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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 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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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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Throat Swelling (Definition)

Throat swelling is where the tissues of the throat become enlarged. This can occur due to inflammation (such as an infection) or ...Read more