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The left side of my throat is swollen and it's hard to breathe and swallow and it's VERY painful! Any concerns? I got my Tonsils out YEARS ago. Asthma

The left side of my throat is swollen and it's hard to breathe and swallow and it's VERY painful! Any concerns? I got my Tonsils out YEARS ago. Asthma

Many possibilities: It could be a viral infection, allergies with severe post nasal drip, or a more severe infection like a para pharyngeal abscess. See your doctor right away. ...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


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The left side of my throat is swollen, along with the feeling of slight pressure in the lower jawline and inside the ear when I swallow. Concern?

The left side of my throat is swollen, along with the feeling of slight pressure in the lower jawline and inside the ear when I swallow. Concern?

Yes, indeed.: You need to se a doctor. It can be an inflamed lymph node reacting to possible infection in the area, could be your thyroid gland or a salivary gland. Of course there are diseases of the lymph nodes thus the changes you noticed need to be checked out asap! ...Read more

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I have a stomach virus and I threw up a few times in the middle of the night. Now the left side of my throat is swollen and painful. What is this?

I have a stomach virus and I threw up a few times in the middle of the night. Now the left side of my throat is swollen and painful. What is this?

Virus: That's pretty miserable to have both! I suspect that both may be caused by the same virus and the vomiting added insult to injury. This will resolve on it's own. Meanwhile don't let yourself get dehydrated. Clear liquids to start or chicken soup if you tolerate it. ...Read more

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The left side of my throat feels swollen. It is painful to touch but not painful to swallow. I am diabetic and have thyroid. Its harder to breathe.

The left side of my throat feels swollen. It is painful to touch but not painful to swallow. I am diabetic and have thyroid. Its harder to breathe.

See medical provider: You may have tonsil or posterior throat infection. Most likely viral but you should see Medical provider soon since you are having shortness of breath and your immune system is already weakened from diabetes and thyroid disease. You are at greater risk of developing lung infection than no diabetic 18 year old. Watch foR spiking in your sugar ...Read more

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Hi, I've got pain in my left ear left side of my throat, swollen left gland. Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders, and voice box?

Hi, I've got pain in my left ear left side of my throat, swollen left gland. Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders, and voice box?

Hard to say.: The only objective detail in your question is the swollen gland in your neck. The other symptoms of radiating pain could be viral in origin. The other possibility is tmd. This problem of muscle hyperactivity in the muscles of mastication can radiate into the shoulders and neck. If the pain in the ear is not associated with hearing loss, then tmd is the most likely possibility. ...Read more

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Hi dr. I seem to have a bad cold. Congested, have a terrible headache. Throat is sore and the left side of my throat feels slightly swollen. Left ear feels blocked as well?

Hi dr. I seem to have a bad cold. Congested, have a terrible headache. Throat is sore and the left side of my throat feels slightly swollen. Left ear feels blocked as well?

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 lessen pain. ...Read more

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The back of my throat is swollen but it is just on the left side and it hurts anytime I swallow?

The back of my throat is swollen but it is just on the left side and it hurts anytime I swallow?

Viral infection: Sounds like the beginning of a viral upper respiratory infection (common cold). If you're concerned, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a recurring sore throat/ sore neck that feels like throbbing or pulsing on the left side near my Adam's apple. It starts as a sore throat or feeling like my throat is swollen and then becomes a pulsing in my neck or a feeling like something is popp

I have a recurring sore throat/ sore neck that feels like throbbing or pulsing on the left side near my Adam's apple. It starts as a sore throat or feeling like my throat is swollen and then becomes a pulsing in my neck or a feeling like something is popp

ENT evaluation: Your symptoms need to be assessed by an ENT specialist to start with, several structures in the neck need to be evaluated, you might nred imaging studies as well, ask your doctor for referral or check for yourself, goodluck ...Read more

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Back left side of throat is swollen with white bumps. Very painful what could this be?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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My tongue has been swollen for months and it looks like left inside jaw and same side of throat is swollen. What dr do I see for this, worried. Ty?

My tongue has been swollen for months and it looks like left inside jaw and same side of throat is swollen. What dr do I see for this, worried. Ty?

Worried: Please see your primary doctor as soon as possible. You may be referred to a specialist.
Please let me know what develops - all should turn out OK but it might take some time. ...Read more

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Feels like left side of throat is swollen. Travels to lung area not sure if it is the lung or rib cage, but there are random periods of sharp pain?

See a doctor: If this has developed suddenly you may have a tonsil infection or other serious infection. You need a good exam. It's possible this is all due to a cold or virus. If the swelling seems fairly remarkable go see a doctor today or tomorrow. ...Read more

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I'm concerned since one side of my throat is swollen, what to do?

I'm concerned since one side of my throat is swollen, what to do?

Get checked out now: Sudden swelling would make me think infection or inflammation. My recommendation is that you get seen at an urgent care or emergency room, where exam and lab studies could be done and threat to airway can be assessed. Pharyngitis (strep throat) is common, but tonsillar absess, angioedema, epiglottitis and other are conditions that need to be ruled out and need urgent treatment. ...Read more

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I kissed a guy 3 nights ago & vnow my right side ear hurts the right side of my throat is swollen and hurts. Is there anything to be worried abou?

Sore throat-kiss: You may have picked up an infection e.g. strep throat. You need to see your health provider to check you to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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One side of my throat is swollen, hard/painful to swallow, lately I have been coughing up phlegm?

One side of my throat is swollen, hard/painful to swallow, lately I have been coughing up phlegm?

Sounds like a virus: Or possible a bacterial infection. Sometimes it's difficult to distinguish between the two. It sounds like a pharyngitis, or inflammation of the back of your mouth/throat. This inflammation or swelling, is often accompanied by increased mucous production. That would account for your phlegm. A medical exam could help determine the treatment for your symptoms. ...Read more

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My throat is swollen on one side and I have a fever?

My throat is swollen on one side and I have a fever?

Potentially bad: If this is truly one sided swelling and pain...

It is concerning for peritonsillar abcess. This needs treatment. See your doc today.

If it is really both sides then ignore above. ...Read more

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Feels like half of my throat is swollen/numb/not working properly and food only felt on 1 side but my ear hurts too. What could it be? Reason?

Feels like half of my throat is swollen/numb/not working properly and food only felt on 1 side but my ear hurts too. What could it be? Reason?

Hard One To Swallow: Something's going on with the nerves. The taste nerve comes from the ear area and the sensory nerve from another area kind of near there. The reason is difficult to guess but you should get it checked out sooner than later. Be really careful when you eat. Don't eat anything that crumbles too much, like popcorn or crackers. Be careful swallowing liquids. You'll probably need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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One side of my husbands throat is swollen. What can this be?

One side of my husbands throat is swollen. What can this be?

Can be infectious: One can have one sided tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If this isn't associated with sore throat symptoms, you should see an ent asap. Also if there is any breathing issues, drooling, severe difficulty with opening your mouth I would see an ent or the er. L, as one can develop an abscess. Otherwise you can see your primary to see if antibiotics are warranted ...Read more