Originally Posted by Blahhh07
I've had a sore throat for about 6 weeks, with swollen glands, ear ache, loss of voice once in a while, and it feels like there's cankers all down my throat. I've been to the doctor twice and nothing was given to me for relief. The first doctor said I had a viral infection and the other doctor said all she could see was swollen taste buds. And she found a lump on my neck. And if it wasn't gone within 6 weeks, they'd have to do an ultrasound or biopsy.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be that's going on? Or has anyone else experienced anything similar to this?
, I had something similar for 3 months!!! My doc called it the "100 day virus". It started mid - Jan and lasted until shortly after Easter. Same symptoms as you....I was convinced I had something far more serious...
but, thankfully it ended eventually. They gave me nothing for relief....- I used Advil to control the throat and gland and ear pains.....and drank lots of hot drinks.....(I gargled with salt and water - did nothing, really)
So, you could have this kind of viral pharyngitis...But, I would definitely check out the lump. Is it a gland? I also felt that I wanted an ultrasound of my neck/throat because I felt there was something growing in there ie nodes, tumours, but it all disappeared...so, I do know where you are coming from....Anyways, hopefully this gives you a bit of a time frame - this kind of virus can take its time leaving your body....and can be extremely frustrating......But, keep in touch with your doctor about the lump.
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