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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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My throat is swollen on one side and I have a fever?

My throat is swollen on one side and I have a fever?

Potentially bad: If this is truly one sided swelling and pain... It is concerning for peritonsillar abcess. This needs treatment. See your doc today. If it is really both sides then ignore above. ...Read more

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Why is my tooth sore and got one side of my face swolen?

Why is my tooth sore and got one side of my face swolen?

Infection: Swelling from a rotten tooth is caused by an infection. Please make an appointment with a local dentist for treatment. May also be a periodontal problem. ...Read more

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Why is one side of my labia swollen and sore?

Why is one side of my labia swollen and sore?

Infection: The most common issue is an infection, most likely a hair follicle or gland. A Bartholin gland infection can also cause labial swelling. I recommend getting checked as early antibiotics may knock things out quickly ...Read more

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My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth.  Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

Evaluation needed: It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is only one side of my throat sore?

Why is only one side of my throat sore?

It's possible: you have pain on one side of your throat if that's the only location with inflammation. Without examining you it's impossible to give a definitive answer. ...Read more

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One side of my husbands throat is swollen. What can this be?

One side of my husbands throat is swollen. What can this be?

Can be infectious: One can have one sided tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If this isn't associated with sore throat symptoms, you should see an ent asap. Also if there is any breathing issues, drooling, severe difficulty with opening your mouth i would see an ent or the er.l, as one can develop an abscess. Otherwise you can see your primary to see if antibiotics are warranted ...Read more

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One side of my neck is sore and swolen. What is the problem.

One side of my neck is sore and swolen. What is the problem.

Need to examine: A physician must examine you to determine the cause. It can be an infected tooth or a swollen lymph node or many other conditions. Do not delay the visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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One side of my neck is swollen..Reasons?

One side of my neck is swollen..Reasons?

Wow: Painful? Fever? Midde of neck? Side of neck? Trouble swallowing? Important questions. No way to answer this without an exam. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore on one side Puss pocket only one one side of throat ear pain when swallowing on the same side the pain is off and on ear hurt?

I am experiencing  sore on one side Puss pocket only one one side of throat ear pain when swallowing on the same  side the pain is off and on ear hurt?

You should see your: doctor today or tomorrow to be properly diagnosed and treated, if indicated. This could be a viral infection, but if it's on one side, an abscess needs to be ruled out. Your ear may be hurting from an ear infection or from pain referred up from your throat. ...Read more

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What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

Infection: Throat pain usually signals the invasion of these structures by a germ, usually viral but sometimes bacterial. This could be a simple passing virus that self heals, or something as bad as an abscess that may need surgical drainage. Depending on how you feel, a visit to have it evaluated my be prudent. ...Read more

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Lump near my tonsils at the roof of my mouth it hurts to swallow my throat is killing on one side Eyes are hurting Got a headache Been sick?

Lump near my tonsils at the roof of my mouth 
 it hurts to swallow my throat is killing on one side
Eyes are hurting
Got a headache 
Been sick?

Many issues: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be examined carefully and the staff will discuss your case with an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. Please let me know what developed. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

Likely not related: Scalp patches likely not related. After sinus infection ex. Or sore throat (viral, bacterial) lymph nodes may grow. If they persist after a few weeks consider evaluation for ex. Lymphoma. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck, what is it?

I have swollen lymph nodes on the right side of my neck, what is it?

Could be infection: Swollen lymph nodes are very common and are usually associated with infection or inflammation; however, they should be checked out by your medical doctor to make sure you do not have to be treated. Don't take chances with your health and have a great day! ...Read more

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What causes random swelling of the lymphnodes on my right? It "hurts" to my my tounge. Only swollen on my throat and chin area

What causes random swelling of the lymphnodes on my right? It "hurts" to my my tounge. Only swollen on my throat and chin area

Random infections..: When lymph nodes swells up , it's from the infected areas or organs they draine .. Consult your doctor for evaluation and treatment .. ...Read more

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At the back of my throat on one of my tonsils it is red and inflamed on the left side it also hurts to swallow and has a white/yellow spot on it?

At the back of my throat on one of my tonsils it is red and inflamed on the left side it also hurts to swallow and has a white/yellow spot on it?

Tonsil inflammation: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see Dr & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. May be viral. ...Read more

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My left side of my gums is swollen why?

My left side of my gums is swollen why?

See dentist: Can be varius causes..May be tooth infection..Gum infection.Best is to get it evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more