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My throat feels tight and achy and its swollen what is it?

My throat feels tight and achy and its swollen what is it?

Infection?: May have an infection. With pain and swelling suggest you see your otlaryngologist.

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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The bottom of my throat feels tight and swollen, what could it be?

The bottom of my throat feels tight and swollen, what could it be?

See a doctor: Without being able to examine you there is no way to diagnose. This may be dangerous, and if any suggestion of its interfering with your breathing you should see a professional right away. Hope you are better soon..

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Have had tight feeling in my upper left arm & shoulder plus sometimes feels like my throat is tight or has a lump or my glands are swollen?

Have had tight feeling in my upper left arm & shoulder plus sometimes feels like my throat is tight or has a lump or my glands are swollen?

Are you ok Now?: If the symptoms lasts for more than 30 minutes and if you have any risk factors for Heart attack (Personal or Family history of MI before age 60, High Cholestrerol., High BP, Diabetes are the main ones then yo should be in ED. Take Aspirin and chew it. If none of above then may be Anxiety- Panic attack or Allergy or Reflux But these are not emergency

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Hoarse for 3mos saw ENT twice swollen vocal cords/tonsils but no diagnosis. Throat feels tight, swollen, constricted, some food gets stuck in throat?

Hoarse for 3mos saw ENT twice swollen vocal cords/tonsils but no diagnosis. Throat feels tight, swollen, constricted, some food gets stuck in throat?

Tight throat: Surprised your ENT doctor wasn't able to figure out what's going on. If food is getting stuck in your throat, that is not good. Highly recommend you see your ENT doctor again one more time or see another one for second opinion if the first one is not able to help you.

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Sore throat. No strep. Test negative. Feels swollen on the inside and tight. Hard to swallow. Feel the need to gag. Feels like I'm gong to vomit.

Sore throat. No strep. Test negative. Feels swollen on the inside and tight. Hard to swallow. Feel the need to gag. Feels like I'm gong to vomit.

Viral infection: Sore throat may be caused by a virus. Hard to swallow because your tonsils and/or lymph glands are swollen & this also will make you gag because of associated mucus. Get to your primary care physician or ENT specialist This may not be a "simple" sore throat.

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The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

Check for sinusitis: Swollen glands in the neck are generally the result of chronic sinus drainage or other head and neck inflamation especially in young otherwise healthy individuals. You should seek the attention of a medical doctor to better assess the situation or an ENT doctor.

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Spider bite 4 weeks ago still sore hot pains up and down body stabbing ankles wrists tingling tired aching head feels tight throat swollen ankles too?

Spider bite 4 weeks ago still sore hot pains up and down body stabbing ankles wrists tingling tired aching head feels tight throat swollen ankles too?

Is a spider bite?: It may not have been a spider bite. There have been many cases of skin infections caused by Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA). The lesion is typically described as a spider bite. What happens is this organism penetrates the skin via hair follicle and makes its way into the body. It can evade the immune system, but it can also attack with vigor. Get a blood test!

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What causes throat tightness/swollen choking sensation?

What causes throat tightness/swollen choking sensation?

See below: Many things, none of them good. You need to see your doctor today to sort these symptoms out.

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My throat has felt very swollen and very tight however is is not sore. It has been like this consistently for a week. Could it be strep?

My throat has felt very swollen and very tight however is is not sore. It has been like this consistently for a week. Could it be strep?

Possibly: Strep is a bacterial infection often associated with tonsillitis. There is generally a sore throat red papules on the tongue and white plaques on the tonsil or back of throat normally a fever is present. A simple visit to a clinic would reveal if its strep with a swab. Strep needs antibiotics. This may be a simple post nasal drip in early allergy season but if you start to feel ill get tested.

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Neg oraquick test 5.5wk after protected sex w/ lady. Now 7wk&worry -swollen jawline lymphnode &tight throat. Will oraquick still be neg? Paranoid?

Neg oraquick test 5.5wk after protected sex w/ lady. Now 7wk&worry -swollen jawline lymphnode &tight throat. Will oraquick still be neg? Paranoid?

Viral load: If you are concerned that this may be the acute retroviral syndrome with hiv, you can always request an HIV viral load to catch HIV infections in the "window period" before the antibodies manifest.

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Could a tight throat and swollen gland be related to impacted wisdom tooth?

Could a tight throat and swollen gland be related to impacted wisdom tooth?

Possibly: If you have you have pain due to a wisdom tooth and now have swollen glands and your throat is tight - you could have an abscess with germs that are spreading. If that is the case -would recommend medical and dental follow up asap. This can be very serious. On the other hand, the wisdom tooth and the tight throat and swollen glands may be a separate issue.

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Would a tight throat and swollen gland be related to impacted wisdom tooth?

Not much: Tight throat should not be present. If you have a tight throat you need to contact your surgeon as this may be an allergic reaction to medication. Swollen glands may since you had surgery and drainage from your face will track down to your glands. It should be temporary and if not see your surgeon.

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I have a sore / swollen throat, a tight / heavy chest and a cough. I am use to these symptoms when I get sick. Do you have suggestions on what to do?

I have a sore / swollen throat, a tight / heavy chest and a cough. I am use to these symptoms when I get sick. Do you have suggestions on what to do?

What to do.: Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!!

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What could the following symptoms possibly mean: nasal congestion, swollen lymphnodes, swelling on the neck, and tightness of the throat?

What could the following symptoms possibly mean: nasal congestion, swollen lymphnodes, swelling on the neck, and tightness of the throat?

A cold: It sounds like you have a cold. Some cold viruses (like adenovirus) can cause these symptoms. If they do not clear up then see your doctor. Antibiotics are unlikely to be helpful. I hope you feel better soon!

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I am 24 year old female my throat is very tight for the last 2 weeks along with shortness of breath? And swollen glands.

I am 24 year old female my throat is very tight for the last 2 weeks along with shortness of breath? And swollen glands.

See a doctor ASAP: There are some illnesses that require immediate attention, and tightness in the throat and shortness of breath are both on the list, because if you can't breathe or your airway is blocked it is lethal. Since you have had this for 2 wks, your airway is obviously still ok, but that can change quickly. Go to an urgent care or ER if you can't get in to your regular doctor right away.

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Swollen lips, wheeze, cough, tightness in throat, tightness in chest are all present during my kids month on tobi (tobramycin). I wear n95 1 hr & hepabut still sx.

Swollen lips, wheeze, cough, tightness in throat, tightness in chest are all present during my kids month on tobi (tobramycin). I wear n95 1 hr & hepabut still sx.

Talk to your doctor: Much of the dose of tobi (tobramycin) goes into the air rather than directly into the child, especially when given with a mask rather than mouthpiece. It sounds like you are having a reaction to it. Talk to your child's doctor who has prescribed the tobi (tobramycin). It may be necessary to switch to a different inhaled antibiotic for your child rather than tobi (tobramycin).

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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