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Do I have strep or pharyngitis? I have checked for redness and white spots on my throat, but it seems like a subtle redness. How obvious is strep?

Do I have strep or pharyngitis? I have checked for redness and white spots on my throat, but it seems like a subtle redness. How obvious is strep?

It is not always: Obvious. The beefy red, enlarged tonsils with purulent exudates and swollen lymph nodes don't always occur. A strep throat test/ culture will allow you to know for sure. ...Read more

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Biopsy: might be lichen sclerosis. ObGyn is in doubt. Symptoms: severe burning redness lots of small veigns no white spots no scarring. Diff diagn?

Biopsy: might be lichen sclerosis. ObGyn is in doubt. Symptoms: severe burning redness lots of small veigns no white spots no scarring. Diff diagn?

You got your dx: If your biopsy sample was representative of the worst part of the affected area then you got your definitive dx; if your gynecologist doubts it he can discuss with the pathologist and ask for a review or second opinion ...Read more

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Could I have mono or strep? Doctor says pharyngitis. Have some white spots/redness. Have had both in past. Rapid strep test said - not tested for mono

Could I have mono or strep? Doctor says pharyngitis. Have some white spots/redness. Have had both in past. Rapid strep test said - not tested for mono

Many causes: There are many different potential causes for sore throats. While strep throat and mono are two of the most famous causes, there are many other more common viral (and some less common bacterial) infections which can cause sore throat. If your symptoms do not improve within the next few days or if it becomes increasingly difficult to swallow then you need to see a doctor for follow-up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when i swallow. Checked it out, dont see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when i swallow. Checked it out, dont see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Viral pharyngitis?: By far the most common cause of sore throat is viral pharyngitis and I see no reason to suspect anything else. If it gets especially severe or if you develop high fever, see a doctor. Otherwise just tough it out without worry. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of

I have white spots on my right tonsil that come and go. No redness, no sore throat. Can this be caused by my post nasal drip? Or is this a sign of

Tonsil Stones: Likely tonsilloliths. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tonsil-stones-tonsilloliths-treatment-and-prevention#1 See ENT doc to confirm diagnosis. If diagnosis confirmed, no treatment indicated. ...Read more