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Could a throat culture detect cancer?

Could a throat culture detect cancer?

No: I don't see how it could, other than the person doing the swab noticing something suspicious during the procedure. ...Read more

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Nasopharynx cancer, what to do?

Nasopharynx cancer, what to do?

Get treatment!: I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You should get treatment at a center that has specialists for head and neck cancer, typically an academic hospital. Fortunately, you live in Boston and there are several options. ...Read more

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Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer of te nasopharynx- the uppermost of the pharynx bordered by the nasal cavity anteriorly, base of skull superiorly, eustacian tube laterally, soft palate inferiorly. Due to its location in close proximity to the base of skull/cavernous sinus, nasopharyngeal cancer is not typically managed with surgical resection, and requires chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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Sore throat/slightly blocked nose/headache. Throat culture says: Streptoccus viridans (moderate growth), no pathogenic organisms found. what to do?

Sore throat/slightly blocked nose/headache. Throat culture says: Streptoccus viridans (moderate growth), no pathogenic organisms found. what to do?

Symptomatic Tx: Streptococcus viridans is one of the normal flora organism in the mouth, these symptoms are likely secondary to viral infection and symptomatic over the counter medications may help or see your physician ...Read more

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history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

 history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more

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Difference in collecting specimen for fungal cultures and bacterial cultures?

Difference in collecting specimen for fungal cultures and bacterial cultures?

Similar: In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both. Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. With fungal cultures the growth media used can often help avoid bacterial contamination. Either way the process is pretty simple even if a blood culture may be involved. ...Read more

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Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year. All tests negative Nil tonsils Throat cultures clean Nil Epstein-Barr Strep Thrush Herpes Etc Help please?

Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year.
All tests negative
Nil tonsils
Throat cultures clean
Nil Epstein-Barr
Strep
Thrush
Herpes
Etc

Help please?

Allergy related: Probably this is "cobblestoning," which is the finding of streaks of lymphoid tissue on the posterior pharynx (back of the throat). It's caused by chronic allergy type symptoms. A doctor should be able to confirm that with a look in the back of the throat. If your allergies are bad, there are various treatments that may help, such as antihistamines or even immunotherapy. Try an allergist if needed ...Read more

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Does bacteria Pseudomonas Fluorescens found in culture of expressed prostatic fluid require antibiotics for chronic prostatitis?My doctor says no.

Does bacteria Pseudomonas Fluorescens found in culture of expressed prostatic fluid require antibiotics for chronic prostatitis?My doctor says no.

Only if symptomatic: Finding bacteria by itself is not a reason for treatment. However, if you are having symptoms (Pain, burning, fever, drainage) then it should be treated ...Read more

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How would infection in nasal passages and pharynx spread?

How would infection in nasal passages and pharynx spread?

Rhinitis Pharyngitis: Infections of the nasal passages, sinuses and pharynx can spread to other areas of the body when the germs find their way into the blood stream (mostly) or though the lymphatic system. Infections of the roof of the sinuses and the middle ear can spread directly into the brain. ...Read more

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What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

What is nasophayrnx nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Uncommon: This is a cancer that has arisen from the epithelium of the back part of your nasal passages, either from the flat protective cells (squamous) or the glandular cells (adenocarcinoma). Unlike oral cancers, which are usually related to tobacco, the causes of these cancers after often unknown. ...Read more

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What would this mean in MRI findings - Enlarged nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal tonsillar fossa lymphoid tissues. Reactive lymph nodes in the ne?

What would this mean in MRI findings -   Enlarged nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal tonsillar fossa lymphoid 	  tissues. Reactive lymph nodes in the ne?

Evaluation: Most probably that you have enlarged tonsils and adenoid tissue. You need a head and neck exam by an ENT with the MRI in order to get the correct diagnosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis? All major std negative. Urine culture shows staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Can staphylococcus haemolyticus cause prostatitis?

All major std negative. Urine culture shows  staphylococcus haemolyticus. Prostatitis?

Prostatitis: Staph species can cause prostatitis but they are rare. If you are having symptoms consistent with prostate infection and your urine is positive for Staph, then undergo treatment as recommended by your doctor and likely your symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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Urinalysis culture? 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL of Mixed nonuropathogenic Gram positive flora. May represent colonizers from external and internal genitalia?

Urinalysis culture? 10,000-50,000 CFU/mL of Mixed nonuropathogenic Gram positive flora. May represent colonizers from external and internal genitalia?

Bacteruria: Why was the sample taken? If you have no symptoms of a UTI such as burning with urination or frequency then don`t worry about it. That small amount of gram positive organisms is likely colonizers of skin and not a real infection. ...Read more

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Positive strep throat culture, is floxacin an antibiotic for this?

Positive strep throat culture, is floxacin an antibiotic for this?

Not one I would use: This class of drugs have a broad range of effects against many types of germs but i find no listing for strep throat..It is not used in kids and rarely used in most simple infections. Since strep is universally sensitive to the penicillins, and other inexpensive medications, it is one i would never use for strep throat. ...Read more

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My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, i've white coating on tongue?

My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, i've white coating on tongue?

Possible fungal...: Overgrowth. If you have cultures, you are probably already on an antibiotic for something. S. Viridens is a common oral bacteria that we all have on some level. Yours may be higher than normal but the white on your tongue could be candidiasis from a lack of "regular" bacteria that keep it down. Try 1/2 hydrogen peroxide/ 1/2 or mouthwash, brush your tongue, if no luck see a dr. May need nystatin. ...Read more

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How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read more

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Antibiotics for throat infection?

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Antibiotics for throat infection?

Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can ampicillin clear up strep throat?

Can ampicillin clear up strep throat?

Yes: Better than 99% cure rate for strep with ampicillin.Not used as much because it needs to be given more frequently than amoxicillin. But is still a good choice! ...Read more

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