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Throat pain. Cough, black thread like particles with phlegm. Increased esr rate. Problem?

hi sir,
i had a throat pain since 2 months ...i consulted the doctor and he took a ultrasonic neck scan and thyroid test but the result was normal. but the esr rate has been increased to 60...i m 24 yrs .......he told that there is an infection in my throat thats y it it so????when i cough and spit some black thread like particles also came with the phlegm ....not always...2-3 times this a serious problm
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding throat pain and cough for last 2 months, you are also pssing black thread like particles in your phlegm.

Your symptoms re favoring for chronic infection either in throat or in chest. Since you have throat pain so some short of infection is likely to be there. You are now advice for these basic test to confirm the pathology.-

(a) X-Ray chest ( P.A.view).

(b) Sputum for C/S, Afb, Fungus.

(c) X-Ray paranasal sinuses.

Beside this a thorough examination of throat to find out any local cause as- tonsillitis, Laryngitis etc. After this clinical co-relation with inferences of investigations will one to pin point the diagnosis that lateron may be accordingly plan for treatment.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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