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A 20-year-old female asked:

20 years old female, smoking and drinking for a year.i have sore throat and small little ball, like the one you get from hpv throat cancer.

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Throat: Your question can only be answered by having an examination. See your doctor or an ENT for an exam asap.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
SEE your doctor: A sore throat is pain and irritation of the throat that often precipitates when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat is a viral infection that resolves on its own with at-home care. Drink water and get a good rest. You can use otc cold medication. If your pain is not improving after 7 days, see your pcp for evaluation and treatment.

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Last updated Apr 19, 2018

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