is a side effect from the radiation and it takes a very long time to get better ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible nasopharyng: You either have chronic sinus infection or chronic infection above and behind the palate. Unlikely to be from dirt or dust being swept from nose into ... Read More

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