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Symptoms: Sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, no other cold symptoms. Occurred twice in the past 3 months. Goes away after a week or two. ?

Symptoms: Sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, no other cold symptoms. Occurred twice in the past 3 months. Goes away after a week or two. ?

Strep or mono: strep vs mono are the 2 most likely reasons. really important to have your doctor take a look and maybe get a swab for strep, or a mono test. if those are negative, then your doctor will have to dive deeper for a reason ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat : You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection(s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in my throat. It is very hard to swallow, but not to the point of choking or my airway being blocked. Pain on the left.

I have swollen glands in my throat. It is very hard to swallow, but not to the point of choking or my airway being blocked. Pain on the left.

How long?: if this has been present for a few days only, that suggests an infection. If present for weeks or longer, it suggests cancer. Either way, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had swollen glands in my neck for months now, sometimes its hard to swallow food, is my body still just fighting infection?

I've had swollen glands in my neck for months now, sometimes its hard to swallow food, is my body still just fighting infection?

Evaluation: Months of lymphadenopathy (lad) suggest a need for a diagnosis. Many people of lymph nodes (lns) that swell with infection and then resolve. Persistent or worsening lad needs evaluation for infection, inflammation, or cancer. The differential diagnosis list is huge, from a to z: http://www.Mayoclinicproceedings.Org/article/s0025-6196(11)64620-x/fulltext. ...Read more

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Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty  swallowing?

Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When i've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?

Sore throat: You have what is called pharyngitis, or a sore throat. This could be either viral or bacterial in origin. If you have a runny nose also, it is likely to be viral. You should see your physician if the symptoms last for more than 10 days, if you have fever that won't go down, if you are having difficulty swallowing, and if you can't take in food or water. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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