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I have two swollen pockets on teh back of my throat, one on each side. What are they?

I have two swollen pockets on teh back of my throat, one on each side. What are they?

Probably tonsils: Sometimes tonsils can form crypts or crevasses which look like pockets. As long as there are no symptoms there is little to worry about. They are more likely to form if there is a past history of tonsillitis. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Cut iron pill in half. Take everynight. Felt like got stuck. Gaggin, burnin, now swollen. Next day still pain, swollen, one side hard in back of throat. Scared?

Cut iron pill in half. Take everynight. Felt like got stuck. Gaggin, burnin, now swollen. Next day still pain, swollen, one side hard in back of throat. Scared?

This feels terrible,: Doesn't it? Obviously you were trying to deal with a large pill, but it still didn't go down smoothly. Drinking with LOTS of water helps. The pill could have traumatized your pharynx/esophagus, perhaps scratching/even ulcerating an area. The sensation can last for days but should slowly improve. As long as you can swallow and no blood, OK to watch. If worsens/persists, need to see Doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Feeling of a lump in my throat. One side at the back of my throat looks swollen but there's no pain. What could this be?

Feeling of a lump in my throat. One side at the back of my throat looks swollen but there's no pain. What could this be?

Is it red?: Redness, swelling & pain are the hallmarks of viral or bacterial pharyngitis (inflammation of throat/pharynx) or tonsillitis. Fever might also be present, along with other typical symptoms of upper respiratory infection (cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, ear ache). If you don't seem ill, I think you can watch it. Might be inflammatory tissue that will recede on own; if doesn't go away, see doc ...Read more

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Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat: You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection (s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more

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Can clenching teeth cause swollen one side back of neck?

Can clenching teeth cause swollen one side back of neck?

Probably not: If you are swollen, you may have an infection. You should see a physician to rule out neck problem. If it s a surface skin problem, they may refer you to a dermotologist.
Teeth clenching may cause mild to moderate jaw muscle pain and rarely neck (muscle) pain, but not swelling. ...Read more

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For the past 3 weeks I have had a swollen lymph node on the back and side of my neck and now feel one in my groin area. Should I be worried?

For the past 3 weeks I have had a swollen lymph node on the back and side of my neck and now feel one in my groin area. Should I be worried?

Would not be worried: However, these need to be checked out by a physician and in the context of your medical history and a full medical exam. Go ahead and schedule an appointment. Enlarged lymph nodes are usually a sign of transient infection. They can rarely be an early sign of cancer, which needs to be diagnosed as early as possible. ...Read more

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My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. He has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. He has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are busy doing what they are supposed to, fighting inflammation and helping to eliminate whatever your son had that was producing fever. They will return to normal in time. Best wishes for the holidays. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?

I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in

Probably benign: Enlarged nodes in a 14 year old are probably not serious, but if they are getting larger, they should be investigated. Measure them carefully and repeat in two or three weeks. If they've not changed in six months, they are probably nothing. ...Read more

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I have a suspecious mole but my dermatologist said its not melanoma. Does one swollen lymph node on the back of the neck right side can indicate there is melanoma?

Biopsy the mole: If you are concerned about a mole, the safest and thing would be to perform a biopsy on the mole. That would be the first step. A swollen lymph node can caused by many different things such as infections. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen on one side and I have a fever?

My throat is swollen on one side and I have a fever?

Potentially bad: If this is truly one sided swelling and pain...

It is concerning for peritonsillar abcess. This needs treatment. See your doc today.

If it is really both sides then ignore above. ...Read more

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One side of my husbands throat is swollen. What can this be?

One side of my husbands throat is swollen. What can this be?

Can be infectious: One can have one sided tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If this isn't associated with sore throat symptoms, you should see an ent asap. Also if there is any breathing issues, drooling, severe difficulty with opening your mouth I would see an ent or the er. L, as one can develop an abscess. Otherwise you can see your primary to see if antibiotics are warranted ...Read more

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I'm concerned since one side of my throat is swollen, what to do?

I'm concerned since one side of my throat is swollen, what to do?

Get checked out now: Sudden swelling would make me think infection or inflammation. My recommendation is that you get seen at an urgent care or emergency room, where exam and lab studies could be done and threat to airway can be assessed. Pharyngitis (strep throat) is common, but tonsillar absess, angioedema, epiglottitis and other are conditions that need to be ruled out and need urgent treatment. ...Read more

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One side of throat always gets irritated/slightly swollen after smelling chemicals or tasting certain things. Allergic, sensitive, or both?

One side of throat always gets irritated/slightly swollen after smelling chemicals or tasting certain things. Allergic, sensitive, or both?

See ENT: Some people developed an oversensitive response to odors and chemicals and the mechanism is not known. Since only one side is involved, you should consult an ENT to find out if there is any underlying inflammation at that side of the throat to render it so sensitive. ...Read more

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Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Symptoms:Swollen, whitish and slightly painful behind lipsRed painful dots on tonguePainful clusters on sides of tongueRed spots at back of throat?

Virus: What you describe sounds like a viral infection. The most likely infection would be Herpes Simplex. An allergic reaction to medication or food could do this as well with citrus fruits being the likely culprit in the food category. You should see a doctor ASAP and get this problem diagnosed and treated.. ...Read more

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Back left side of throat is swollen with white bumps. Very painful what could this be?

Back left side of throat is swollen with white bumps. Very painful what could this be?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have this swollen little bump in the way back of my throat on the left side. I have to turn my head to the right to see it. Is this normal?

Depends: It could be normal anatomy of the region. It is true however that anatomy favors bilateral symmetry. If the condition worsens or you are worried consult with an md, especially an ENT (otorhinolaryngologist). ...Read more

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What does it mean if only one side of your throat is sore and swollen?

What does it mean if only one side of your throat is sore and swollen?

Abscess?: Peritonsillar abscess (pta), also called a quinsy or abbreviated as pta is a recognized complication of tonsillitis and consists of a collection of pus beside the tonsil in what is referred to as peritonsilar space. ...Read more

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The back of my throat is swollen but it is just on the left side and it hurts anytime I swallow?

The back of my throat is swollen but it is just on the left side and it hurts anytime I swallow?

Viral infection: Sounds like the beginning of a viral upper respiratory infection (common cold). If you're concerned, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat discomfort 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 throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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The back left side of my tongue and throat feel like they are swollen and it's increasingly painful to swollow. It's gotten so bad that the pain in my?

Urgent evaluation: Swelling at the back of the tongue and throat can be serious, especially if you are having difficulty swallowing. You could be having an allergic reaction to something, or you could have an abscess growing, among other problems. You should get evaluated at an urgent care clinic or emergency room as soon as possible before it gets worse. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump in the back of my throat on the right side. There's no pain or redness, but it has a white spot on it. What could this be?

I have a swollen lump in the back of my throat on the right side. There's no pain or redness, but it has a white spot on it. What could this be?

Possibly a tonsil: It might be your tonsil with a small chunk of debris within it. There are various names for the material including tonsil stones and my favorite "tonsil cheese." your doctor should be able to check this for you. Tonsil cheese is common and not dangerous although it can be annoying and give you bad breath. ...Read more