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is the black spot on my throat behind my tonsils a cancer spot

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Get in to see a Dr.: Infections are either viral related and/or bacterial in nature. You should see a dr. To get a good clinical exam and determine what best course of tr ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Strep throat: You could have a bacterial (strep) or viral infection of the throat and tonsils. You should get checked out by a doctor tomorrow.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
?????????????: Even well trained physicians have difficulty separating a nasty mono or viral throat from strep A without a confirmatory test. Tonsil tissue can reta ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You should stop using to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
Very unlikely: Go see your doctor for an exam. Tonsil cancers are generally painless, often difficult to see by eye, and begin appearing usually in the 30s in non-s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Tongue lesion: Needs to be assess in person to get an accurate diagnosis. There are many causes of tongue lesions such as fungal and viral. Tobacco users are at an ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: Go to your phusician and get examined. Your question cannot be answered here.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
33 years experience Dentistry
Have it checked out: May be something as serious as an abscesses tooth to as minor as a plugged minor salivary gland. Be safe and have it checked soon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be an EPULIS: a benign growth of "giant cells" Check with your Dentist who can refer you if necessary! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Spot on Breast: The only way to tell is to see it and possibly biopsy it. Please see a doctor for evaluation.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Difficult: It is difficult to comment on something that cannot be seen or felt. Your best action is to have a dentist take a look and see. It could be normal o ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tonsil inflammation: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see Dr & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Lymph node?: Are you sure it is a cold sore? You can get an inflamed lymph node from acute herpes. If you have recurring herpes, a valacyclovir [acyclovir] pill at ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Follicle or cyst ?: This may represent a plugged hair follicle or possibly a sebaceous cyst. Material can build up under the skin and can become red/swollen like describe ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aoki answered
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See below: Inclusion cysts are common in earlobe. Occasionally they get infected. See ENT doctor for treatment.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Throat lesion: Without seeing this and perhaps culturing it if it seems appropriate after exam there is no way of diagnosing or determining whether treatment is indi ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: In order to answer your question, a dermatologist would need to examine your mother. If you are worried, I suggest you make an appointment with a derm ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsillitis: Please see your health care provider to get some antibiotics and then possibly much later if there is frequent recurrence be considered for tonsillect ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Exam: You may have a corneal infiltrate due to something that irritated the cornea. The white color is due to white blood cells, but as this inflammatory pr ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral pharyngitis: is the white spot like an ulcer. Like a canker sore and hurts? Sometimes viruses can cause painful tonsils. See your Primary care doctor or an ENT ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not normal: Not normal. See an ENT doc for exam.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Trajko Bojadzievski
Specializes in Endocrinology
Wart: It sounds like you may have a wart. Warts are often located in the feet and/or hands. They are painful if pressure is exerted on them (especialy while ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bumps from PND: When you have postnasal drip, the drainage goes via lllymphatics to the back of the throat. Those bumps are simply organized tiny tonsils to stop the ... Read More
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