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A 19-year-old female asked:

Second opinion red throat for 7 days not too sore gums bleeding do i have mouth cancer i'm so anxious?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
See a doctor: It is unlikely you have oral cancer at such a young age. Regardless, seven days of a sore throat needs to be evaluated by a physician. Gingivitis is a common cause of bleeding gums. See your doctor!
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
2 separate problems: These problems should be managed by your PCP and your dentist. 1. Sore, bleeding gum is common but usually can be resolved by visiting the dentist. 2. Red throat should be addressed by your PCP. See your PCP and dentist for diagnostic and treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Rare for age: Rare. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing.

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