Throat cancer blood tests

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Avatar m tn The difficulty swallowing, can also happen due to iron deficiency anemia causing Plummer-Vinson syndrome, where there changes to the soft lining of the throat. This can be detected by a simple blood test. Check with your doctor to rule out this condition. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn 5 – 21 times How to do Ujjayi When you clear your throat, you tighten your throat and breath out, twice, with a pause in between. . Now if you reverse this, that is, tighten the throat and breath in continuously for abour 8 to 12 seconds, then hold your breath for 4 seconds with the chin down, then chin up, close right nostril and slowly breath out through left nostril, you have just done Ujjayi pranayam.You will feel like coughing initially.
Avatar f tn Both parents are alive and well. No medical problems except I am homozygous for factor V leiden (dx Feb 2012 by blood tests after 2nd blood clot as a result of birth control which I am no longer taking). It all started in June when I noticed hard tiny (about the size of a pea) lymph nodes in my groin area. I went to my doctor because I was a little freaked out.
Avatar f tn It may be nothing since your blood tests were normal. Did you have a complete blood count done too? The itching may be an allergy to a food or contact with it externally. I am allergic, among other things to antipersperants (aluminum chorohydrate) and all of them have this ingrediant. I have to use Crystal deoderant which is only potassium choride. Sometimes an itch on one side can be a neurological thing.I would see another doctor.
Avatar n tn Hi again, I got blood tests and seen by a pathologist and an ent dotor. The blood test was a blood count+ something else to see if I have an infection. Everything was normal and I have no signs of infection. So tomorrow I will have an ultrasound in my throat and an another visit to the ENT. Still I am worried as I also have a tickling sensation in my throat today. I am also having an urine test tomorrow but not for that.
Avatar m tn They didn't pick up anything until I asked for T3 and T4 tests. The throat swelling could be a goiter and blood obviously flows to the thyroid so it could just be that they didn't test for the right things. Nodules, swellings and general increases in size are all thyroid behaviour which is treatable.
Avatar m tn I have had numerous tests including STD's(including AIDS/HIV), blood tests for CBC and liver and kidney functions, mono, urine cultures, etc. and all came back fine. One ENT did a CT of my head and said I had a severe sinus infection. After two weeks of Cipro it didn't help my symptoms. I have recently been battling lower abdominal pain that referred to my left testicle that was fairly bothersome.
Avatar n tn It's great that your tests were all normal, and i'm sorry you're tasting blood, that must be very worrisome. Expecially the blood that dripped out after coughing at the toilet. This could have been from breaking some small capillaries which is common with forceful coughing. GERD often causes a sour taste which may be part of what you're tasting. I like bhups1's reccommendation to try the GERD treatment for a few weeks and then tell your doc how it's going.
Avatar m tn i went to my doctors for about 3 weeks before he did anything? i had blood tests done on my thyroid and other stuff?? im worried about cancer all the time as i lost a friend through it!!! can my bloods rule out cancer of the throat??
1090515 tn?1276173231 We have decided to do a TT. since my tests my throat has been sore, and today I have not voice. Is this normal or wonder if I have infection? How long does it take to recover from TT? and what should I expect. I meet next week with a surgeon, he has 34 yrs. experience. Any suggestions for helping the throat? I seem to get bronchitis and appears to be this starting. Yuck. Thank you, for your replies.
Avatar n tn I have mentioned this to my doctor, but they rebutted my theory because my blood tests were normal. Can a person have a normal blood test and still have Grave’s disease? The following are my test results. Thyroglobulin: <1 Reference range: < or = 1 IU/mL Thyroid peroxidase antibodies: 1 Reference range: <9 IU mL T3 uptake: 29 Reference range: 22-35% T4(thyroxine: 8.5 Reference range: 4.
Avatar m tn Its unlikely to be due to sexualy transmitted diseases. Spitting up blood can occur in throat infections. Strep sore throat needs to be treated with an antibiotic as strep is a bacteria. Viral sore throat is best treated with rest, warm oral fluids and (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain.
Avatar f tn My question's are - 1) Is the throat pain is sign of throat cancer caused by HPV, since I did oral sex? 2) Is the pain i penis is symptom of penile cancer caused by HPV? 3) Is it caused b Gonorrhoea? 4) If it is any STD, since now it is almost 6 months, can treatment makes it cure? I am really thankful to MedHelp, the way they guided me and remove my fear of HIV. I am really want to donate this organisation. Please doctor help me in this regard as well.
358304 tn?1409713092 oh you sound just like me i too am battling health anxiety and cancer phobia is my worst one i think youd be very young to have throat cancer i work on a head and neck unit and i see these kinds of things but your anxiety is flooring you like it does it starts with a little symptom innocent and you blow that up you are also hypersensitive to fear by then so looking for different sensations or pain and bingo its there the thought and it wont go and the more you get the worse it becomes innocent s
Avatar f tn They tested her and found out that she has strep throat. They also found blood in her urine sample and want her to get it tested again later for a cause. My mom has just beaten breast cancer and she, understandably, gets a bit worried when tests have any kind of unusual results. I realize it may not be anything really bad but after everything she has been through I also worry a bit about this. Can anyone tell me if perhaps these two are linked or if it may be something else entirely.
Avatar m tn Every time I go to the ENT he says, 'It hasn't been 5 years. Cancer doesn't grow that fast.' Two weeks ago, I had a lot of phlegm in my throat and when I brought it up, it was bright red blood. This was repeated a few days later. I have since learned on Dr. Oz Show that I have Silent Reflux, similar to GERD, but no heart burn, only constant coughing.
Avatar m tn Is this just some form of post-cold trouble, or post-nasal drip? My paranoid self says it's throat cancer or esophogal cancer, but I don't think so....I'm fairly young, relatively acceptable diet, and a non-smoker.
Avatar f tn Untill about a month ago I went to a routine gyno visit and she noticed my thyroid was enlarged. So after blood tests and ultrasounds, I had my results sent over to my family practice doctor. He asked me several questions about my health and family history. My mother was diagnosed with hypothyroidsm in her early 20s as well as her older sister. He ran a whole battery of tests on me including blood work and chest scan and ekg.
422886 tn?1203358111 I went through extensive testing about 4 years ago. They biopsied my thyroid (no cancer), ran multiple blood tests, and a barium tests on my throat (found no obstructions). This is when they did come to a conclusion my enlarged thyroid was due to hashimotos. I have adapted to this problem to the point I don't notice how often I clear my throat; however, I am a teacher. My students have noticed numerous times.
Avatar m tn I did some research on fungal infections and it turns out they can affect your entire body, including the throat. I've worried so much about things like throat cancer since my grandfather got it, also lymphoma is something i stress about, ive spent too much time reading on the net, no answers for a year im left with no choice, i have an ENT appointment feb 21st that took AGES to get. Should i push for a biopsy? just to be sure?
Avatar n tn This condition is so horrific because it doesn't show up on any tests. Now I take medication for high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. I try very hard to "accent the positive" and remember how blessed I am in many ways, but still --- a life of chronic pain in my throat. I hate going to restaurants because I choke so easily and then cough like crazy to the point that people rush to bring me water.
Avatar n tn I too have the feeling of a rubberband being around my throat as thou the blood is being cut off. There is no visible swelling thou. I am currently going through some tests. I am having a sonogram done tomorrow, had blood work done today and will have the tube put down my throat on Monday in hopes of finding the answer to this. I am also on Nexium. I do have a slightly elevated lever enzyme. Otherwise I am & have been extremely healthy all of my life.
Avatar n tn Often people mistakenly call the cancer in the thyroid throat cancer as the thyroid sits in the throat area. You would be best to post your question in the cancer forum.
Avatar f tn I had a full blood count test (among other general blood tests) done as I have not been feeling well lately, and am starting to get worried that I may have some sort of cancer. But my results came back perfect and my doctor told me that if I did have some sort of a tumor or cancer some of my results would have shown something suspicious (i.e: an elevated white blood count). Is this true?
Avatar n tn I have been to the doctors, and they say my lymph nodes are not swollen, they did various blood tests and everything was perfectly normal except my lymphocyte count was fractionally down which they said indicated an infection. i was given amoxicillin. I am also getting occasional noises in my ears when i swallow and every now and again slight uncomfortable feelings in one or both ears. However, my symtoms persist, and im scared it could be some kind of cancer.
215220 tn?1191460464 I went to the ER and got the usual treatment for TN of IV meds, Dilantan, and steroids. They took my blood pressure and it was 150/ 98. Asked me if I had high blood pressure normally. I do not. I did have pre-eclampsia with my children. But resolved after delivery. Got a scrip for steroids and Vicoden. Thought that was going to take care of it. Felt better for a few days but gradually the pain came back. It started to last longer each episode. Instead of a few hours a day it would last 5 or 6.
Avatar f tn I went to and ENT because my singing voice changed a little and he inserted a probe in my nose to my throat to look at on a monitor. He told me I had a nozzle on my throat very small but it was not cancer. I was even concerned about that. He sent me to speech therapy to reduce the nozzle. But I don't think that has anything to do with the tickle because the tickle switch sides and the nozzle is on one side. I've sang for many years and this is devastating to me.
2072957 tn?1331589054 I went to the doctor today and she wants me to go back tomorrow for some blood tests to see what my white blood cells are doing. Has anyone else had anything like this and can anyone tell me what they are looking for in the blood tests they want to take? Any help would be much appreciated.
1277632 tn?1327598315 Pain in the neck could be due to a variety if issues such as musculoskeletal, infection or possibly cancer. Cancer of the throat may involve the vocal cords, larynx, or other areas of the throat. This usually presents with abnormal breathing sounds, cough with or without blood, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness that does not get better in 1 - 2 weeks, neck pain, swelling or lumps in the neck, sore throat that not get better, or unintentional weight loss.