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Pain on throat, chin, swollen gums, dry mouth. Scope test, xray negative. Positive rheumatoid factor. Cancer, guide?

Hi. I am a 43 year old female, mother of four. I have been to ENT three times in last two and a half years, and Oral Maxofacial Dr. two times as well. I have on and off right-sided throat pain, as well as pain under my chin (maybe a gland). The ENT did a scope test twice. He said it was Negative. Maxofacial Dr. did exam & x-rays & couldn't figure it out. It was quiet for a while. However, Pain started up again about a week and a half ago. Gums on bottom of mouth are all swollen in back right side; right sided throat pain; gland under chin on right side hurts to touch and sometimes aches out of nowhere; mouth gets very dry sometimes. Throat hurts to talk. Dr. also did blood work for Sjogren's as my daughter has marker for it & pos ANA & Raynauds. I was negative - only positive for Rheumatoid Factor. Please help! Do you think it's cancer?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Your symptoms not sounds like cancer right now. As you have already examined by a group of doctors so any malignancy has definitely been ruled out by them. Nothing to worry right now. As rheumatoid factor is positive you should better concentrate on this issue. There are many causes for this. Rheumatoid arthritis,. sjogren, dermatomyositis many other causes are there also.Consult an internal medicine specialist/ Rheumatologist.
Answered: Thu, 30 May 2013
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