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Hi, just recently in the past weeks, I developed a sore throat, but strangely, the pain was only confined to the left side. I merely brushed it off until I began to have earaches on the same side and both became extremely painful, to the point that I could barely eat, drink, or even swallow at all without agony. Since I have recently moved and have no GP at the moment, I went to a local urgent care and the doctor felt of my neck for swollen lymph nodes, which he did find one(on the left side of course), and checked my throat and ears. He said nothing about my ears, but only that he suspected I had pharyngitis and gave me a prescription of amoxicillin and to come back in a few days if nothing had changed. I plan on doing as recommended, but I'm very worried about possible throat cancer, and I'm aware that throat cancer is too vague a term to use correctly. Recently my girlfriend was diagnosed with HPV, and since she had her pap smear completed before we were active and it.was clear, which leads me to believe I'm possibly carrying HPV and I'm aware of the HPV- linked cancers on the rise. I'm not sure what to do next other than see a family doctor if the symptoms keep up. Any thoughts or advice is appreciated.
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