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Does a sore throat mean I possibly have copd?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually....

A sore throat is not a typical symptom of copd.
However, a sore throat that does not go away readily needs to be evaluated by a doctor, especially if you are a smoker, because some sore throats may be a sign of cancer, which smokers are also at risk to get. So, if you have a persistent sore throat, see your doctor asap.

In brief: Not usually....

A sore throat is not a typical symptom of copd.
However, a sore throat that does not go away readily needs to be evaluated by a doctor, especially if you are a smoker, because some sore throats may be a sign of cancer, which smokers are also at risk to get. So, if you have a persistent sore throat, see your doctor asap.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Perry Sexton
Family Medicine

In brief: No

COPD is not felt except possibly pain in the chest with breathing.
A sore throat in a smoker may be an infection, long term irritation of the vocal cords, or possibly even a cancer of the throat. If it does not resolve with treating it on your own, see your doctor to determine why it remains.

In brief: No

COPD is not felt except possibly pain in the chest with breathing.
A sore throat in a smoker may be an infection, long term irritation of the vocal cords, or possibly even a cancer of the throat. If it does not resolve with treating it on your own, see your doctor to determine why it remains.
Dr. Perry Sexton
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

A sore throat would usually be related to an infection therein, not copd.
Shortness of breath or a chronic productive cough could be symptoms of copd.

In brief: No

A sore throat would usually be related to an infection therein, not copd.
Shortness of breath or a chronic productive cough could be symptoms of copd.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: No

They do not tend to be directly related.

In brief: No

They do not tend to be directly related.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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