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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?

Get it checked out: 'Lumps' in your throat may be something simple like an enlarged tonsil or could be due to more serious issues like tumor. Lack of pain suggests that there is no infection or inflammation, but doesn't tell us anything more. This is where a visual exam becomes important. You should get this lump checked out by a medical specialist or doctor. ...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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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 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