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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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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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I have a gland on either side of my throat that I can feel. Is that normal?

I have a gland on either side of my throat that I can feel. Is that normal?

May not be: Depends on whether unwell or well may be something like reactive lymph nodes or may indicate some more significant underlying medical condition please see doctor for examination and if needed tests ...Read more

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There is a visible hole on my throat gland. What does this mean, and is it okay for it to be there?

There is a visible hole on my throat gland. What does this mean, and is it okay for it to be there?

Needs checking: Hard to say without seeing. Need to examine to determine if it is just prominent folds behind the anterior fauces (which is normal) or whether there is some other issue with the tonsils such as infection, or other issue. Please see a doctor licensed in your area for an examination. If they remain in doubt they'll be able to consider tests and referral. ...Read more

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How can I cure a swollen gland by my throat?

How can I cure a swollen gland by my throat?

Throat sxs: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged gland in my throat and it hurts bad why?

I have an enlarged gland in my throat and it hurts bad why?

Infection?: Could be a sign of infection? May need antibiotics. Go see a doctor before things get worse. ...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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My throat is starting to hurt and my glands feel a bit swollen, am I starting to get sick?

My throat is starting to hurt and my glands feel a bit swollen, am I starting to get sick?

Sounds like it.: Could be viral upper respiratory tract infection which would generally include additional symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, cough, etc. Could also be early strep throat which should not have many additional symptoms. ...Read more

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I haave had a swollen gland on the left side of my throat for over a month. No swore throat. Doesn't hurt.

I haave had a swollen gland on the left side of my throat for over a month. No swore throat. Doesn't hurt.

Time to see ENT: I would recommend a complete head and neck exam by an ent. Sometimes people start to feel lumps that were always there, so compare to the other side of your neck. If the lump is there and painless, we need to rule out a tumor. A good exam and sometimes a needle aspiration biopsy are necessary. You're at increased risk if you were ever a smoker. Go get this checked out. ...Read more

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Umm my girlfriend has a slowwel gland and I kissed her do I have it now cuz my throat just recently started hurting?

Umm my girlfriend has a slowwel gland and I kissed her do I have it now cuz my throat just recently started hurting?

Possibly: This is a reasonable assumption, although devoid of proof unless both you and your gf are seen and cultured and this is actually Strep. If this is viral, again without proof there is only a high likelihood that she transmitted it to you, but possibly not. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen throat glands?

? swollen neck glands: Viral or strep infection of the throat are the most common cause of bilateral swollen neck lymph glands. Swelling of glands on only one side or in the absence of a throat infection raises questions of other causes like lymphoma, leukemia, etc. ...Read more

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My left gland is swollen anad my throat is scratchy. I have no other symptoms. What may I have?

My left gland is swollen anad my throat is scratchy. I have no other symptoms. What may I have?

Viral or bact inf: This could be a viral or bacterial infection. It should be evaluated if it does not resolve or improve in the next 24-48 hrs. Sooner if it gets worse. ...Read more

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Can glands in throat swell for several weeks after shingles? Shingles was limited to small patch on bottom.

Can glands in throat swell for several weeks after shingles? Shingles was limited to small patch on bottom.

Lymphadenitis: The two phenomena may not have anything to do with each other. It is conceivable that the lymph nodes in your throat represented a primary infection which helped to precipitate recurrence of the VZ virus and clinical shingles. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in my throat. Looking at this diagram, I might speculate that my submandular gland is really swollen?

Can you tell me in my throat. Looking at this diagram, I might speculate that my submandular gland is really swollen?

Gland: Hard to tell from the picture. The gland is on each side of the neck under the jaw but there's a channel called a duct that enters your mouth under your tongue. If you notice swelling in that area its your gland. Most common cause is dehydration or a stone. Have it checked out with an ENT ...Read more

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My throat and glands are very red and swollen but I don't feel any pain at all. I did at the beginning but now it's just swollen and very red!

My throat and glands are very red and swollen but I don't feel any pain at all. I did at the beginning but now it's just swollen and very red!

See a doc: Even though the pain went away, you could have strep throat, so please get checked for it, because if you have it and don't take antibiotics there can be (but not always) serious complications later on. It is easy and inexpensive to treat, if you have it. ...Read more

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What causes a gag feeling in your throat my throat has been red and my glands have been swollen to rounds of meds and still nothing has changed?

What causes a gag feeling in your throat my throat has been red and my glands have been swollen to rounds of meds and still nothing has changed?

I saw that u: Are already taking antibiotics. If it's not strep throat/ bacterial infection, it's usually a viral infection. Get reassurance from your dr. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/cold-and-flu/tc/sore-throat-home-treatment. ...Read more

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Throat where glands are on right side hurt really bad and feels like something large stuck in my throat! Face and neck feel weird what's going on!

Throat where glands are on right side hurt really bad and feels like something large stuck in my throat! Face and neck feel weird what's going on!

Infection: Is the most common reason for tender swollen glands in neck. Some of the infections require antibiotics (strep throat, tooth or gum infection/ abscess) and some do not (mononucleosis).Sounds like its time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I thought I was getting over my cold but suddenly my throat is hurting badly again. It just came on last night and I think my glands are swollen too.

I thought I was getting over my cold but suddenly my throat is hurting badly again. It just came on last night and I think my glands are swollen too.

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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My right side throat gland has hurt for about four days now. It hurts when I turn my head left. My throat feels fine and have no symptoms of any other?

Throat: It's not clear as to whether you have a sore throat (usually viral infection) or a neck muscle irritation/inflammation. A throat infection causes pain on swallowing; a muscular problem causes pain on motion. For persistent sore throat a throat culture is done to check for strep. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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Why are my glands sore and my throat if I'm not sick?

Why are my glands sore and my throat if I'm not sick?

Post nasal drip: You may have post nasal drip. This can cause your symptoms. Allergies are managed by avoiding the causes. Antihistamines and decongestants. Drink more water to help thin out secretions. Mucous-thinning agents such as guaifenesin, Robitussin may also thin secretions. ...Read more

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Enlarged glands in my throat. What could be wrong?

Enlarged glands in my throat. What could be wrong?

LAP: Could be as simple as as reactive lap or some thing more serious as lymphoma. ...Read more

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In strep throat, can only one of your glands in the throat swell up?

In strep throat, can only one of your glands in the throat swell up?

Sure: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. ...Read more

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Do you have any idea of what could be wrong with me my glands in my throat are swollen all the time?

Do you have any idea of what could be wrong with me my glands in my throat are swollen all the time?

Swollen glands: Greetings. Swollen glands are usually lymph nodes but could be salivary glands too. Sometimes it's even difficult for your providers to differentiate what exactly is swollen. The most common cause is due to inflammation. This could come from tonsils, sinuses, skin conditions, allergies, ear troubles, lymph node diseases and finally even cancer. See your ENT specialist for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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I have pain in throat. Mabye thyroid gland when touching. No other symptoms. I smoke 1 pack of cigaret.?

I have pain in throat. Mabye thyroid gland when touching. No other symptoms. I smoke 1 pack of cigaret.?

Throat pain: A sore throat is likely due to pharyngitis (viral is most likely; however, if fevers and persistent you would want to rule out bacterial). Smoking is also an irritant and can contribute to throat discomfort. Quitting smoking is best for your health in general. If you can feel your thyroid gland, have a doctor exam it - they will be able to determine if it needs further evaluation/tests. ...Read more

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I have inflamed throat glands, but my right one has a hole in it, is this a sign of tonsillitis? What do I have? It's painful!

I have inflamed throat glands, but my right one has a hole in it, is this a sign of tonsillitis? What do I have? It's painful!

Possible Tonsillitis: You may have tonsillitis. The hole you see may be from the swelling causing the normal folds appear bigger. You should see your MD. ...Read more