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    iv had a sore throat that keeps coming back it hurts when i swollow and have a pain in my ear my father had throat cancer im worried





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    Wendy no forum is going to give you the peace of mind you need. Head off to your local G.P. and have him check out your throat. Don't start thinking the worst, get some clarification first. You probably have a infection... It is really good you are mindful of your genetic's and the sad situation that has occurred in your family. Now use that information, pick up the phone and make that appointment, give yourself peace of mind and have it checked out.. The longer you leave things the bigger they become in you mind.. Come on Wendy, bet you it's a infection and thats all it is?? Let me know..Xx

    had sore throat last night now feels if somthink stuck in throat can u help





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    I went to my doctor, as I have small orifices in the back of my throat which are trapping food. I asked him if I could have refferal to an ENT specialist. My throat is very sore, and my uncle died of throat cancer. He has now advised me that there is nothing that can be done under the NHS, and that I would have to go private. His other words were, " I would have to live with it". I am only a pensioner, and cannot afford to go private. I feel very surprised that I cannot even get this checked by a specialist. Any advice ?





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    I have been diagnosed with vaginal chylamedia but my throat is really sore and has white bumps covering my tongue and tonsils. Is this Throat Chlaymedia?





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    Waiting to go into hospital after examination with camera up my nose and down my throat. Found small sore so they want to investigate. Rather worried do you think this might be throat cancer I am a 68 year old lady.





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    Hi my name is sangram and I am from India.India . I use to drink twice a week (180 ml of whisky). And sometimes I used to drink it neat. But from past 5 months I have quit drinking. But since then m into a great depression about thinking myself affected with throat cancer. I don't have any problem like trouble in swallowing neither I have a sore throat. But sometimes I feel something strange with my throat. So I am very much worried about my current situation. Please suggest me what should I do in this situation





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    I have the same complication as u do. Dont know if i should get it checked or not

    Don't know if you will see this but it honestly sounds like anxiety or panic attacks. You said you're worrying about throat cancer, which you needn't be. Anxiety can cause a lot of symptoms and one of the most common is issues with your throat, whether feeling a lump, tightness, or heavy swallowing. Also, depression and anxiety go hand in hand.

    hi ive had a sore throat for about a week it really stings and is dry ive had tonsilitus several times but this time i dont have white spots on my throat i have blood in the mornings especially, ive been taking paracetamal etc but it doesnt seem to be helping its just getting worse can anyone help?





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    Hello! For a few weeks now I keep getting a pain in my throat around my Adams apple it's like a pain that comes and goes my throat gets sore sometimes but it doesn't hurt to swallow. Sorry I'm not making sense I'm useless at describing things.





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    Im 22years old. I was recently told I had acid reflux. Snice Jan ive had a feeling like there a hair caught in my throat and in the last 6 weeks ive woken up every morning with a sore throat and horseness, are these all symptons of acid reflux or something else? Ive been given zante, gavicon, rennies and omez... But none have done a thing and im getting worse heart burn and sore throats. What can I do? My doctors dont seem bothered when I go in anymore andbone time even said me to 'what do you want me to do' which I replied 'help me get better' please can anyone on here give me aome onsite?? Xx





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    my doctor perscribed me with Lansoprazole gastro-resistant capsules(15mg).1 to be taken daily.these keep my acid reflux at bay.

    Hi, I have got Acid Reflux where I am constantly beltching it feels like there is something stuck in my throat. I have had this problem for a number of years now, so I recently went to my doctors and was prescribed with numerous tablets, but to no avail they havnt worked. I was sent to a specialist and he is referring me to a Hospital In Salford where the I am having an operation where they Tie a Tube In my stomach to stop the acid coming back up my throat. Apparently this lasts for 10 Years I think, and also I might have to continue taking tablets for the rest of my life.

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    I have had oral thrush for the past three months, I have never had such a sore throat could not drink as even sipping water hurt, my throat was swollen red and even bled. My tongue is blistered and white. I have had 4 bottles of drops and 10 thrush capsules. Still there and am at my witts end.





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    im the same since being pregnant i had acid badly and started to get pain in my right side of throat and my gland always swelling ,i was really scared about throat cancer as i smoke .the doctors refered me to ent and had camera down my throat which came back clear,had a exray also done and was clear .now i have sore throat and my gland like a golf ball.im really worried plzzz help with advice .im also pregnant again my throat was fine for a while but i started getting acid again and my throat got sore again





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    First of all stomach acid and heartburn etc can burn your throat lining so be aware and take gaviscon or antacid tablets to keep heartburn at bay, I'm not at all sure what is causing your sore throat, but I suffered chronic sore throats and several bouts of tonsilitus for 4 years and received no help from docs they prescribed spray to dry my sinus because I also had constant mucous (post nasal drip) well now I have slight memory loss so they decided to run blood tests and it turned out that I am very deficient in vitamin D, when I googled vit D deficiency causes and symptoms the cause can be pregnancy's close together which I had (3 months break) I have 1 dc 5 and 1 dc 4. Because vit D stores are used a lot during pregnancy, also the symptom of Vit D deficiency is the body mimics dairy allergy i.e. mucous accumilation and sore throat which is what I decided I must have but looking back I don't suppose I would suddendly aquire a dairy allergy at 40. Your comment has similarities to my case so I thought it may help you to know, I am now taking vit d plus calcium to help absorption from boots 1 tablet daily and within 3 days my sore throat and constant mucous has gone and my memory seems better so I'm happy, check with your doctor or midwife before trying vit D if you think thats right for you just with you being pregnant although I doubt it will do harm, on the other hand if you are deficient in vit D it could have consequences for developing baby. good luck

    Hi have ad a sore throat four three weeks but it doesn't feel like a sore throat but hi am going to ave a pipe down my throat dus enemy one no wot it could be plus hi ad white specs at the back of my throats





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    sound like Glandular Feaver

    I had a sore throat for about a week and my gp prescribed anti biotics which cleared it but now after a week of being sore throat free it's back. I was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer 5 years ago and now I'm extremely worried that this could be throat cancer. The sore throat starts just on my left tonsil and it's causing headaches and ear ache only on the left side. Should I be concerned and go back to my gp?





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    I am 55. I had a viral illness followed by a persistent sore throat and I felt like I'd burnt the roof of my mouth and tongue but I hadn't. Dentist saw an ulcer on my gum. 3 weeks on terrible sore throat again and GP says two aphthous ulcers at back of throat. Any suggestions?





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    Hi iam 75yrs old and my voice went hoarse a month ago,then I have a bad cough and sore throat worse at night in bed, went doctors said it was a virus that was two weeks ago I still have the sore throat, but now its effecting my swallowing it feels as it my food is getting stuck in my throat and not going down properly. also started with earache its all on the left side and it is still worse in bed when i swollow my slarva





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    I've had the same problem and I'm 24, seems my friend had tonselitus I'm not sure if that's how you spell it but maybe there related.

    I Also had throat infection and earache. Fully recovered but now have problem with food getting stuck in throat when eating. Doctor says it is result of virus nd it will get better.

    Ive had tonsilitis for the past 3 years but this year it has got much worse. ive had it 6 times in a row and ive had a really sore throat for 3 months now. i have been on antibiotics the swelling goes down but i get a really sore thorat again. My gp said he is going to monitor me for six months, but i cant wait that long with a really sore throat. please help :/ x





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    You need to be persistant with this, keep a record over the next 3/4 weeks as to 'give the doctors way a chance'record the amount of discomfort every day and give it a rating of 1-10 and any other symptoms eg, 'whiteness, soreness... and he/she will see how much trouble it is giving you. Tell them that ater a month of monitoring it, and the previous recurrent flares that you insist on something being done. How old are you?, it is better to have your tonsils out at a younger age than later on in life.... so use this argument also. If none of this works or you feel as tho he/she is not taking you seriously, think about taking in an advocate that knows you like your mum or gardian and get them to also state how much this is a problem in your life. Hope this helps Laura (RMN)

    thankyou for the reply , i am 14 and have been using nurofen to try and get the sorness down but so far its still really red and sore but not infected with tonsilitis.

    i,am 20 years old and i have had a sore throat for about a year. and my Symptoms are a sore throat, a lump in my neck,and difficulty swallowing,and some times i feel like i,am going to swallow my tongue and my voice has changed and my doctor all ways blames these symptom on a viral infection or allergies and i dont no what to do i think i have throat cancer and all my doctor does is prescribes me penicillin,and lots of different antibiotics and nasal sprays and they do not help me and i keep saying to my doctor i would like a camera down my throat and can i be referred to a ear nose and throat specialist and all they do is blank my question and i was just see if you can help me because every doctor on this show seems really caring and they help people and i would love to see you in person but i dont want to be on the show if you do ever get to read this i just wanted to say thank you for time





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    hi i have a feeling in my throat that is uncomfortable and it feels like i want to cry but i dont? it sometimes gets sore like a sore throat and i seem to get a lot of heartburn/indegestion, i am only 17 and i smoke about 7 cigarettes a day but i am scared, does anyone know what this is?





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    hi im the same its a worry sometimes an i also feel like ive been licking coins as the taste in my mouth is awfull

    I've had my tonsils removed after having constant trouble with them, however 6 years on I've never suffered hardly a sore throat since until this week I noticed I had a swollen throat for around 4 days and struggling to swallow, I looked in the mirror and the back of my throat is full of white/yellow spots...is it possible for your tonsils to grow back?? Or is this just an ordinary throat infection??





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    i ve had a sore throat for 2 nd a half weeks and i have lumps on both sides of my neck,the lumps been there for 5 days . i went to the clinic they gave me antibiotics cause he told me i had mild sore throat and had ear leaking a little. but the lump is still there.and my ear and throat dont hurt but the lump is still there i got 2 more days till my antibiotics is done





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    Hello, some 6 weeks ago started to feel completely 'bunged up', going into sinusitis, couldn't breath, lump in throat, mouth burning, tounge enlarged. Unable to sleep flat so unsuccessfullly trying to sleep proped. Now having gone through 3 courses of anti biotics, an anti viral course, mucus thinners, and acid stomach inhibitors. I still have the post nasal drip, sore throat, 'gerd' symptoms. Cannot sleep flat, feel congested lump in the throat, sore throat from time to time and I am so tired.





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    My husband has the same problem exactly the same symptoms we have tried everything were looking for help tried every diet but dosnt stop its very embarrassing always sniffing blowing his nose it's depressing all the doctors are telling him to take the tablets, now he's been diagnosed with barretts and the doctors say there's nothing they can do for him just the medications to stop getting worse.

    I quit smoking a year ago and it seem when I quit I was feeling these lumps in my throat went away after awhile. I got really sick with a sinus infection and I noticed this acid backing up into my throat its making my stomach sore and my throat. It comes and goes. I have been taking medium and a liquid antiacid.the we Dr I saw days its from flim I'm still having it and it worried me .





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    hello i have had a sore throat on and off for 10 yrs. i used to sing alot and everytime i do my throat hurts and i cant sing like i used to also i inhaled steam years ago and i am frightened in case i have burned the back of my throat as i cant sing the way i used to i also smoke but not a heavy smoker i am really scared i have lost my singing voice forever please can u suggest what to do as it would be a great help thanks





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    2 weeks ago i started to get a sore throat.... so i started taking over the counter meds n drinking honey w/ lime juice! By the next sunday my throat hurt so bad that it even hurt to swallow anything even my own saliva : ( It feels like there is something stuck in my throat.. uggh! And that it was effecting not only my throat but my ears all the way to the lower part of the back of my head... and when i was around noise it hurt my ears... i found some antibiotics in my medicine cabinet n it started to feel a lil better i can swallow but it still feels like something is stuck in my throat! I have been reading things on tue net n i am very scared cause cancer is very high in my family on my moms side.. Could i have throat cancer? Please get back to me with your advice Thank you





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    You should go see your doc

    i have had a sore throat for 8 weeks it dos not heart. red in the back of my throat with white blots and a horse voice





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    My throat feels like there is a lump stuck in in and my chest feels abit like this to. When I swallow anything it feels like it gets stuck and i can feel it scraping down the sides of my throat. I seem to burp quite a lot and i had a sore throat on and off for about 4 weeks. I also bring up mucus and have earache.





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    Hi I'm 39 for the last week I have had a husky voice and it feels as though I have a lump of food stuck in my throat I don't have a sore throat or a cold and it's worrying me now x





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    hi ive had my vercuses for 6years cant get rid of them tryed everything and ive got a sore throat had test done ive got influse a form of acid not staying in my stomach going straight to my throat

    For a few weeks now- my tongue has been white and I had a cut appear in the crease of my mouth! I've been using Daktarin (which was useless for my tongue- but did clear up the cut on the crease of my mouth) and oraldine mouthwash. It has improved but it's still white at the back I'm currently using lozenges, mouthwash & gargling salt water four times a day. I also developed a sore throat & cold. When I visited the doctors they didn't seem alarmed by my tongue. But diagnosed my throat as tonsillitis (no antibiotics- because I only have a sore throat & red tonsils, no white mucus or high temp) Is there anything else I can do to? And is this oral thrush? Or something else? Thanks.





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    Hi Rebecca, I was just wondering if this Tongue issue has cleared up for you as I have had something simular??

    My husband has had the feeling of "something stuck in his throat" for approximately 2 months or longer. He saw his PCP who could not see anything but advised if there was a change in his voice to let him know. Since then he has started constantly clearing his throat, coughing, sore throat and his voice has gotten very deep, similar to a cold. The doctor cannot see him for another week. I'm a very anxious person and think the worse. How do we know if this is a cold or related to the lump sensation. Any advice?





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    Episode 9 - Rally

    This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →

  • Piles

    Episode 4 - Hull

    The doctors visit Hull with their breast health roadshow, and deal with cases of piles, putrefying feet and vaginal pain. Read more →

  • Breast Reconstruction

    Episode 3 - Brighton

    The doctors head to Brighton with their truck-stop clinic, whilst the main clinic receives visits from a woman with a post-mastectomy problem, a man with Poland's syndrome, and some persistent ulcers. Read more →

  • Night terrors

    Episode 2 - London

    This week's Embarrassing Bodies takes on the capital as the mobile clinic hits old London town! Read more →

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