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My tonsils are swollen and hurt like i have a needle in my throat. I saw a yellow thing coming out from one of the holes in my tonsil. What can it be?

My tonsils are swollen and hurt like i have a needle in my throat. I saw a yellow thing coming out from one of the holes in my tonsil. What can it be?

Tonsil stone: Tonsil stones or tonsilloliths, are a common cause for concern, but are generally benign. They can be a source of pain and bad breath however. Try gargling with salt water if this is a recurring problem or sometimes using a waterpik can help prevent these. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal for my throat to itch when i get mad? My face gets hot and cold and feels like hot needles are poking me from the inside. Normal or not?

Is it normal for my throat to itch when i get mad? My face gets hot and cold and feels like hot needles are poking me from the inside. Normal or not?

Anger: It seems you're describing a unique experience that happens to you, when you get "mad." here, your whole being responds to emotional distress. It is uncomfortable, but not health or life-threatening. It's also typical of someone being in touch with her body, and listening to it. A therapist might help you with relaxation processes. A classical homeopath may also help you with an exact remedy. ...Read more

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I can't breathe, i feel that no air cAn passed by my throat.had stomach pain like needles.is this gerd?

I can't breathe, i feel that no air cAn passed by my throat.had stomach pain like needles.is this gerd?

Can you talk?: If you can talk and breathe in and out without making a weezing noise then you CAN breathe. If you can't do the above call 911!. GERd can make you feel like you have something stuck in your throat. But rarely does it cause the inability to breathe! ...Read more

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Sick x 6 days throat really bothering me today hard to swallow. Feels like there is glass or needles all the way down to stomach. Stomach pain now?

Sick x 6 days throat really bothering me today hard to swallow. Feels like there is glass or needles all the way down to stomach. Stomach pain now?

You need eval: Run of the mill viral causes of sore throats normally would have started to improve by 6 days. You need an evaluation to identify and treat the cause which could include infections with bacteria (such as strep), an abcess, a fungal issue, mono or CMV virus etc. ...Read more

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I have this needle like pain in the right side of my throat since 1 month, more painful when I laugh or swallow. It comes and go but it's always there?

I have this needle like pain in the right side of my throat since 1 month, more painful when I laugh or swallow. It comes and go but it's always there?

Painful swallowing: can be signs of a viral or bacterial throat infection. If persists in spite of treatment and time - then tonsil stones - chronic tonsillitis- should be considered and it that case may need ENT/Surgical evaluation ...Read more

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My throat hurts and when I swallow, it feels as if I am swallowing a needle.

My throat hurts and when I swallow, it feels as if I am swallowing a needle.

Sore throat : It sounds like you have pharyngitis or a 'sore throat'. If you've just had a medical procedure done, it's important to check in with the doctor/team that did that. They may have a very good idea as to 'why' you have those symptoms now. If the pain is really that bad, probably you need a professional to look into the back of your throat. You wouldn't want to ignore Strep throat, Mono etc. ...Read more

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I just yawned and my jaw/throat area got a cramp. It hurt really bad for about 10 seconds and felt like someone was sticking a needle in my jaw-throat area! why did this happen?

I just yawned and my jaw/throat area got a cramp. It hurt really bad for about 10 seconds and felt like someone was sticking a needle in my jaw-throat area! why did this happen?

It is a muscle spasm: When you yawn the jaw muscles can get out of sync and the main opening muscle of the jaw called the lateral pterygoid muscle can get a spasm.It is nothing to worry about. Be careful when you yawn. It is like a charley horse. ...Read more

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Pain left side of throat like needle is stuck in throat.Worse swallowing.Drink ofwater relieves pain for 2 mins.Glands not swollen.What could this be?

Pain left side of throat like needle is stuck in throat.Worse swallowing.Drink ofwater relieves pain for 2 mins.Glands not swollen.What could this be?

Throat irritation: Could be irritation caused by a possible infection, be it viral or bacterial. If not better soon, get it examined by a health care professional, best wishes. ...Read more

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