Q&A: has this ever happened to your throat? had it for a month! please someone give me some advice!?Friday, October 1st, 2010
Question by smc ?: has this ever happened to your throat? had it for a month! please someone give me some advice!?
-Bumps on back of throat (red, painless)
-neck hurts (just below my ear lobes first was the left side, now its the right), and my Glands are swollen. Left gland has a red lines on it.
-Feeling of something in my throat that I cant get up. its like right above where an adams apple would be on a man.
-When I stick out my tongue I can see my tonsils, and if I really stretch out my tongue & relax, my “hangy ball” touches my tonsils.
-everything i cough up is colorless, sometimes alil yellowishy but if i get a very deep cough sometimes their will be little tiny specs of brown (they said from where i used to smoke)
*Sept. 16- went to the dr. b/c i was coughing up brown phlem & glands were swollen & red, dr said “throat infection & bronchitis” I was put on zpak & took it until it was all gone. ((I Smoke Ciggs))
*Oct. 03- went back to the dr. b/c glands where still swollen & red and I had a sensation of a lump in my throat, dr. said “Acid Reflux” I was put on priolsec 2x’s a day for 14 days. ((I Quit Smoking))
*Oct. 08- went back to the dr. b/c i wasnt feeling any better, they said it was just a sore throat & to take it easy. its not any better or looking any different.
I had my blood taken 3 different times & had my thyroid checked, was checked for mono, strep & hpollo : all negative. I saw four different doctors! Tomorrow I have an ultrasound due for my throat & neck. Im scared & I want to know if anyone else had been through something like this? its not painful just aggravating. eating makes it go away for a little bit. all the dr’s have done is shine a light down their & tell me it looks irritated & take blood to test me for strep, mono. have me pee in a cup and feel of my throat.
Answer by dr C
Have your Dr check for the follwing diseases:
1. chronic fatigue syndrome with an ebstein- barr titer
2. chronic mono with monospot
3. chronic recurrent herpes with culture and ab titer
The above 3 diseases can cause similar complaints and often go undiagnosed.
Cultures, scrapings, and biopsy if necassary should be done
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