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Chronic sinusitis, Weight loss due to anxiety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   39 year old male with no history of drinking or smoking. Had sore throat for over a year..just recenly slight ear pain. I do have a post nasal drip which I've had for years and chronic sinus problems but never a sore throat. Went to ent did a scope and had a ct with contrast which showed nothing. I have sever health anxiety and I really worried that cancer may have been missed. I'v had no problems swallowing just soreness and a some achieness on either side of my throat...I'm so anxious I can't eat or sleep
Doctor :   Give me a moment, Let me read your query.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me breif you
Doctor :   when pertaining a history of chronic sinusitis there is always chances for post nasal drip and sore throat
Doctor :   Regarding such long period of sore throat it could also be due to stress and other eating habits
Doctor :   Some people have soreness in throat after consuming fatty meals
Doctor :   And also stress will induce too
User :   I never even thought it was a big deal until the actor was dianosed and I had same symptoms...and his was missed!
Doctor :   But when there is an post nasal drip then there are more favarable conditions for infections to remain longer which might have persistantly triggered inflamation resulting in soreness
Doctor :   Let me be frank
Doctor :   Its not always same with every one
Doctor :   There are many symptoms which are similar but the diagnosis will always vary
Doctor :   CT scan is such an effcicent diagnostic tool will sure not miss an malignancy
Doctor :   I will ask a few more questions to help you better
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any persistant weight loss
Doctor :   I meant drastic
User :   well...just from not eating from anxiety
Doctor :   ok
User :   10 lbs over two monthg
Doctor :   Do you develop hatredness to food
User :   no
Doctor :   or is it only difficulty in having it
User :   stomach n knots
Doctor :   Loss of appetite?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is there any Enlarged lymph nodes in the throat?
User :   no
Doctor :   Then the only cause is as said anxiety
Doctor :   And not a malignant change
Doctor :   So stop googling in the net
Doctor :   Be calm you have been examined by an expert and also CT contrast was taken both reported normal;
Doctor :   Need not worry
User :   I'm sorry this anxiet runs in the family I got hit the worste
User :   I hate it
Doctor :   When there is excess stress there also lies an chance to develop oral ulcers which will alos lead to soreness and difficulty swalloing
Doctor :   So will advise you either practise yoga/ meditation
Doctor :   So that you get diverted from the issue
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do consume lots of fruits and vegetables
User :   ok
Doctor :   Which supplieds enough antioxidants which fastebs healing
Doctor :   And you can also stick to luke warm food rather than hot foods
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no thanks a lot
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
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