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Sore throat, runny noise, trouble swallowing and sometimes trouble breathing. Neck hurts when touched on right and pain when turn towards left. Help?

Sore throat, runny noise, trouble swallowing and sometimes trouble breathing. Neck hurts when touched on right and pain when turn towards left. Help?

You need to go to: a health care provider and be evaluated with a physical examination. I suspect you have a serious infection and need antibiotic treatment. Your description of symptoms is very worrisome. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, i burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back. Also hurts when i lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

I've had left side chest pain, hurts when i laugh, i burp alot. Pain goes to my shoulder, down my back.  Also hurts when i lay down. Alsowhen breathe?

Probably chest wall: It needs to be checked by your doctor but it seems it is in the chest wall according to your symptoms.The other causes can be gastro esophageal reflux, pleuritic pain.At your age it is unlikely to be from your heart.Get it checked by your doctor to find the exact cause. ...Read more

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My back hurts when i swallow or eat. Why?

My back hurts when i swallow or eat. Why?

Many things: Pancreatitis, gallbladder, gastric ulcer, many other possibilities....See your doctor! ...Read more

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Sudden upper back pain and hurts when I breathe in?

Sudden upper back pain and hurts when I breathe in?

Doctor can evaluate: Several possible reasons in a young adult, but one's doctor may want to check for a collapsed lung (pneumothorax, due to air leaking from inside the lung through it's lining, out into the space between the lung and the ribs). The site of the leak has some damage, which may heal itself. The leaked air stays inside the rib cage and takes up space, preventing the lung from fully inflating. ...Read more

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Pain in lower stomach and back hurts more when lie down stomach hurts when urine?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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When i swallow it hurts and my neck hurts ?

When i swallow it hurts and my neck hurts ?

Sore throat: Pain on swallowing can be due to a throat infection by a virus or strep. It also occur with inflammation of the thyroid gland or other neck structures. If painful swallowing persists without other signs of a viral infection, see your physician for evaluation,diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered and perhaps a referral to an otolaryngologist will be made if indicated. ...Read more

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My upper back hurts when I breathe or move. Like stabbing. Why?

My upper back hurts when I breathe or move. Like stabbing. Why?

It depends: It depends. If you recently exercised, did too much lifting, or are using a smartphone, computer screen or tablet you might have pain due to positioning. Any back pain that moves down arms or up neck needs to be addressed immediately. If your pain is persisting more than 30 mins, contact your on call doctor. Radiating pain- go directly to the nearest emergency room, don't drive yourself. ...Read more

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Lower back hurts when I walk?

Lower back hurts when I walk?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing,  but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

TMJ: It's possible that you have "Temporomandibular Joint syndrome", also known as "TMJ Syndrome". This is not scary, and most of the time it resolves on it's own, if you experience pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are okay to take. If or gets worse, you can see a doctor for prescription medication and sometimes they can do an injection. Grinding your teeth at night is a common cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Knot in upper back hurts when taking a deep breath?

Knot in upper back hurts when taking a deep breath?

Muscle Spasm: Trigger points are bands of taut muscle areas that hurt when pressed upon and radiate to other areas than just the painful spot that is pressed upon. Most times stretching and massage of that area relieves these spots, however sometime they continue and need to be addressed by your doctor. ...Read more

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During lunch, whenever I swallow,I feel its difficulty to swallow. And when i touch my throat when swallowing, food goes down more left side of throat

During lunch, whenever I swallow,I feel its difficulty to swallow. And when i touch my throat when swallowing, food goes down more left side of throat

Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms in a healthy, young adult, can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (to check for strep throat). The doctor can look for a throat mass or swelling. ...Read more

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Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Sharp pain around left tonsil region.  It's not a sore throat feeling. doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Eagles Syndrome: Could be Eagles Syndrome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_syndrome See an ENT surgeon tor diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of chest and back pain when i eat and swallow?

Get eval: The cause necessary inorder to treat. If you can find a way to go to a GI doctor, i think you would find your answer. ...Read more

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The area behind my tongue hurts when swallowing oj?

The area behind my tongue hurts when swallowing oj?

Inflamed???: May be inflamed try avoiding acids and see if fully resolves. ...Read more

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Back Pain on right side radiates to the front lower rib area. Hurts when I breath or cough. Hurts to lay down even.

Get evaluated: You should have your chest pain evaluated by a physician in person. Several serious conditions could be causing those symptoms including pneumonia, blood clots in your lung, tumors, and gallstones. Less serious causes like viruses or muscle tears/spasms could also be the source. Best to have a professional help you sort it out. ...Read more