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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


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Do oral sex cause sore throat?

Do oral sex cause sore throat?

Oral Sex: Yes, only if there is an infection involved or trauma to the back of the throat during the encounter. ...Read more

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Can oral sex cause strep throat?

Can oral sex cause strep throat?

Rarely: Other stds are much more likely. Strep (group a) can cause vaginitis or perianal infections sometimes, so transfer to throat is possible. ...Read more

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If you had strep throat and oral kissing or oral sex occurs could strep throat get transmitted?

If you had strep throat and oral kissing or oral sex occurs could strep throat get transmitted?

Sure can!: Bacteria are great space invaders if given the opportunity from mouth to mouth. Mouth to genitals will not give your vagina "strep" throat as it is a different "orifice". Alpha streptococcus is commonly found in the vagina and beta strep is the pathogen for strep throat. ...Read more

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Sore throat stuffy nose sneezing a oral, std?

Sore throat stuffy nose sneezing a oral, std?

hard to say: Sounds more like a cold, however, something is making you feel that you might have been exposed and for that reason you should see your dr as soon as you can for confirmation. ...Read more

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Sore throat with lump on tonsil std?

Sore throat with lump on tonsil std?

STDs: Anything is possible but this would be an unusual presentation of an std. My advice is that if you fell you may have been exposed the best thing to do is see a doctor and be thoroughly tested for all relevant stds. ...Read more

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I'd anal unprotected sex with a HIV negative men,after i get white tongue sore throat fever n tired,am i infected HIV or anyother sexual disease?

I'd anal unprotected sex with a HIV negative men,after i get white tongue sore throat fever n tired,am i infected HIV or anyother sexual disease?

Should get checked: The problem in the world is that not everyone is truthful-- how do we know for sure your partner was negative? I am concerned you have a pharyngitis but it could be one of any number of infections. Acute HIV can look just like "a sore throat" so I hope u can see a doc. Of course you could just have mono, Strep or another virus but testing for HIV is very important. Your doc can sort it out I hope ...Read more

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Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Is strep throat a symptom of HIV? M-M contact. No penetration. Possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. Tested + for strep throat

Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely. ...Read more

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Can rough oral sex cause a sore throat?

Can rough oral sex cause a sore throat?

Yes: It will give you infections......Gonococcos, chlamydia, shyphilis, hpv, herpes ........Which can present as sore throat. Mechanical injury and sperm allergy also possible. ...Read more

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Could I have an std? Sore throat. Inflamed uvula. Coughing. Didn't have unprotected sex. Worried

Could I have an std? Sore throat. Inflamed uvula. Coughing. Didn't have unprotected sex. Worried

Many things possible: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). "Unprotected sex" means different things to different people. ...Read more

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STD cause drainage in throat? Days after sex got sore w red bumps back of throat still there 3 months later. Strep/mono/std neg. spitting lots phlegm

STD cause drainage in throat? Days after sex got sore w red bumps back of throat still there 3 months later. Strep/mono/std neg. spitting lots phlegm

Asked and Answered: First, has a physician examined you and confirmed that you do have red abnormal anatomy or 'spots' on the back of your throat? Second, there is no STD that causes your symptoms lasting for three months and you have been told this repeatedly. Third, this situation will not be solved on the internet. If your physician is not helping you in person you need a new physician. Perhaps an ENT or allergie ...Read more

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Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read more

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Past month had sore with red bumps back of throat, white tongue, swollen tonsils. Strep=neg. Occured days after sex w another guy. Coincidental? Std?

Past month had sore with red bumps back of throat, white tongue, swollen tonsils. Strep=neg. Occured days after sex w another guy. Coincidental? Std?

Seasonal flu : Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If concerned, see your pcp. ...Read more

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24male. Unprotected vaginal sex 35 days ago. Severe sore throat 21 days after sex. Headaches, light pain at lymph nodes, fatigue. Hiv? Mono? Suicide?

24male. Unprotected vaginal sex 35 days ago. Severe sore throat 21 days after sex. Headaches, light pain at lymph nodes, fatigue. Hiv? Mono? Suicide?

See doctor ASAP: You may need treatment for a sexually transmitted disease. Your physician can check you for such conditions and provide treatment. If you are suicidal for this or any other reason, see your doctor now, go to an emergency room, or call 911. ...Read more

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3 Days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. D4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. D5 sore throat, lymphs smaller. No congestion. Flu or strep?

3 Days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. D4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. D5 sore throat, lymphs smaller.  No congestion.  Flu or strep?

Throat infection: The flu season is not at this time. It could be a viral illness though (just not the "flu"). With the duration, and a fever of 102, with persistent lymph nodes, I would get checked for possible bacterial infection (such as strep) as you may require an antibiotic. Best wishes. ...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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Can gonorrhea cause a sore throat if you didn't do oral sex?

Can gonorrhea cause a sore throat if you didn't do oral sex?

No: It is possible to get gonorrhea infections in the throat but not unless oral sex took place. ...Read more

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Can gonorrhea cause a sore throat if you didn't have oral sex?

Can gonorrhea cause a sore throat if you didn't have oral sex?

No: No, but gonorrhea can cause systemic symptoms, most especially gonococcal arthritis. If you have a persistent sore throat it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had oral sex for the first time with a very experienced guy and now I have a sore throat could I have gonorrhea?

I had oral sex for the first time with a very experienced guy and now I have a sore throat could I have gonorrhea?

Probably not : I assume it was fairly recent and gonorrhea would not show up immediately. Most likely you have traumatized your throat. You should be more in control of depth and speed and not let the guy force you or be rough. Gargle with warm salt water and avoid additional trauma and if your throat does not feel better in a few days than see a doctor. Also, you should be tested for stds on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Awaiting tests, but today I noticed sore throat when I swallow. Performed oral sex on woman 7 days ago and unprotected sex. No other symptoms. If it's oral gonorrhea, does the soreness get worse? What are characteristics of sore throat? Come and go?

Awaiting tests, but today I noticed sore throat when I swallow. Performed oral sex on woman 7 days ago and unprotected sex. No other symptoms. If it's oral gonorrhea, does the soreness get worse? What are characteristics of sore throat? Come and go?

Usually no symptoms: Oral gonorrhea almost always (95% of the time) is asymptomatic, with no sore throat at all. On the infrequent occasions it causes symptoms, they would not come and go. Also, cunnilingus -- oral-vaginal contact -- rarely transmits gonorrhea or other STDs. Most likely your symptoms have nothing to do with that exposure. But see a doctor if symptoms continue or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I engaged in both oral and vaginal sex and have a sore throat and yellow tongue. Safe to say no genital symptoms means it's not oral gonorrhea?

I engaged in both oral and vaginal sex and have a sore throat and yellow tongue. Safe to say no genital symptoms means it's not oral gonorrhea?

Can't be sure: The only way to be sure if this is gonorrhea is being tested. You could be exposed in more than one area and only be symptomatic in one. If you suspect any std, your partner should be evaluated/treated as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you get gonorrhea and a sore throat, is it also in there and does it go away quickly?

If you get gonorrhea and a sore throat, is it also in there and does it go away quickly?

With treatment yes: Oral sex can lead to throat gonorrhea. You must get treated. See your gyn or STI clinic asap. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly: Gonorrhea can unfortunately also be in the throat if your partner also performed oral sex as well on you. He might want to have throat cultured to be sure but he should definitely be treated as well. ...Read more

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I've notice d red bumps on back wall of throat. I've had a sore throat since Friday. Afraid about oral gonorrhea. Red bumps. Could it be?

I've notice d red bumps on back wall of throat. I've had a sore throat since Friday. Afraid about oral gonorrhea. Red bumps. Could it be?

Yes : you may have made your own diagnosis. The way to confirm or rule it out is to get a swab culture, and this is a doctor's office. There are Public Health Service stations and community clinics that can deal with this efficiently. ...Read more

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I tested negative for gonorrhea and I'm having a sore throat every morning and eye pain in both. Is it possible it can be in my throat & eyes?

I tested negative for gonorrhea and I'm having a sore throat every morning and eye pain in both. Is it possible it can be in my throat & eyes?

Gonorrhea can live..: ....anywhere it contacts. If partner is or was positive for gonorrhea at the time you had relations with him and if your exposure to his semen was orally or ocularly then, it is possible to have been infected. I'm skeptical with the symptoms you pose. and time since exposure should be a factor here. Not hard to verify though. More questions? Write me @: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I really need help I have sore throat with yellow streaks for weeks I tested negative for strep,mono,syphilis,gonnorhea.What do you think I have?

I really need help I have sore throat with yellow streaks for weeks I tested negative for strep,mono,syphilis,gonnorhea.What do you think I have?

Allergy?: Such a long lasting problem, with all those negative tests, probably is more likely to be an allergy of some sort, rather than infection. Discuss that possibility with your doctor; or perhaps ask for referral to an otolaryngologist (ENT). Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering if there's any truth to the rumor that giving oral sex to a male can give someone a sore throat/raspy voice.

I'm just wondering if there's any truth to the rumor that giving oral sex to a male can give someone a sore throat/raspy voice.

Fellatio: Under normal circumstances this should not happen, unless of course he is so overcome with the excellence of the oral sex that he cannot express his gratitude appropriately. Unless something very unusual has occurred this should not occur. ...Read more

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What would cause a sore throat and feeling like you're getting a cold but that feeling is gone the next morning..... After oral sex ?

What would cause a sore throat and feeling like you're getting a cold but that feeling is gone the next morning..... After oral sex ?

Sore throat: Throat is sore likely due to post nasal drip. Try some Flonase in the nose 2 times a day. May also be reflux but try the Flonase first. May want to try some chloroseptic anesthetic throat spray for the throat when it hurts Unlikely related to oral sex. ...Read more

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When I have oral sex I have been getting a sore throat that It is with the same guy. the first time it happened I got tested..im paranoid. What is it?

When I have oral sex I have been getting a sore throat that It is with the same guy. the first time it happened I got tested..im paranoid. What is it?

What were results: Of the original "testing"? What were you tested for? You should be tested for all STDS, particularly if oral is is without barrier prophylactic (condom/dental dam). If original tests negative, be sure ALL STD testing was done & consider asking ur partner to receive same. Then discuss safe sex, including oral sex with ur doc! Ur worth it! At the same time, could just be dry throat, but safety 1st! ...Read more

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I did unprotected oral sex, now I have a sore throat. What could be wrong?

I did unprotected oral sex, now I have a sore throat. What could be wrong?

Deep penetration: Could be that soft palate was bruised or irritated during performance. Advise medical visit if not resolved soon. ...Read more

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I had protected sex yesterday and today I have a sore throat, head, back and inner thighs, is this a coincidence or could something be wrong with me?

I had protected sex yesterday and today I have a sore throat, head, back and inner thighs, is this a coincidence or could something be wrong with me?

No STD. Exercise?: No STD or other infection can cause symptoms in under a day. Maybe muscle aching due to vigorous sex or new position(s)? Sore throat sometimes can result from vigorously performing oral sex. But if it's an infection, STDs don't cause such symptoms; it sounds like a cold or something similar probably acquired at least a day or two before the sexual exposure. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I had oral sex 2 nights ago and kissed a couple of people and now I have a sore throat gonorrhoea or streps?

Good Question: It could be either or neither. I think the best thing for you to do is go see a doctor, tell them what happened and get tested. You could have anything from Strep, to a virus to herpes. ...Read more

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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more