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Could A Sore Throat Be A Sign Of Pregnancy
Not a pregnancy sx: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
What is "it"?: Sorry, but I'm not clear as to what you're referring to as "it". Late or missing period is one of earliest signs of pregnancy. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/in-depth/symptoms-of-pregnancy/art-20043853, http://www.webmd.com/baby/features/8-early-signs-of-pregnancy & http://www.parenting.com/gallery/early-signs-of-pregnancy for more info. Take home preg test ...Read more
Yes: There is significant additional congestion (additional blood flow) in the uterus just before the onset of a period. There can be as much as a 30% difference in volume, especially if the uterus contains benign smooth muscle tumors known as fibroids. These tumors depend on estrogen and are very common. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more
No: The idea of a superbug is one that is resistant to many standard antibiotics. Although it sounds scary, the symptoms often are similar to those of 'regular' bugs. Therefore a sore throat would not be unique to a superbug and is more likely to be due to more common infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Yes: If your baby's belly appears larger than normal, they should be examined right away. If they are fussy, the swelling could be a sign of infection or blockage. If not fussy, it could be due to a growth or mass. It could also be due to a less serious but more common condition such as constipation or gas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sort of: I would think of it more that it can be a complication of pregnancy. We don't usually diagnose pregancy because you are having chest pain. That said, various conditions related to the pregnancy could cause chest pain. Pressure from below the diaphraghm can result in various types of chest pain.. The breasts can enlarge and pull downward on the chest. Gi problems related to pregnancy can cause cp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check for strep: One key thing not to miss for a new sore throat with lymph node swelling is strep throat. It can present without fever or white patches, especially in adults. It will go away without treatment, but then you may develop rheumatic heart disease or other complications if it is not treated within 10 days from the start of symptoms. So get a rapid strep test (70-90% acc.) and/or culture (100% accurate ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a sore throat be a sign of bacterial meningitis ? Doctor just looked at my throat and gave me an antibiotic.
I have frequent sore throats am not sure if its tonsils or sore throat. But every 4 months(on average) could this be a sign of anything?Can it end?
Recurrent pharyngiti: This can simply be multiple infections from frequent exposure. Are you a school teacher? Do you have school age kids? Unlikely that there is an underlying issue, but if you question your immune status you might want to see a doctor and be tested. Suspect, however, that this will improve with time. Good luck. ...Read more
I got diagnosed a week ago with gonorrhea and got treated. My fiance is going to get treated. But right now he is having a sore throat is that a sign?
Probably not: The large majority of oral gonorreha is entirely asymptomatic. It's more likely his sore throat is due to something else, like a cold etc. Also, gonorrhea is very rarely transmitted to the mouth/throat by either kissing or oral sex sex. Of course he should be treated regardless of what symptoms he has, but the sore throat probably has nothing to do with this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms of a sore : Throat may vary depending on the cause. Signs and symptoms may include.Pain or a scratchy sensation , pain that worsens with swallowing or talking, dry throat sore, swollen glands in your neck or jaw swollen, red tonsils.White patches or pus on your tonsils.Hoarse .Refusal to eat (infants and toddlers)• fever chill cough runny nose sneezingbody aches headache nausea or vomiting. ...Read more
Will strep test show positive at first sign of sore throat? symptoms started less than 24 hrs ago, got tested, nurse said test negative. I often get strep.
The rapid strep test: Can be falsely negative 30% of the time, meaning you have the disease but the rapid test failed to pick it up. That is why many docs will send a culture. But even so, if you know you were exposed to another person who tested positive for strep pharyngitis, the guidelines say to treat regardless of what the rapid test shows. In that case many elect not to send a culture because it doesn't affect Tx ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for the past three days with no other symptoms. There are no white spots or signs of strep throat. What should I do?
Hiv test neg 1mth ago but still sore throat off/on for 3mths mucus always in throat can this still be a sign of hiv? Not having any other symptoms
Not necessarily: The value of a negative HIV test depends on when testing was done in reference to possible exposure history. Recurrent sore throat with mucus could be due to a number of causes including chronic sinusitis, allergies with associated post nasal drip, reflux, tumors, or simply recurrent viral and or bacterial infections. So, there are many other conditions that can lead to the symptoms described. ...Read more
Maybe: Often a viral infection starts by invading the back of the throat behind your nose (nasopharynx). ...Read more
Is it normal to have white patches (especially on the sides) in the throat or is this a sign of a sore throat?
White patches: Not normal , it could be tonsillitis, strep throat , mono, oral thrush. Your doctor will ask about your other symptoms and will likely run a swab over the white spots on your tonsils. Your test results will help your doctor determine which medication, if any, is best suited to treat your condition. ...Read more
I wake up every morning with a dry and sore throat and often choke on water. Is this a sign of throat cancer.
Not my first thought: You may be a mouth-breather at night. Perhaps you have nasal congestion from seasonal allergies. That would be my first thing to address. Maintain your recommended medications for this if it applies. Perhaps you should visit with an allergist or an ENT or your primary care physician to see if you need assistance with nasal congestion. As far as the choking on water, I am not as familiar with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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