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Thyroid Strep Infections
No: An untreated throat infection, pharyngitis or laryngitis, will not cause thyroid disease. Most of these infections are viral and will get better with no treatment. Strep throat is a bacterial infection which needs to be treated to prevent the possibility of developing heart valve disease. Thyroid tissue can be infected or inflamed independently of a throat infection ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?
Next step is a: CT and/or ENT (ear nose throat) consultation. At your age the most common things are tonsil/ adenoids enlargement, thymoma, laryngeal polyp and thrush (fungal infection). Sometimes esophagitis from acid reflux can also cause similar feeling. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Strep infections.: Strep infections are caused by streptococcus which is a gram-positive bacteria. The type of strep infection that is often encountered can effect the throat. Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Take care. ...Read more
Is it possible to get some kind of strep infection from my boyfriend performing oral sex on me when he had it? I am a woman
Low risk: The kind of streptococcus bacteria that infect the throat (like group A strep) rarely take hold in the female genital tract, but could cause pubic area skin infection. You should be on the lookout for soreness or irritation, most likely in the pubic area more than the vulva, labia, etc. If you get such symptoms within a few days, see a doctor. If no symptoms, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
No: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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