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Swollen throat since July 2006

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  • Posted By: Saralovespuppies
  • October 23, 2006
  • 02:20 PM

My throat has been swollen completely through since July 2006. It has not been sore at all. It started with some sharp stinging pain and then significant breathing problems, tiredness, no energy. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroid then just a bacterial infection, then just a sinus infection. I feel like the doctors are not listening to me and I just want to rest assured that I can wake up and know that I will breath fine that day.

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  • I had the same problem at age 15. I am now 34. I started out with a sore throat and was diagnosed with a Strep infection. After 1 week on antibotics I had not improved and actually had gotten worse. The sore throat pain had diminished, but I could no longer stay awake. I was extremely tired and couldn;t eat due to swollen throat. After a month of the doctors testing me for everything under the sun and finding no diagnosis they ordered a special Mono Test. The standard test they normally used had already come up negative 2 times. I had lost 15 pounds in the first 2 weeks. Anyway, I had to wait for the special test they ordered had to be shipped to them. Once rec'd they called me in to test for it again. This test came up positive. I had a swollen spleen for over a year as well. I got sick just 1 month before school let out for summer. I was diagnosed the week after school let out. I slept the entire summer away. I wasn't just tired, but didn't have the strength either. I got better about 1 week before school started back. I was not allowed to participate in P.E. the entire school year because of the swollen spleen. Ask doc about Mono?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 05:45 AM
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  • I had similar issues for years; a sore throat that wouldnt quit, and eventually it began to obstruct my breathing.I went to an ENT and discovered that I had acute tonsilitus; which was helping cause some stomach issues I was having as my tonsils were forming calcium deposits which were then breaking off and bleeding into my stomach. And for years the doctors didnt do anything! You might want to go to an ENT - (ear, nose, throat) doctor, they specialize and might be able to get to the root of the issue. Best of luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 07:29 AM
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