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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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Having pain right side of neck/throat and upper right side of chest. Worse taking deep breath feels like sharp pain. Also a slight headache?

Throat pain, HeadA: Throat pain with Headache can be due to: virus, flu (usually have muscle aches), bacteria (see your MD to rule out Strep throat, for instance). Sharp pain with deep breath could be due to: virus, bacteria (ie, pneumonia); if any previous trauma: broken ribs, pneumothorax (in your case depending on history very unlikely). See PCP for full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sle lupus I have a pain behind my right shoulder blade and it gets worse on taking deep breaths any ideas?

Chest pain: Pleurisy is common with lupus, and is easily treated but some lupus patients and others get clots in the lung. Very important to find out which is which as clots can kill you. Might even be a small muscle injruy. This needs to be addressed===quickly. ...Read more

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My mom not feeling good She check her BP it is 104/54 she very weak and short of breath she was just diagnose with lupus month go she taking azathiopr?

My mom not feeling good She check her BP it is 104/54 she very weak and short of breath she was just diagnose with lupus month go she taking azathiopr?

See provider: It depends on her usual BP 104/54 is normal for many women but with weakness and shortness of breath on her med could indicate a problem Go to provider for testing ...Read more

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I have POTS and Lupus how come I can now run 2 miles on a jog but I still get short of breath going up flights of stairs?

I have POTS and Lupus how come I can now run 2 miles on a jog but I still get short of breath going up flights of stairs?

It's your POTS: Your ability to run 2 miles suggests that SLE is not affecting your heart or lungs. POTS often presents with shortness of breath &/or palpitations, more common at the beginning of exercise. You require a more lengthly warm-up, hard to provide when going up the stairs. If this symptom is excessively bothersome, you may benefit from low to moderate dose beta blocker such as metoprolol or nadolol ...Read more

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Chronic reacurring body aches, severe pain in back and chest with shortness of breath. Letting up then get "attacks" , lupus? What else? What tests?

Chronic reacurring body aches, severe pain in back and chest with shortness of breath. Letting up then get "attacks" , lupus? What else? What tests?

See a rheumatologist: The symptoms are too general to answer specifically. You need to consult with a rheumatologist who will then order tests appropriate for your symptoms and physical exam. ...Read more

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I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

I have lupus and i keep getting a sore throat?

Can be a few things : Some lupus patients get ulcers in the the mouth, throat and nose. Because of dryness and or immunosuppressive medications like prednisone, you may have a yeast infection called thrush. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more