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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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Please tell me if I should be worried? How do I know if blood came from my throat?

Please tell me if I should be worried? How do I know if blood came from my throat?

You don't...: See medical attention. Blood out of the mouth can come from the nose, lungs, esophagus, stomach or GI tract, throat...lots of places ...Read more

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For adults, are the antibodies that fight bacteria causing strep throats always circulating in blood?

For adults, are the antibodies that fight bacteria causing strep throats always circulating in blood?

Depends: Only previous exposure to strep can induce protective antibodies which usually declines over time in a few years. If you have never had any exposure, there will be no antibody present ...Read more

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What could be stuck in my throat if its blood?

What could be stuck in my throat if its blood?

Nothing good: The only thing that could be stuck in your throat is something you swallowed. Another option is a bleeding mass in your throat.
In either event, see ENT surgeon ASAP for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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It feels like and taste like I have blood running down the back of my throat?

It feels like and taste like I have blood running down the back of my throat?

Get checked: Your local ENT can give you a good checkup to make sure there are no masses or lesions in your nose causing any bleeding or help to decrease the mucous which might be giving you this sensation. ...Read more

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Oftentimes I wake up with a blood taste in the back of my throat. What's wrong?

Oftentimes I wake up with a blood taste in the back of my throat. What's wrong?

Bloody taste: You need to see an ENT doctor for a complete exam. Blood in the mouth can be from many possible causes! ...Read more

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Went to drs for a pain in throat/neck on one side for 3 weeks. Why have I had a blood test? What will this show?

Went to drs for a pain in throat/neck on one side for 3 weeks. Why have I had a blood test? What will this show?

Hard to say.: Standard chemistry and blood counts could give clues to a variety of disorders including infection, neoplasm (tumors), liver or renal dysfunction (could be primarily related or change choice of therapy). These tests may or may not prove useful in your case. Normal would be very reassuring. ...Read more

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I bringing up phelgm with blood in but am not coughing them up they feel like sits at back of throat like I got something stuck there?

I bringing up phelgm with blood in but am not coughing them up they feel like sits at back of throat like I got something stuck there?

Pneumonia?: Despite what it "feels" like, most likely the blood and sputum (phlegm) are coming from bronchial tubes or lung. Maybe from your sinuses, but this is unlikely if no nasal congestion and no blood when you blow your nose. Blood in sputum (hemoptysis) has many possible causes, often serious (pneumonia, pulmonary embolism [blood clot], and more). See a doctor ASAP, i.e. before the weekend. ...Read more

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My husband felt as if he needed to clear his throat and when he did a bright red glob of blood came out, it is now just streaks of blood.

My husband felt as if he needed to clear his throat and when he did a bright red glob of blood came out, it is now just streaks of blood.

See doctor: If he has had recent sinus symptoms that blood in his phlegm could just be from mucous that has drained from some irritated sinuses. If he has been coughing, blood could be coming from his lungs. Either way, please see a doctor to discern his risks. Need to rule out more serious causes of bloody sputum. That may entail a chest x ray. Too difficult to say without an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to spit up blood after getting kicked in the throats?

Could it be healthy to spit up blood after getting kicked in the throats?

No: Nothing about this seems healthy. You need to seek professional medical help in person ...Read more

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For what reason does my throat have a big blood red patch?

For what reason does my throat have a big blood red patch?

Throat Red Patch: Most commonly these patches are related to trauma. Usually food. High fiber breads and /or hot cheese on thick crusted pizza will do this...So will some sexual practices. Healing within 48hours, most don't return. If they don't heal in 2 days seek professional advise without delay. In the caribbean smokers invert their cigarettes, putting the light end in the mouth causing this. Don't! ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes randomly taste blood in the back of my throat?

Why do I sometimes randomly taste blood in the back of my throat?

Post nasal: This may be from postnasal drippings from paranasal sinuses or from the back of your nasal passage. Sometimes excessive dryness from airconditioning is the cause. A sinus infection is another cause especially if there is associated mucus discharge, nasal congestion or headache. See your physician or an otolaryngologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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Throat hurts, coughing hard and blood's coming up. Is this serious?

Throat hurts, coughing hard and blood's coming up. Is this serious?

Could be....: Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by a doctor. The most likely cause is bronchitis but malignancy must be ruled out since this can also cause hemoptysis. So, see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If you smoke, your doctor can help you quit. ...Read more

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Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more

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I had blood in my saliva for the first time ever! It definantly came from my throat! What could it be?

I had blood in my saliva for the first time ever! It definantly came from my throat! What could it be?

Head and neck eval: Dr. Sandler is spot on. For my patients, I have always advised that pain or other symptoms (including blood of unknown origin) above the neck should be triaged by your dentist. Though it is possible that inflammation in your throat can lead to blood, but more commonly is from the gums (gingivitis). See your dentist. ...Read more

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Sick for 2 weeks now. Throat so bad appeared to be mono (tests show it's not). Blood count normal. What's wrong?

Sick for 2 weeks now. Throat so bad appeared to be mono (tests show it's not). Blood count normal. What's wrong?

Ask your doctor: There are many causes of a sore throat. If you have been tested for mononucleosis you have seen a doctor, so go ask that doctor what he/she thinks you have. Perhaps you have sinusitis and allergies with post-nasal drip. Perhaps you have some other kind of infection. Only your doctor (or another who sees you) can figure this out. ...Read more

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Swallowed a chip that was hard and lodged in throat. I was then sick and coughed up blood. Throat really hurts now?

Swallowed a chip that was hard and lodged in throat. I was then sick and coughed up blood. Throat really hurts now?

Swallowed chip: Your throat should get better by itself. Just be sure you are able to swallow your own spit and liquids. If not, you better see your PCP about it. ...Read more

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This morning I coughed up abit of blood in my phlegm I've had abit of a sore throats and the rest of the day I've been fine?

This morning I coughed up abit of blood in my phlegm I've had abit of a sore throats and the rest of the day I've been fine?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. It's hard to tell if phlegm is from the nose, throat, or lungs, but persistent bloodiness would need an exam. ...Read more

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38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

See doctor...: The possible etiologies for your symptoms include post-nasal drip and other sinus conditions as well as a throat problem, including infection. You need to be evaluated because blood in your mucous could be a sign of a serious disorder, including malignancy, although most of the time it is benign. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

38 female... I don't have a cough but sometimes a need to clear throat. I have had a streak of blood in my mucus twice. What could this b?

See an ENT: Coughing blood is not normal and may suggest serious issues which rapid diagnosis and management may resolve effectively. Do not wait, but see somebody asap. ...Read more

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I have the taste of blood coming from my throat and occasionally feel an inner discomfort throughout my esophagus to throat. What can it be?

Throat issue: See your doctor. An ENT specialist and / or a GI specialist may be helpful if the diagnosis is elusive. ...Read more

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I believe I ate a piece of broken toothpick inside of a sandwich. Throat extremely painful and sometimes can taste blood.26yo f. What should I do?

I believe I ate a piece of broken toothpick inside of a sandwich. Throat extremely painful and sometimes can taste blood.26yo f. What should I do?

You could see an ENT: You describe symptoms that warrant a look in your throat. If you see an ENT, that area could be examined to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Why did I just spit blood out from my throat?

Hmmm: Several reasons. Have you been coughing or sneezing? These could lead to small tears that could result in blood. ...Read more

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Blood in spit, is it from gums or throat?

Gums: The most likelly source is your gums. Have a dentist check out your gums as it could be an indication of gum disease. ...Read more