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Left Side Throat And Ear Pain
Possibly: Pain is not a common feature of allergies. If however, the pain is due from congestion (that is, a 'pressure' like pain), than allergies certainly could be the cause. One sided pain is more often infection. ...Read more
I've had pain on the left side of my throat, ear pain on the left side, fatigue, night sweats, and no fever. I'm exhausted...What's wrong?
Symptoms: unilateral enlarged tonsil (left side), swollen lymph node, throat and ear pain all on left side, extreme fatigue, weight loss for 2 months.
Throat infection?: Sounds like it could be a throat/tonsil infection. May need to get on some antibiotics. Not typical for sinus infection. ...Read more
Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow. Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side. Wait or back to doc?
Call at the least: With the persistence of your symptoms, and only 1 day left of the meds, I would at least call the dr. Who originally examined you. They can review your chart and make the best decision as to when you should come back in for an second evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?
You sound sick.: This all could represent a sinus infection, but the unilaterality and midback pain are curious elements. You really should have a good local examination by a physician today to know for sure what's going on. ...Read more
Viral infection: The ear discomfort may be referred pain from a viral throat infection and headache associated with the viral respiratory tract infection. If symptoms worsen or if the pain localizes to the ear after the throat improves, see your physician for evaluation. Meanwhile, gargle with salt water take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. ...Read more
Have a pain in throat on left side that hurts slightly when I swallow but hurts a lot when I cough. It feels like a tear in my throat. Some ear pain?
Viral Infection: It is most likely a Viral throat infection. You can take some throat lozenges and over the counter NSAIDs for your symptoms. Your ear pain is likely referred pain from your throat. Your symptoms should get better in 5-7 days. Seek medical attention if you don’t improve by then or get worse in the meantime. ...Read more
I have shingles on left side of my head and neck. Can that cause inner ear pain or throat pain on left side of throat?
Yes: The shingles can cause blisters on the ear drum, swelling of your lymph nodes and pain. ...Read more
Throat felt strange this morning. Then began to burn and hurt on left side w ear pain. Has continued to hurt, very painful to swallow food. Headache?
I have had neck pain on left and right side with slight ear pain that comes and goes sore throat that comes and goes what could this be?
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Mild throat pain sits on left of Adam's apple. Ear pain on same side. Been 5 days. Smoker for 4yrs. Pack a day. Nodes in the back of neck painful touched?
Onset of infection: Sounds like a throat infection is setting up. The painful nodes are a good sign that your immune system is responding to try and fight the infection, whether it is viral of bacterial. Since it doesn't sound like you are getting much better after 5 days, you need to be checked for strep throat and take antibiotics if you are positive. The other outside possibility at your age is Mono. Get seen! ...Read more
Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?
Yes possibly but: Other causes should be explored. Pain in the areas you mention could be referred from structures in the anterior mediastinum (upper front part of chest), esophagus (GERD), heart, or upper lungs. Without a hands-on physical exam, proper history and possibly testing it would be impossible to narrow it down just based on areas of pain. ...Read more
Remedy: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more
Left side neck pain, ear pain, temple pain, mouth pain don't have mouth infection and throat feels funny head sensitive?
TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ may refer pain to other areas, causing a headache, earache, jaw pain, neck pain and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more
I have been having a pulsating vein in the left side of my neck for 3 days, some neck, head and ear pain. Should I be concerned?
Pulsations: It is not normal to have a pulsating vein in the neck. Please be checked for hpn, etc. ...Read more
Temple pain: Listing a series of complaints online and expecting a diagnosis won't help - its best that you seek medical attention as a competent doctor will be able to better guide you to determine what the problem is and then how to treat it. ...Read more
Neck, Head, Jaw, EaR Pain On Left Side. Get Sharp Pains Periodically. Left Side Of Tongue Numb feeling, No taste Buds?
Eagle's syndrome: This type of pain may be caused by glossopharyngeal neuritis and/or elongation or calcification of the styloid ligament commonly referred to as Eagle's syndrome. In a true Eagle's syndrome, intraoral palpation of the styloid process through the tonsillar fossa will precipitate an attack of pain. Rec.: see a dentist for PAN x-ray and evaluation, or ENT or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more
Everytime I have sinus issues I get a stabbing pain in left side of neck. Accompanied by ear pain. I've token antibiotics but it still comes and goes.?
Rhinosinusitis: You are probably having mucosal inflammation of paranasal sinuses. This causes sinus obstruction and eventually pain. It is very common with 31 million cases per year in U.S. Classic symptoms are sinus "aching" pain or pressure. Try using warm, moist compresses over sinuses, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nasal saline spray, systemic decongestants (e.G pseudoephedrine). ...Read more
Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear
2.0 CM mass in right upper pole of thyroid and marked enlargement of left side. I am having neck and ear pain and dysphagia. What could be the cause?
Thyroid mass: This mass should be evaluated. It may be benign or malignant. Would not let it go without biopsy or surgical evaluation. ...Read more
I found a lump on the upper side of my left neck. No pain. But now have started experiencing sever left ear pain.
Visit Doctor: This lump might be a lymph node, which tends to swell when a source of infection is near--in this case it might be your ear and its pain. However, if anything else, lumps are usually not good to own, and should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
I´ve had slight pressure in the left side of my neck, near the center for about 3 weeks. Ear pain now and then. Smoked for a month then quit. Serious?
Pain: It is great that you have stopped smoking. There is a nerve at the base of your skull that may be causing you pain based on your description of the location. To, fully assess the ear pain your doctor needs to look at your ear canal and ear drum. Schedule an appointment and feel better. ...Read more
Ear pain and pain under jaw pain even in back neck all left side. Dr said no ear infection just red. But I can't even sleep it hurts so bad?
Red?: What does he/she mean "red"? No diagnosis? Might be a TMJ disorder. I'd have an oral surgeon look at you. If TMJ, see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more
Neck vein swelling, ear pain, pain in the front of the neck but didn't hurt when eating, in left side. Ultrasound and control by physician -nothing show.
ENT doc: See an ENT doc for complete head and neck exam to rule out problems and make diagnosis. ...Read more
I am suffering some severe pain on the left side of my face. I have sensitive teeth /aching on the bottom left jaw. My jaw and neck are aching and there is some ear pain. Whatshould I do?
TMJ: Pain in your ears and sensitive teeth are sometimes can be associated with TMJ syndrome and occlusion. Go see a dentist who is trained in this area to examine and diagnose. Look up pankey institute great place to locate a dentist. ...Read more
Why have I got severe ear pain in my left ear & swollen glands in my neck on the same side? I smoke a pipe and drink in excess. I am a 53yr old man.
Possibly cancer: I don't want to worry you, and I'm a cancer doctor, so I always think about cancer. But this is something you must have checked, and the sooner the better! Tobacco users are at risk for head and neck cancers, which can cause ear pain and swollen lymph nodes on the same side. It's also possible you have a viral infection. With cancer, the lymph nodes are often painless and hard. Get seen soon! ...Read more
Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?
Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity. It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, I would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more
I'm pregnant, having lower left jaw pain and a headache that is on the left side from the temple to my neck. No fever tooth or ear pain. Dr visit?
Pain: Pain is an indicator of a problem that needs addressing so yes a dr visit is in order. I would start with my obgyn then an ent/dentist and be sure to let all know you are pregnant. ...Read more
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