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Sharp pain in front of throat by collarbone and left side of throat. Hurts to tilt head back. Hurts when touched. Had sleep apnea surgery years ago.

Sharp pain in front of throat by collarbone and left side of throat. Hurts to tilt head back. Hurts when touched. Had sleep apnea surgery years ago.

You should see MD: You should get checked by your physician. It is not possible to help with diagnosis without examination and more history. ...Read more

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Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Left side of throat hurts alots hard to swallow, what could this be?

Possible answers: Could be viral or bacterial, tonsillitis/ pharyngitis, and even strep throat. Under these circumstances, have your doctor do throat culture to be safe. Gargling with mix of lemon juice, ginger root, and honey may help symptoms. ...Read more

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My left side of throat hurts and the pain is spreading to head. Diagnosed with throat inflammation. Please advise if I need to do further tests. ?

My left side of throat hurts and the pain is spreading to head. Diagnosed with throat inflammation. Please advise if I need to  do further tests. ?

Dr. can re-check: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from other causes such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. A rapid test swab can detect strep in 5 minutes. One must be sure to tell the doctor if any oral sex activities. ...Read more

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Left side of throat hurts when swallows, talk, and laugh. What could this be? Should i be concerned?

Left side of throat hurts when swallows, talk, and laugh. What could this be? Should i be concerned?

Probably not: But without an exam and testing for grp a strep there is no way in which to tell over the internet. See a doctor if it keeps up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left side of throat hurts when swallow for a couple of days, now my left ear and throat hurts when swallowing. ?

Left side of throat hurts when swallow for a couple of days, now my left ear and throat hurts when swallowing. ?

Pharyngitis: You could have pharyngitis which can cause referred pain to your ear. I recommend you see a doctor to make sure you don't have strep throat which would require an antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left back side of throat hurts . Is irritated when swallowing. Also feels like left ear deep inside s aching and feel clogged. What could it be strep?

Left back side of throat hurts . Is irritated when swallowing. Also feels like left ear deep inside s aching and feel clogged. What could it be strep?

Be checked: You may have strep but one sided pain is more concerning for something like an abscess. Be checked so you can be treated appropriately. All the best. ...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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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more