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Old 03-07-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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nyny1962 HB User
Sore throat freaking out

long story short,
i just turned 47,
about a week and a half ago I noticed a sore spot on my neck after 5 days went to ent. said I had saliva gland infection, clogged I guess,,, anyway
put me on amox,875 for 10 days, He looked in my mouth andfelt my neck. I told him I had been very very worried for the worst..... he said I was worring for nothing and not to worry.

been a week,

now I have a sore throat for about 4 days, I smoke I still feel the saliva thing but not as bad, but the sore throat is really starting to bug me. I google it and of course all i get is throat cancer hits.

Do you think if i had something really wrong he would have seen it?

I need to let this go man.... I go back in 2 weeks for follow up.

I feel like i have a sinus infection with some Post nasel drip, stuffy head.

I guess thats my main question,
Do you think an ENT would know if I had something bad wrong from just a 20 minute office visit?


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Old 03-07-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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catheryn HB User
Re: Sore throat freaking out

Well, to ease your mind a bit, EVERY symptom you plug into an internet search will probably end up in cancer hits, when it's usually unlikely that's the diagnosis.

I'm not going to lie: your smoking REALLY makes your risk of throat cancer go up (but I'm sure you already know this).

When you go back to your doc for a follow up bring your concerns up. More often than not it's not cancer or a terminal diagnosis. Make an earlier appointment if you're that concerned about it. No sense in worrying if you don't have to! Good luck.

Old 03-08-2009, 06:26 AM   #3
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Re: Sore throat freaking out

I'm having pretty bad post nasel drip, pretty sure sinus infection too,
hopefully its just that, if i do have a cigarette it does irritate it,

etting green this AM from sinus after 8 days on amox

I'm trying to stop with all my might... not hard enough I guess....

I have nicotine gum, man this sucks

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