STDs :: Throat Lump Sensation And Strep Throat
Mar 13, 2016
I am asian male, 28years old. Today is March 13th.
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About a month ago(early Feb), I started to have a lump feeling/sensation in my throat and a couple of days later , on one day, it became so severe that I had difficulty swallowing, even saliva. However, a couple days later it became better and almost unnoticeable. I thought it was due to anxiety, cause i searched "lump sensation in throat" and I got "Globus Sensation".
However, about 10 days ago. The same lump in throat feeling came back. This time it was milder, no pain, not itchy, but just feeling something stuck in my throat and its moves from day to day. One day it could slightly to the left, next day could be slightly on the right. I took pictures and saw one or two 3-5mm diameter lump/pus grow on the back of my throat. I immediately went to my primary doctor, who did not take it seriously and said it might be allergy and only saw some redness in my throat and it would clear up on its own. After It persisted for over a week, I went to ENT who did a throat culture. Today I got a call from ENT doctor saying that I have strep throat.(not sure which type). And I started taking Amox just now.
I am worried about it has anything to do with STD because I had a stupid exposure with a SW about 2 months ago(Jan. 7th, unprotected oral and protected vaginal, but I didn't give her oral, I only received for 1min or 2, but my lips did touch her lips slightly twice, but definitely no saliva exchange.) I did
1. urine tests for chlamydia and gono 7 days after the event. (both negative)
2. syphilis rpr tests, one at 4th week, another one at 8th week after the event.(both not reactive)
3. HIV pcr RNA test at 25 days after the event (not detected)
4. did not have any skin condition, such as rash, ulcer, sore, blisters, or canker in the genital area, and checked and confirmed by a dermatologist recently.
So, my questions
1. The only symptom I have is "lump feeling/sensation in throat, not painful but annoying" and recently some dry cough at night and dry throat. Other than that, no pain, no fever, no headache. I wonder besides strep throat, could there be anything else, too? mono, oropharyngeal cancer by HPV? I guess because I did not give her oral, it shouldn't be oral gono, right? I remember having cold sore when I was a child (6years old). Could the lump in the back of throat be any kind of herpes? possibly herpes type1.
2. If the first outbreak 1month ago was also strep throat and I just started the treatment. Could I possibly get post strep disorders or complications, such as rheumatic fever, kidney inflammation etc. by now or later in the future. Do I need to get checked out.
3. Why symptoms of Strep is much milder than described on the internet? due to the fact I am adult?
for a few weeks now I've felt like I've had a lump in my throat? thought was tonsils but feels.too far bask...put fingers back there to see if I could feel anything and seem to have felt my epiglottis? I can always feel it now at the moment. The only time I feel like it's gone is when I'm Eating or drinking!
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I have been suffering with this for two weeks and I have no idea which symptoms may be connected to my newly acquired TMJ or my flare up of GERD.
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Two weeks ago after a heavy meal and a few days after damaging my jaw I woke up in the night with a weird throat spasm and feeling like I had something stuck in my throat. Then over the weeks I started to get the lump feeling through the day with difficulty swallowing. I lost half a stone due to being unable to eat.
Now I have developed a tight chest, dry throat and lungs, feeling like my lungs are blocked, constant throat clearing with little mucous production, breathing difficulty and I'm still having these nightly throat spasms and lump feeling. I had some of my sons ventolin inhaler as I had asthma as a child and thought the reflux could be causing this but it did nothing.
I have been to A and E lots of times with it and also to my GP who has referred me for an endoscopy but its only in february.
I am going out of my mind. The breathing issue happened after a load of acid came up my throat a few nights ago and it felt like my throat and lungs were dried out by it.
I was wondering if this is a symptom of anxiety from the constant stress and worry l keep getting Lump in throat and feeling of swelling around throat and bottom of jaw i keep panicking i have cancer in the throat
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I've had a really bad sore throat for the past month. Over that time, the concentration of the pain has moved to different areas of the throat, first it was in the back of the throat behind the uvula and tonsils, then it moved to the bottom of the throat above the collarbone, now its back behind to uvula and tonsils.
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I've gone to the emergency room 5 times this month, every time I saw a physician's assistant. The first time on March 9th, I had noticed a bag of pus directly in the back of the throat, so I went in and they thought it was pharyngitis and gave me some amoxicillin which did help and cleared it up within 48 hours. Then it came back on March 18th. I went back again and, instead of giving me more of or a higher dosage of amoxicillin, they decided to switch it to Keflex, which didn't help at all. I went back again, and they thought it might be allergies so they gave me loratadine which, still, didn't help at all.
I decided to go to a different hospital but, ended up having to wait 7 hours in there to see what they could suggest. They prescribed me some percocets, a mouth wash which numbs the throat comprised on maalox and liquid benadryl, and some prilosec because they thought in might me acid reflex. Still none of this killed the pain or got rid of the sore throat.
I went back to the other hospital and the same woman who prescribed me loratadine just dismissed it and didn't give me anything to help. Despite the fact that I was in a lot of pain, she said that my throat looked "fine," though I had checked in the mirror and it was red and there was a small pus She did take some blood to see if I had h. pylori. Every time I've went I've had a step culture and a mono test, and those have come back negative. She told me to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor, but I can't get in until two more days.
I called and spoke to a male physician's assistant yesterday who prescribed me azithromycin. As directed, I took two azithromycin the yesterday, and one today which did seem to stop some of the swelling. My throat doesn't hurt as much as it did but, I can still see some pus pockets on both sides of my throat directly behind my bottom molars and still feel quite a bit of discomfort. I don't think this is a virus as I've had it for a month; it seems like a throat or respiratory bacterial infection or an abscess.
What would you recommend or suggest to do in this situation?
I'm 6 weeks pregnant. At 4 weeks I got strep and had to be on amoxicillin and tylenol. My sore throat got a little better but has came back with a vengeance. I really don't want to go to the doc and be put on more antibiotics since I'm still in the 1st trimester. Any safe home remedies to cure a sore throat?
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I visited a hospital on 5/15/14 with symptoms of a swollen and severe sore throat (a lot of pain when swallowing) and a 100 f temperature; my throat also had white patches on it. When the doctor saw my throat he said it looks like you have strep. Then he did the 5-10 minute strep swab test but it came back negative. Nevertheless, he still thought I most likely had it and that I should start treatment. We also tested for mono on that day and since then they haven't called back for that (if they don't call back assume negative they say).
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He prescribed Amoxicillin 500 MG X2 daily for ten days. So far I have taken 2,000 MG (over the course of 2 days) and my throat still seems the same in regard to pain. The only thing that consistently seems to help my pain is Ibuprofen.
Should I worry? Should I go back to the hospital to see what's going on?
I have been diagnosed with strep throat twice i took my antibiotics but i still have constant sore throats and also on my throat wall i have a pretty large lump that really worries me i've had it for some time now it doesn't hurt but looks bad.
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Almost exactly 30 days ago I had unprotected insertive vaginal sex with a woman I might categorize as low risk. Until this encounter I have only been with my wife (high school sweethearts). The woman in question is from northern Minnesota, white, in her 40s. I'm also in my 40s, white, also from rural Minnesota. For the past three weeks I've had sore throat, slightly swollen lymph nodes on my neck. No fever, no rash. Checked for strep, came back negative. I've confessed to my wife who appears willing to stay with me. I'm scheduled for HIV testing next week (4th generation). I have an appointment with ENT, but not for another month. In the meantime my anxiety level is quite high....I don't necessarily feel fatigued, or flu like. But the last couple of days my appetite has disappeared, which may be due to the anxiety. I am worried because the sore throat and slightly swollen lymph nodes have lasted this long without knowing the cause....Can't be cold, shouldn't last this long. Allergies? I take Zyrtec every day and seem pretty clear. Not much sinus congestion at all. Tonsillitis? One does appear a bit enlarged. All of a sudden? Seems coincidental. Near panic as I wait for my test....any possible reassurance to help get me through this weekend? Mono perhaps?
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My tonsils have been swollen for over a month, until last week they were painless, but now I have flu symptoms. Its quite scary, it affects my swallowing and I have a very very dry mouth, even when I drink loads of water all day. Hasn't affected my breathing as of yet, but feels like a lump in my throat is blocking it off.
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This has been going for three days now.
Doctor said I need a blood test for glandular fever, which is next week.
I mentioned that I think I can feel my epiglottis swollen, and she laughed and said that is all the way down by my adam's apple and would have a job feeling that... even though i've seen many cases online where it's visible above the tongue and often can be felt.
I have had a globus sensation that comes and goes. Weird things have been happening since the beginning of the the year. It all started after a took some rounds of antibiotics. My neck started feeling tight around the sides. It started getting worse and after a few months, It got so tight that I went to the ER twice cause I thought I was dying. I have had lots of tests but there are more to do. Ive had 2 barium swallows( one looking for abnormal blockage and on for a hernia), xrays, thyroid blood work, pepsin tests, and 3 scopes, everything came out fine. Ive been to several ENTs and nothing unusual showed up. The specialist assured me its not cancer.
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I still haven't done a ph test and haven't had my esophagus scoped, just my throat which has cobblestones in it and also appears swollen at the voicebox.Ive tried reflux medicines on and off during these periods, i was on protonix for a month with no improvement, the doctor did say to stay on it for 3 months but it make me feel nauseous. Perhaps the worst symptom is I have had a sore throat going on 6 months now.
Does anyone with silent reflux also have globus and a chronic sore throat?
I was in Brazil last month and had sex with 4 prostitutes on May 12,14 and 24.
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I used protection all of those time, and after removing, checked for any tears too, and found none, no slippage as well.
1 week after sex, I had this weird tingling sensation in my throat and acid refluxes starting from June 1.
I immediately saw a doctor who said its just an infection and gave me Hexamidine oral spray. Did not make a lot of difference.
I got tested on June 3 (7 days after the last sex encounter and 18 days the first sex encounter).
All that exists in STD, from gonorrhea to HIV 1/2, and used the 4th gen test methods. Everything was negative.
I was not satisfied with my throat condition, so I saw another doctor (General Physician), he noticed white discoloration of my tongue and said it was tonsillitis, and said I was not drinking enough water, which was true at that moment.
I am a 27 yr old man, now I am not sure whether there are tonsil issues at my age. He did another test on June 10, for fungal infection in blood and that too was negative.
As of now that white tongue issue still exists, with little swelling exactly under the ears, no pain, no fever, no flu and no other gland swollen, just dry throat and tongue.
I am not sure whether, this is a cause of worry for me, I did had oral sex, licked the Vagina, but the girls looked clean.
My question is should i be worried about my throat issue, or its just another normal/regular infection, because the timing of the infection seems to be off and I am worried that this might be oral thrush or something like that.
Also I wanted to ask how accurate these results are for STDs between when I had sex (May 24) and got tested (June 3).
i've had a sore throat for 3 months , extremely dry throat in the mornings and a recent visit to the doctor i was diagnosed as having globus . more worrying during examination he spotted tissue where my adenoids are located and immediately referred me for a biopsy , i am worried sick , cant sleep cant eat , is there anyone who has experienced similar as i am in a pretty bad state of anxiety
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About 2 years ago i got a slight sore throat at one side hot flashes( my temp was normal as i checked) and burning sensation on my palms it last about 3 weeks and went away after these symptoms , i got shortness of breath for one day and dr said i have high blood pressure.
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Now my problem : after this happening i catch same symptoms ( slight sore throat - burning sensation in palms and hot flashes) like clockwork each month or every 2 months that last less than 1 a week . and these 3 symptoms are always together) i know it's like the common cold or flu but it is not coz when i catch a cold i have different feelings.
idk what's wrong with me ? and what's that a new virus or bacteria , neurological involvement?
Just curious, sore throat after oral sex in couple hours is a sign of STD? I didn't have it before doing oral sex and I didn't swallow any semen, I spit it out and my saliva while performing.
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I was diagnosed with gonorrhea by a urine test. The doctor gave an injection/shot and some antibiotics. I am afraid that I also have this bacteria is also in my throat. I want to know if the shot and the antibiotics will kill the bacteria in all my body or if need more antibiotics or another kind?
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I'm 20 years I've CP and I wanted to have sex with a girl
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I went to a hooker
I had protected sex with her. But unprotected oral sex for both anal and vagina... Now I've headache and sore throat. Gives me goosebumps really scared
Tonight I started to feel something weird in my throat. I don't really know how to describe it, but I feel something in my throat, like something's there or stuck when I swallow, but there's nothing there. It doesn't hurt, my throat doesn't feel strange at all, and my breathing is fine, but it's just unsettling because I have really bad anxiety and every time anything happens with my throat, I get really anxious and scared, which leads me to have an anxiety attack, so I've been looking online for some answers, but so far I haven't found much.
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I have been sick for the past week and I've been coughing a lot (I almost lost my voice), so maybe I've hurt my throat or something? I don't really feel it when I'm drinking something, but it does feel a little more rough to swallow than usual, even with my cold.
I have this lump feeling in my throat and it feels like vomit that's stuck there or food or something but I am struggling eating or drinking and on top of that I get heartburn like 24/7. Anyone else have this feeling
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Before I rush to a doctor and look like a hypochondriac I thought I'd shoot a question here:
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I woke up this morning and I have been coughing/gagging all morning and can taste blood in the back of my throat, I have not coughed up any blood though.
I have been trying to quit smoking since 2011 and have been a smoker since 1991.
I am also on SR Hydromorphone (Jurnista) for severe chronic back pain.
I am also on 800 Mg Carbamazepine (as a Mood stabilizer NOT for Epilepsy)
As well as Mirtazapine (for chronic Clinical Depression)
And Atenolol for mild Hypertension.
Anyhoo, as of this morning I have been hacking up a storm, as of 2 hours from waking up I developed a sore throat (I believe from the hard coughing) I have not coughed anything up but the coughing gets so hard it becomes dry-reaching frequently.
And that taste of blood waay down in the back of my throat is ever present after each cough.
As I have depression and mood disorder, I don't want to go straight to the doc as quite often individuals with mental health issues don't get taken seriously here in Australia, quite often I would get told "Go to your psychiatrist" as if I am crazy. and in the past I ended up in trouble with serious health issues that went undiagnosed simply because some peanut G.P. thought it was all in my head, until I ended up in hospital sometimes in quite serious condition.
So I was wondering if someone who understands this coughing issue could be could shoot me an answer first.
I am meant to go to University tomorrow (I am studying for a Psychology Degree) and I want to be at my peak for study if at all possible.
I have had this problem since November of 2006. I have tried just about EVERYTHING otc all nasal sprays, all antihistamines, zyrtec, mucinex, allegra even the ones you have to show your I'D,neti pot, etc. I have even tried candida and other natural remedies like apple cider and such.I have to constantly clear my throat. I have this thick stringy sticky mucous I'm always hacking up. It seems worse after I eat, exercise, laugh. Also in the morning for the first 2 hours I'm up it's worse. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I'm drowning in mucous. This irritates all people around me. I've had surgery for my adenoids and deviated septum, before that surgery I could not clear the mucous out, this helped to atleast be able to hack it out. I need someone to be my angel and tell me you have had this same problem and you know the answers since no doctor can help. I feel this is going to be the death of me. I hope I'm not clearing a hole in my throat from doing it so much.
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