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Sore throat, mouth ulcers, spots on roofof mouth, losing voice, sore to swallow but no fever?

Sore throat, mouth ulcers, spots on roofof mouth, losing voice, sore to swallow but no fever?

Viral pharyngitis: Viral illnesses will frequently cause mouth ulcers, and the fever is low grade. These are usually short course of illness, less than two weeks. The main other thing to rule out is sexually transmitted disease. Steroids are sometimes used to help with the discomfort, and it might not hurt to be tested for strep throat. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Swollen lymph nodes, sores in mouth, and stomach pain; viral or bacterial?

Swollen lymph nodes, sores in mouth, and stomach pain; viral or bacterial?

Cannot tell: Sounds viral, but making a diagnosis like this without a detailed history and physical exam is difficult if not impossible. Suggest you see your family physician. ...Read more

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Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Discomfort in throat (not really sore,) looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypt, red throat, swollen tonsils, swollen/painful lymph nodes?

Cryptic Tonsils: You have what are called cryptic tonsils. They have folds and holes in them that food particles get stuck in. You can gargle deeply or use a water pick to help get the particles out, but ultimately the treatment is to remove the tonsils. This is done if they are constantly or recurrently inflamed or infected, if one has severe bad breath. ...Read more

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Throat cancer a cause for painful sores in mouth?

Throat cancer a cause for painful sores in mouth?

It can be,: But don't think you have throat cancer because you have oral ulcers. The most common ulcers are benign. If you are concerned, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Persistent reoccurring sometimes painful mouth ulcer/bump located at inner roof of mouth?

Persistent reoccurring sometimes painful mouth ulcer/bump located at inner roof of mouth?

Many reasons: Have an examination with a dentist. Someone with oral medicine experience would be a good bet. ...Read more

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Can canker sores in throat and mouth cause severe pain difficulty eating and swollen lymph nodes?

Can canker sores in throat and mouth cause severe pain difficulty eating and swollen lymph nodes?

Canker sores: Canker sores, known as aphthous stomatitis, can be caused by a virus, which may be why the lymph nodes in your neck are swollen. This is the body's response to infection. They can be very painful and take up to 10 days to resolve. A solution of benadryl (diphenhydramine) and viscous lidocaine (rinsed and spit out) will decrease the pain. Topical anesthetics may help as well. See your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Sore throat, bright red throat and tonsils, swollen tonsils, looks like tonsil stones in deep tonsillar crypts, swollen lymph nodes. Go to doctor?

Yep: New onset sore throat, with redness, discolored patches needs to be evaluated for strep throat. If a rapid strep test is negative, ask for a throat culture, Since 1 to 3 out of 10 rapid strep tests have false negatives & strep is missed. As long as strep is treated within 10 days the risk of acquiring rheumatic fever is minimal. So go to an UC today or see doc tomorrow. Now if had for 10 days. ...Read more

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Can tonsil stones/tonsilloliths cause a sore throat?

Related: Tonsilloliths are white spots on the tonsils located in the natural crypts or indentations like a golf ball has. They are calcifications and can cause bad breath and swallowing issues, and be associated with a sore throat and tonsillitis. ...Read more

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Do apthous ulcers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Do apthous ulcers cause swollen lymph nodes?

Swollen lymph nodes: Apthous ulcers would not cause swollen lymph nodes but can occur in conjunction with another problem. The ulcers are thought to occur due to stress and the swollen lymph nodes can be a sign that you are fighting off something else. A visit to your physician is recommended in this case. ...Read more

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Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

Viral pharyngitis and ulcers on tonsils reasons for tonsillectomy?

Depend how often: If you have only had one episode then that is no reason to have your tonsils out. Typically this is what i'm thinking about taking out tonsils for infection we use the following: seven infections in one year or four infections a year for two years or three infections a year for three years. Of course if you have airway blockage because your tonsils are so big or chronic discharge that can cause opinions about tonsillectomy to change. ...Read more

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Help! could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

Help! could strep throat causes sores tongue and mouth?

See doctor for strep: Strep can cause a sore throat and mouth. Virus can also cause pain and sores. If you think you have strep it is very important to see a doctor and get it treated asap. Strep is contagious and can cause serious infections. ...Read more

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What stds can cause painful swallowing and mouth ulcers?

What stds can cause painful swallowing and mouth ulcers?

I would say herpes: and hiv can cause mouth ulcers and painful swallowing , gonorrhea can cause painful swallowing. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Upper scope after getting nurofen stuck in throat. Abrasions in throat and tiny ulcer found in stomach. Biopsy of ulcer done. Scared of stomach cancer. Gerd but scope last April clr with pilori neg?

Upper scope after getting nurofen stuck in throat. Abrasions in throat and tiny ulcer found in stomach. Biopsy of ulcer done. Scared of stomach cancer.  Gerd but scope last April clr with pilori neg?

Stomach Cancer..why?: Sounds like you had ' Pill Esophigitis' and minor case of gastritis. There appears to be no reason for FEAR. what makes of scared of Stomach Cancer. Stomach Cancer is rare in the WEST. More common in Japan. Yes, do consider colonscopy screen for colon cancer after age 50. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more