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It could be any of those things, but the only way to know is to see a doctor and get a throat culture done. Only a culture can tell you definitively if you have strep or not.
Since you have symptoms of an infection in your throat, don't perform oral until you've been seen, diagnosed and treated. Some bacteria and viruses can enter the urethra and cause infections.
Hi appleme624. Did you get to a doctor or have an appointment set up? Hope so!! Let us know how it goes.
It's something you should go have diagnosed and treated by a physician, or it could become chronic. If the tests come up negative, you may have to ask for a special test for a mycobacteria, which sometimes can result from your activity and is not detectable on regular tests, and requires a long treatment of antibiotics.