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Bruise On Throat
Throat feels like it is bruised. Inside throat doesn't hurt. Normal energy. No fever. Do have allergies but never had this before. Still have tonsils?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
I have unexplained bruises on my throat. One appears, stays a week, fades away and another appears. This has been occurring for six weeks.?
Palatal trauma: The simple causes are snoring with palatal vibration that may be forceful, or excessive throat clearing with the palate. However, in the absence of traumatic bruising of the palate, one has to be concerned about spontaneous bruising or ecchymoses of the palate. This could signal a systemic condition, and a thorough evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
Viral infection?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
My throat has felt bruised on the outside for a couple of weeks. Today I noticed the left side feels enlarged and lump while the right side doesn't?
Reactive: This is most likely an enlarged lymph node. The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more
I have a bruise above my collarbone that got worse after smoking spice on the lower left front of my throat. It always comes and goes but never ths bad?
Evaluation: You should see your doctor for evaluation and blood test to find cause of problem. ...Read more
Swollen Throat: If you truly can't swallow get off the internet and go right to the ER, call an ambulance if no one can take you. ...Read more
My throat is hurting very bad, almost like a bruise, like someone punched me inside my throat. It burns as well like its on fire.
Infection: Pharyngitis, a throat inflammation, is most commonly due to a viral infection which usually resolves without any specific treatment within a week. If the sore throat worsens instead of gradually improving, a throat culture to check for strep is recommended as this would be treated with antibiotics. Gargle with warm salt water, suck on lozenges and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) in the meantime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, my throat feels swollen and bruised at the front near my larynx. I don't have a temperature and other than that I feel fine. Please help, thanks.?
Possible thyroditis: Get ths checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
Hit in the throat with heavy object, still lump for a week, is that normal? I'm wondering if I should be concerned, no bruise or hard time breathing
Hi, this morning I was applying my make up and noticed my jawline and chin felt bruised. It feels like its travelling down my throat. Not sore inside.
Hit in the throat with heavy object, had a lump for few days, is that normal? I'm wondering if I should be concerned, no bruise or hard time breathing
? multiple causes: Your symptoms could be caused by various processes including but not limited to: tooth abcess, throat infection, soft tissue trauma, fever blisters with secondary bacterial infection, and soft tissue infection among many others. If the condition goes away in 5-7 days, then no worries. Otherwise see your PCP for eval and possible referral. ...Read more
I got hit with my laptop in the throat, there's no bruise or hard time breathing, but I have a lump for week, is that normal?
No: It's not normal, it could be a deep hematoma as a result of the trauma. I suggest you watch it closely and if it won't shrink in next few days see your PCP or an ER visit for further evaluation ...Read more
Got into fight. Was in a choke hold. Extremely soar throat/neck area. Hurts to touch, swallow, and move up and down. Bruised windpipe or more serious?
Potentially serious.: You should have this checked out today, in the emergency room. This could be very serious! ...Read more
Hit in the throat with the top of my laptop. Lump in throat for a few days, no bruise, breathing fine, just lump. Should I be worried about my neck?
No: If you can breathe without difficulty and are able to swallow without difficulty you are probably not going to have any problems. The swelling is probably secondary to some soft tissue swelling from your injury and should start getting better in the next day or so. ...Read more
I have 3 white pockets in the back of my throat and my throat aches like a bruise when I swallow and yawn. Could that be strep?
Yes: See your doctor for a quick test to confirm. ...Read more