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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hammer
32 years experience in 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Phelgm in throat: You are young for throat cancer unless you chewed a lot of betel nuts. More likely you have sinusitis, allergies with phelgm could try Zyrtec (cetiri ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
Nope.: Tonsillitis. Antibioitic if strep throat. May need tonsillectomy. See an ent doctor.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how l ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily.: Throat cancer usually is curable with radiation therapy (and sometimes chemo at the same time, occasionally surgery). It is important to be treated a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience in Radiology
See your doctor: Chronic sore throat may be related to a number of reasons, including reflux (GERD) and allergies. You should see your doctor to see if you can be test ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
It could be many: Things . To mention few , postnasal drip , upper respiratory infection . If the symptom gets worse and become persistent , see your doc. If it is easi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. A ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Possibilities include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. Shortness of breath is a serious symptom that always re ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Infection: A cough that is productive of discolored sputum is consistent with a lower respiratory infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Alternatively, signifi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Secondary bacterial: infection and may need antibiotic. You need to see your doctor especially because of the blood
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Some throat cancers are linked to HPV but unlike cancer of the cervix, the relationship is soft and nobody's recommending condoms for people who kiss. ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Sore throat: In these situations it is best to see a physician as soon as possible. The likelihood is that you have a bacterial infection. Under such conditions th ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Sounds like bronchitis with some pleuritis possibly. If have been on antibiotics and no relief u may require a different kind. Other option is to see ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
See your doctor: It may just be a viral process, but if fever is high could be strep. See your doctor who can check it out.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Possible, but...: ...It's more likely a cold or flu virus. See your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip.. Allergy medica ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Unless you also suffer from shortness of breath or chest pains.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be assessed: You have many symptoms of a virus or flu but should be examined to make sure you are not presenting with pneumonia or sinus disease. Hope you feel bet ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nickolas Soumelidis
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Dehydration: dehydration can cause this symptoms,anxiety may also be a reason,suggest you see a doctor for a full physical and blood work
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