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I have pharyngeal fold swelling on only the right side, with pain into my ear and difficulty swallowing and speaking. No clear systemic symptoms?

I have pharyngeal fold swelling on only the right side, with pain into my ear and difficulty swallowing and speaking. No clear systemic symptoms?

Strep vs Mono: If you are having throat pain and swelling that is impairing your ability to swallow and speak clearly you should be evaluated in-person promptly in an urgent care or ER to ensure your airway is protected. There are medicines that can be given in the above settings to ensure your symptoms improve pending some additional testing. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes thymus swelling?

What causes thymus swelling?

Also consider...: Good's syndrome, which is a rare immunodeficiency that has been described in adults and is manifested by thymoma in conjunction with a combined cellular/humoral immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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What causes facial swelling?

What causes facial swelling?

Many possibilities: there can be multiple causes for facial swelling. Depending on the location of the face, the duration, the reason for onset, etc. many possibilities exist. Allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune to name a few. Suggest you schedule a visit with your primary care doc or a healthtap prime or concierge appt to get a more accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What causes sacral swelling?

What causes sacral swelling?

Sacral swelling: Swelling in this area is difficult to predict. It could be a pilonidal cyst or a lipoma or an abscess or a malignancy . I would recommend a referral to see a general surgeon who would be able to take your history and examine you and make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Theoretically: Everything could. However, if you are asking about Lidocaine injected to induce local anesthesia, the swelling might be not only due to volume given but small bruise (hematoma) as well. Swelling can also be sign of inflammation or allergic reaction, with that broad question you might be better off discussing your specifics with the health professional. ...Read more

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Can an epidural cause face swelling?

Can an epidural cause face swelling?

If you have allergy: To the numbing medicine used during an epidural. If your tongue swells and you have hard time breathing, go to the er. If the symptom is mild, it will get better on it's own. ...Read more

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Dose taking lisinopil cause swelling?

Dose taking lisinopil cause swelling?

Where ?: Lisinopril can cause swelling around the mouth and you must tell your doctor asap if this occurred or call 911 and go to the nearest er. ...Read more

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What causes swelling above the navel?

What causes swelling above the navel?

A hernia, maybe: Umbilical hernias are swellings or protrusions that occur right above the navel or belly button. ...Read more

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Could stress cause swelling of the face?

Probably not: You should probably see your doctor so that he/she can see what 's going on. ...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