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A 25-year-old female asked:

My throat has been dry and a bit sore for 2 weeks. slight blood in the mornings. it started after unprotected, rough oral sex. i'm worried i might have caught an std/throat cancer? it's dry/bit sore.

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Get tested: If you have had unprotected oral sex, then there is a real possibility of a STD. You should definitely be tested. Don't worry about throat cancer which is extremely unlikely in a woman your age. It is most likely related to the sex, but even very rough oral sex should not cause soreness that lasts for 2 weeks. Get checked, get treatment if needed, feel safe, protect yourself in the future.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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