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What causes sore throat with a negative sputum test? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:HI Doc, GM
User:Doc I have some kind of throat problem. I feel some kind of soar problem, something blocking my throat
Doctor:Good morning.
Doctor:Can you explain further?
User:I went for sputum test as per suggested by doctor. But the result was negative
User:still i feel that disturbance
User:& also urine test as well. Everything was negative
Doctor:I would like to know since when this problem has been there?
User:Its almost a year now
User:I did Mantoux test as well
Doctor:Since its for more than a year, may I know if this is a continuous symptom or if it occurs as intermittent problem?
User:continuous problem
Doctor:Is there any other symptom associated?
User:No doc. I dnt have any coughing problem nor any other symptoms
Doctor:What treatment options have you tried?
Doctor:And may I know your age?
User:Since the result was negative & doctor told that there is no problem so i didn't go for any further treatment. I am 25 now
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The throat blocking sensation that you describe can be caused due to few conditions.
Doctor:First and foremost is local problem. Infection is one such local problem.
Doctor:But other inflammatory and non inflammatory condition may also be the cause.
Doctor:Some patients have structural abnormality in the throat such as rings and diverticulum
User:& what would be that cause doc.
Doctor:which produce throat blocking sensation.
Doctor:Similarly patients suffering from anemia and GERD also have throat discomfort / chocking or blocking sensation.
Doctor:Smear test rules out some infection; but you still need few more tests to confirm / rule out all other causes.
Doctor:You should consult an ENT surgeon and a gastroenterologist
Doctor:and get the necessary tests done.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes doc.
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:Sure I will go for the further test. No more question. Thank you so much doc.
User:Thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Bye for now.
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