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Oral Cancer

Throat and ear

04/07/2009

Question:

ihad a severe sharp sore throat about 3 weeks ago accompanied by a feeling of lethargy and general unwellness. it lasted for about 3 days and went. 2 days later i developed another sore throat but not as bad. it`s worse in the mornings and then fades until the evening. during the day i have a constant need to try and clear the back of my nose by trying to cough up phlegm. It`s only ever a small amount and sometimes a pale green colour. now my left pinna is also giving me sharp stabbing pains and is tender to the touch. I am worried i may have some form of oral cancer.

Answer:

Your primary care physician might help to evaluate those multiple sites. If the symptoms persist at the same location more than 2 weeks, you might need to be consulted to an ENT surgeon.

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Response by:

Enver  Ozer, MD Enver Ozer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University