Odd symptoms, yellow crust in the back of my throat the most recent

Posted by jake098 @jake098, Apr 6, 2019

This is my first post here and I have to admit I am really frustrated at this point and hope I can get some help here.

I have been having a laundry list of odd symptoms. The most recent is an extremely dry and sore throat with swollen tonsils and a yellow discharge that has recently started drying on the back of my throat. I have also been having a bad case of oral thrush that leaves my mouth tasting like rot and salt, as well as rancid smelling/tasting belches.

The issue with my throat seems to coincide with the skin on my hands suddenly becoming extremely dry, flakey, and wrinkled.

I am HIV+ with an undetectable viral load but these symptoms scare me.

I have recently had my insurance changed so I can no longer go to the hospital I have been going to for the past 4 years and it seems my PCM is unwilling to listen to my symptoms.

I have other symptoms revolving around my renal system and GI but I don’t know if it would be pertinent to share those here or go to the correct section for them.

Any advice on how to get a trickster PCM to run more diagnostic tests than a physical exam would be much appreciated

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Hi @jake098, welcome to Connect.
You may find some good tips in this discussion:
– Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/your-tips-on-how-to-get-off-to-the-best-start-with-a-new-specialist/

The back of your throat certainly looks nasty. Might your doctor consider a referral to a specialist, like ENT? Sounds like there is more going on, but it would be a place to start.

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Hi @jake098, welcome to Connect.
You may find some good tips in this discussion:
– Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/your-tips-on-how-to-get-off-to-the-best-start-with-a-new-specialist/

The back of your throat certainly looks nasty. Might your doctor consider a referral to a specialist, like ENT? Sounds like there is more going on, but it would be a place to start.

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Thank you for your reply, I went to an urgent care out of network and they did a throat culture. Turns out it is Strep C and G

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@jake098

Thank you for your reply, I went to an urgent care out of network and they did a throat culture. Turns out it is Strep C and G

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Yikes. I'm glad you went to urgent care and got that checked out.

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