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What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

What is cause for 3 week very sore throat/strangled feeling in neck negative for strep, thyroid, herpes, mono?

Next step is a: CT and/or ENT (ear nose throat) consultation. At your age the most common things are tonsil/ adenoids enlargement, thymoma, laryngeal polyp and thrush (fungal infection). Sometimes esophagitis from acid reflux can also cause similar feeling. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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Help! Could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Help! Could sore throat cause back of neck to hurt?

Glands swollen: If the glands in you neck are swollen with your sore throat they can irritate the neck muscles and the back of your neck can hurt. If it continues for more than a few days see your dr.

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Can there be any way neck pain can cause a sore throat?

Can there be any way neck pain can cause a sore throat?

Throat and nex: Neck pain cannot cause a sore throat. Occasionally, viral upper respiratory infections can cause neck pain by causing muscle pain.

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What can cause constant pain inside the front of my neck? Not like a sore throat, but in the neck.

What can cause constant pain inside the front of my neck? Not like a sore throat, but in the neck.

Several poss. Causes: Thyroid enlargement, muscle spasm, lymph node swelling, vessel problems, etc. If this is a concern, I would recommend you have your primary care doctor look at it asap. If your doctor is an osteopathic physician who can, besides doing all the md assessments, also look at causes such as claviclular locking, rib or hyoid dysfunction which are common causes of such pain, that would be a bonus.

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What can cause headaches/neck aches/sore throat?

What can cause headaches/neck aches/sore throat?

Infection: Common viral & bacterial infections as well as some toxin exposures can cause Headaches/neck aches/sore throat.Treatment can be symptomatic - NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxen (stay away from aspirin-still a risk for Reyes syndrome, even in adults). If it is severe or lasts more than a few days, definitely consult your doctor.Antibiotic/antiviral treatment may be in order.

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Does acid reflux cause neck and shoulder tension? Feels like food is stuck, wants to come up and swollen neck. No sore throat.

Does acid reflux cause neck and shoulder tension? Feels like food is stuck, wants to come up and swollen neck. No sore throat.

Yes it can.: Acid Reflux can cause Heart burn, Stomach irritation after you eat. If this has been untreated for years can lead to scarring of lower part of Esophagus and there by narrowing. Preventing the normal passage of food to stomach. And you can feel food is stuck in chest, throat. There are other causes for this symptoms too. I do not know your age. Get examined by GI for definitive Dx

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25 y old male. If you have sore throat/cold would that cause lymph nodes in arm pit to enlarge? I thought only neck lymph nodes enlarge with sore throat

25 y old male. If you have sore throat/cold would that cause lymph nodes in arm pit to enlarge? I thought only neck lymph nodes enlarge with sore throat

Need exam: A sore throat will cause the lymph glands in the neck to enlarge, but not the axillary or arm pit nodes. If there is not cut, abrasion, or rash on the arm, then you need to be see your DR. If you have the cut, abrasion or rash, and the nodes do not go down in two weeks, then you need to be seen.

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Coughing up yellow/white mucus, sore throat and glands around neck. Been 15 days & not better. What could cause throat to be sore for this long?

Coughing up yellow/white mucus, sore throat and glands around neck. Been 15 days & not better. What could cause throat to be sore for this long?

Need throat culture: Although the symptoms may still be due to a viral infection, it is time for you to obtain a throat culture to specifically determine if you have a bacterial infection of the throat and obtain specific antibiotic treatment.

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Can having a sore throat and fluid in ears cause fibromyalgia pain to feel 100 times worse.? Back of my neck and shoulders feel beat up.

Can having a sore throat and fluid in ears cause fibromyalgia pain to feel 100 times worse.? Back of my neck and shoulders feel beat up.

Of course: You are describing what sounds like an ear infection of some kind. This leads to an inflammatory response which then heightens your pain as it affects your nerve endings in general.

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

Infection: Anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection. All the best.

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What can cause swollen lymp nodes in neck, a low grade fever, and a sore throat every month for almost a year?

What can cause swollen lymp nodes in neck, a low grade fever, and a sore throat every month for almost a year?

See your doctor: You need a good history and physical. The symptoms you present are nonspecific enough that answers could range from cancer to chronic fatigue. To parasites. Write down your symptoms, the timing and duration, and how they impact your daily life. Bring the list with you. Best wishes.

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I had a sore throat and runny/stuffy burning nose, my lymph nodes in my neck feel sore when pressed against. Is this okay or a cause for concern?

I had a sore throat and runny/stuffy burning nose, my lymph nodes in my neck feel sore when pressed against. Is this okay or a cause for concern?

Sounds like routine: Viral upper respiratory infection. (a cold). Tender swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck are common with sore throat.If not better in 5-7 days or run a fever, see your doctor.

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Can an ear wax buildup cause a sore throat and neck under the ears?

Can an ear wax buildup cause a sore throat and neck under the ears?

Not related: Typical ear wax building up may cause hearing difficulty, but not the cause of your sore throat and neck under the ears. See your doctor early for evaluation and treatment.

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Will genital herpes cause you to have a cold with a sore throat, painful neck, and ears?

Will genital herpes cause you to have a cold with a sore throat, painful neck, and ears?

Unlikely: Unless you do have an outbreak or herpes in the areas involved, the presence of genital herpes should not cause you to have symptoms somewhere else except in places where there is an infection. Consider another infection for those symptoms.

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Sore throat, headaches, sharp pain on back of neck & persistent pain (3/10) at base of left ear only. Recently treated 4 bronchitis. Causes?

New infection: Sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection. An infection of the throat by a virus can cause pain to radiate up into the ear and vise versa. Try taking some ibuprofen, drink lots of fluids and rest. If you develop shortness of breath or high fever then you should see your doctor again. If your throat is red, swollen and has white patches on it, then you should see your doctor.

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I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

I have a sore throat and my neck is stiff I'm weak in the arms and legs feeling dizzy and coughing and I'm feeling warm what's the cause?

URTI: You are ill and may have strep, other bacterial/viral infection, mycoplasma, retropharyngeal abscess and /obronchitis/pneumonia. Would seek medical attention soon. The stiff neck is concerning, is it just the sides of your shoulders or do you have difficult bending your neck forward? Do you have sensitivity to light? Nausea? headache? if so it is a medical emergency and go to the ER immediately

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What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

Neck Veins: If the vein sticking out is long term, that's your normal Occ neck veins get inflamed due to head and neck infections, but you would then be very sick

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Could a sore throat make my thyroid enlarged?

Could a sore throat make my thyroid enlarged?

Thyroid: Yes. Viral or bacterial throat infections can cause thyroidits. Usually the thyroid is painful.

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Persistant achy sore throat at the bottom of neck below thyroid?

Persistant achy sore throat at the bottom of neck below thyroid?

Other than thyroid?: Sounds like something other than thyroid, but still should be seen by your doctor to make sure it's not strep throat.

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