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Old 11-07-2006, 08:00 PM   #1
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Wink Persistent Sore throat

My dad has had a sore throat for about a month (why do men hate going to the doctor?). This has happened before, only it was 4 months, and one day it just went away. Should I be concerned?

 
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:05 AM   #2
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Re: Persistent Sore throat

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Originally Posted by heathcliff
My dad has had a sore throat for about a month (why do men hate going to the doctor?). This has happened before, only it was 4 months, and one day it just went away. Should I be concerned?
any sore throat lasting longer than 7 days should raise a red flag. the fact that your fathers lasted into the 4 month range is definitely something to be concerned about. only visiting a doctor will give you some straight answers, as to if it is an infection, or a lodged object, or possibly tonsillitis, an abscess behind the tonsils, etc., but from my own personal experience, i can tell you that the only sore throat i had that lasted that longer than a week turned out to be tonsillitis!

 
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