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Simpsonville, SC
A 22-year-old male asked:

Sides of throat hurt whn i touch or turn my head no pain swallowing or cough. jst started ths mornin? no fever lymphoma? throat cancer? thyroid normal

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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 31 years experience
Not likely cancer: It came on too fast, and cancer is rarely painful to start off with. See doctor to determine if its tender lymph nodes, muscle strain, or pain along carotid artery (carotidynia).
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Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
Unlikely: Lymphoma usually doesn't hurt. What you describe is not very specific but it could be an infectious origin. Trauma is also possible. The only way to tell for sure is to see your physician for a clinical examination.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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