Q. Are tonsil stones, sore throat, and swollen gums symptoms of oral or throat cancer?

Answered by Dr. Syed Tehmid and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

 

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Hello doctor,

I have tonsil stones, sore throat, swollen gums, and dry cough. Is this the symptoms of oral or throat cancer?


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Dr. Syed Tehmid
MS ENT ., MBBS
Otolaryngology (E.N.T

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

A recurrent sore throat can occur in a number of pathologies. Most often it is as a result of some local pathology like Rhinosinusitis, nasopharyngitis, tonsillitis, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux). Rather than relapsing and recurring course malignancies tend to have a progressive course. Further age is a crucial factor.

Younger people usually do not have malignancies. Your doctor must have checked your throat, and he would for sure have picked something if there was any such thing. GERD and LPR are mainly known to cause recurrent sore throat. Malignancy is the last thing one would suspect at your age.

 
 
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