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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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The glands in my throat, neck and behind my ears keep swelling but I don't feel sick or anything when this happeneds, why could this be happening?

The glands in my throat, neck and behind my ears keep swelling but I don't feel sick or anything when this happeneds, why could this be happening?

Glands vs nodes: The first step in answering your question is whether you have swelling salivary glands or swelling lymph nodes. They are located close to each other and can be confused. The causes of swollen glands vs nodes are many and distinctly different. I would suggest a careful physical exam by someone knowledgable with head/neck anatomy. Glands vs nodes can usually be identified on exam alone. ...Read more

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What I it when the glands from neck , throat and underarms get inflamed?

What I it when the glands from neck , throat and underarms get inflamed?

Need exam!: It's hard to know without examining you. The glands you feel are lymph nodes. If they are enlarged and sore, that can mean you have an infection. The glands in your neck and throat drain your sinuses, head, throat & mouth. The glands in your armpits drain your arms/hands or chest/breasts. Enlarged glands are also a sign of cancer, particularly lymphoma, so you really need to see a doctor! ...Read more

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What can I do if glands in my neck / throat swell every time I eat?

What can I do if glands in my neck / throat swell every time I eat?

Duct problem: Hard to tell what you are referring to by "glands" but if the swelling involves salivary glands in your neck, this could be an indication of a blockage in the duct, possibly from a stone. You should discuss with your doctor or make an appointment with an otolaryngologist(ent). ...Read more

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I normally eat healthy all the time but when i eat something relatively unhealthy the glands in my neck (throat area) swell up and become painful?

I normally eat healthy all the time but when i eat something relatively unhealthy the glands in my neck (throat area) swell up and become painful?

Unusual but...: That is a very unusual reaction. Generally our glands will swell in response to infection or allergy, so I am guessing when this happens it is because you are eating something you are allergic to; your body may also be reacting to gmo foods. But food allergies are common ; this type of reaction is not. Honor the wisdom of your body and avoid eating any foods that cause this reaction. See comment:. ...Read more

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Can side effects like swelling of glands, swallowing problems and numbness of throat and neck last for years. After having surgeries like dissectio.

Can side effects like swelling of  glands, swallowing problems and numbness of throat and neck last for years.  After having surgeries like dissectio.

See below: Any surgery in the neck can disrupt the delicate connection of nerves to that area. This in turn can cause problems with swallowing, speaking or phonation (what voice sounds like) as well as numbness. The interruption of drainage channels can also cause swelling. ...Read more

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The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

Check for sinusitis: Swollen glands in the neck are generally the result of chronic sinus drainage or other head and neck inflamation especially in young otherwise healthy individuals. You should seek the attention of a medical doctor to better assess the situation or an ENT doctor. ...Read more