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Yesterday I suddenly got a pain in my lower throat/upper chest that hurt when I breathed deeply or burped. I still have it today, what is this?

Yesterday I suddenly got a pain in my lower throat/upper chest that hurt when I breathed deeply or burped. I still have it today, what is this?

Pleuritis /GERD: If the symptom is associated with breathing alone and you had a recent upper respiratory infection, it's possible to be related to inflammation of the respiratory system.
It could also be esophageal reflux. You would need to see your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...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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My lower throat hurts when I breathe especially when I smoke, could it be anything but cancer? It's under my thyroid and above my sternum

My lower throat hurts when I breathe especially when I smoke, could it be anything but cancer? It's under my thyroid and above my sternum

Yes other dx poss: Yes, other things could lead to those symptoms-for example reflux/heartburn. Smoking increases your risk for reflux & that can cause burning feeling. However, in addition to seeing your doctor to evaluate these symptoms, maybe this would be a good time to talk to him/her about quitting smoking?! you can do it--good luck! ...Read more

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Day after receiving general anesthesia 4 colonoscopy, sore throat, nurse said I had raspy lungs before I left. Hurts to take deep breath. Feel Fluid?

Day after receiving general anesthesia 4 colonoscopy, sore throat, nurse said I had raspy lungs before I left. Hurts to take deep breath. Feel Fluid?

Could be normal: Are you sure you had General Anesthesia? It's very unusual for colonoscopy. However you did have tube in your mouth breathing that's good cause sore throat. If you're a smoker sometimes it's normal to caugh as you wake up. In most patient this resolves in 2 to 3 days. If you have difficulty breathing, have fever, or coughing up yellow and green stuff you should talk to your doctor ...Read more

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Pain in my throat when I take a deep breath or swallow. Lower throat than sore throat pain is normally. No pain swallowing if I tilt my head down.

Pain in my throat when I take a deep breath or swallow. Lower throat than sore throat pain is normally. No pain swallowing if I tilt my head down.

Throat discomfort: Sounds like your discomfort is positional. Being that the neck is flexible, with the head tilted back, the throat narrows/compresses & can cause the symptoms. When in normal position, the throat opens back up and the symptoms resolve. If they happen in normal position & associated with fevers, nasal congestion, coughing, post-nasal drip, see your doc for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a sore throat near the base of my collar bone. It hurts when I swallow, yawn, cough, or take a deep breath in. Have not yelled lately.?

Hi. I have a sore throat near the base of my collar bone. It hurts when I swallow, yawn, cough, or take a deep breath in. Have not yelled lately.?

Viral Pharyngitis?: Most of these sore throats are caused by viruses and are self limited. If it is very uncomfortable you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain. But if associated with fever and difficulty swallowing then it needs to be checked by your doctor to rule out strep infection ...Read more

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Throat hurts all the way down to a little after the chest. Lower chest hurts to breathe and pain while turning head?

Throat hurts all the way down to a little after the chest. Lower chest hurts to breathe and pain while turning head?

Tracheitis: Sounds like this is more than the usual inflamed throat or larynx and it could be an early pneumonia. I think you should see a clinician ESPECIALLY since it hurts to breathe. ...Read more

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Started as a sore throat that hurts when I breathe in and has now moved down into my chest and feels very painful when I cough, what is it?

Started as a sore throat that hurts when I breathe in and has now moved down into my chest and feels very painful when I cough, what is it?

Coughing: This can represent an ongoing infection of the airways (bronchitis) or lungs (pneumonia) possibly with inflammation of the lining of the lung cavity. You should be seen by a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and tight chest. My chest hurts when I breathe and even when walking. My son had strep throat recently... Could I be getting it now?

I have a sore throat and tight chest. My chest hurts when I breathe and even when walking. My son had strep throat recently... Could I be getting it now?

Probably not: It is unlikely that strep throat is causing chest pain when breathing and walking. This is exactly the kind of problem that should be evaluated by a physician immediately. This could be something as minor as stress or muscle spasm, but it could be as serious as an evolving heart or lung problem. See your doctor. Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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My necie recently was sick from a commom cold now its gotten worse, . She says her throat hurts, she can't breathe, so I figured she might have strapt?

My necie recently was sick from a commom cold now its gotten worse, . She says her throat hurts, she can't breathe, so I figured she might have strapt?

See below: Unlikely to have cold symptoms with strep throat. However, if she is having trouble breathing and her symptoms have gotten worse, she should be seen. ...Read more

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I have a constant burning in my throat. When laying down or looking down it becomes hard to breath. My right side of my throat hurts more. Chestis tired?

I have a constant burning in my throat. When laying down or looking down it becomes hard to breath. My right side of my throat hurts more. Chestis tired?

Consider reflux: You have a condition known as laryngopharyngeal reflux but need to rule out other conditions as well. Have you seen a doctor yet? If not, it is time to do so. ...Read more

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Chest and throat hurts to breathe in and out. On period. Constant pains. What could this be?

Chest and throat hurts to breathe in and out. On period. Constant pains. What could this be?

Viral infection?: Sounds like the beginnings of a viral infection - common cold. If you develop any shortness of breath or fever over 101 then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I've had a sore throat about a week ago, my sore throat is now gone I have very dry coughs and whenever I take a deep breath I cough too help pls?

Hi, I've had a sore throat about a week ago, my sore throat is now gone I have very dry coughs and whenever I take a deep breath I cough too help pls?

Post viral infection: Post viral infection cough is quite common and can linger for weeks. If it persists then you should see your PCP or a lung Doctor. For now take cough drops and if nose congested or you feel postnatal drip take Loratadine plain. Hope it helped. Feel better! ...Read more

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Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Wisdom tooth: Get your teeth checked for infection. It's on one side and you have bad breath. Good possibility it's from a localized source like a tooth since it's on one side, teeth will often refer pain to the ear and an infection can cause bad breath.

Based on just the information provided i'd look toward a lower tooth in the back of the mouth as a possible cause. ...Read more

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After fried food throat hurts feels like closing but I can still drink and breathe is this gerd? It's an awful feeling

After fried food throat hurts feels like closing but I can still drink and breathe is this gerd? It's an awful feeling

Acid reflux: One potential cause is acid reflux which may be due to gerd but you should be seen by a GI doctor and have this checked. You may have helicobacter infection. The other consideration is that you are allergic to something in the food you are eating and that could be a life-threatening situation if not discovered soon. You really should see a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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My throat hurts a little when I breathe or talk and I have to cough sometimes. It's different than when I am catching a cold. What could it be?

My throat hurts a little when I breathe or talk and I have to cough sometimes. It's different than when I am catching a cold. What could it be?

Sore throat: You can get this feeling from GERD which is reflux or stomach acid coming up to the back of your throat and this can make you cough. Stay away from spicy foods, tomato sauce, and you need to be careful with the amounts of NSAIDs you are taking. You can take Pepcid (famotidine) complete to help with the symptoms. Also avoid laying down or reclining for at least 2 hrs after eating or drinking. No alcohol or smok ...Read more

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My friend lisa has a swollen lymph node on her neck, she says her throat hurts and it feels hard to breath sometimes. It came up all of a sudden.?

My friend lisa has a swollen lymph node on her neck, she says her throat hurts and it feels hard to breath sometimes. It came up all of a sudden.?

Exam: Any unexplained lymph node swelling with throat pain should be evaluated medically with tests for stept and mononucleosis as well as a routine blood count. Make an appointment for an examination with your physician. ...Read more

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Can a person get HPV or herpes in the throat. I'm not sick but my throat hurts sometimes and I feel like I've held my breath. I have HPV and hsv1.

Can a person get HPV or herpes in the throat. I'm not sick but my throat hurts sometimes and I feel like I've held my breath. I have HPV and hsv1.

Yes. Dr. can check.: 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I swallowed something hard and it was painful. Now my throat hurts alot. I can breathe but there is an ache and it hurts to swallow. What happened?

What and when: What did you swallow. And when

if it was solid or metal you can trace it by x ray, if it just happen go to the er ...Read more

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The right side of my throat hurts when I touch it. I have a painful cough that gags me, I get short of breath, and I vomit.

The right side of my throat hurts when I touch it. I have a painful cough that gags me, I get short of breath, and I vomit.

Fever?: Do you have a fever? You likely have a viral pharyngitis but mononucleosis is a real possibility too. Do you have a headache? Rash? Strep throat should also be ruled out and may be the most serious possibility. A simple throat swab can make this determination. I would urge you to see your doc tomorrow. Meanwhile, try some tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and get some rest. Try to nurse some liquids if you can. ...Read more

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When I wake up, my throat hurts, there is a post nasal draining and orofarenks is red. My speech is bad. Cant breath from nose. Hearing problems.

When I wake up, my throat hurts, there is a post nasal draining and orofarenks is red. My speech is bad. Cant breath from nose. Hearing problems.

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine, decongestant and nasal spray and neti potty sinus rinse can help. Consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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