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I have severe neck pain, a headache, and difficulty swallowing. This has been going on since thursday and is getting worse. Should i go in?

I have severe neck pain, a headache, and difficulty swallowing. This has been going on since thursday and is getting worse. Should i go in?

Definitely: These symptoms worsening and for this long need to be seen by a physician and if this is really bad you might consider going into the er. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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Have trouble swallowing. Have to gag food back up & try to re swallow. Happens numerous times a day. One side thyroid thicker. Neck pain sometimes. ?

Have trouble swallowing. Have to gag food back up & try to re swallow. Happens numerous times a day. One side thyroid thicker. Neck pain sometimes. ?

Dysphagia : There are many potential causes of dysphagia, or trouble swallowing. Some of them have to do with the esophagus, and others are neurologic in nature. Because your symptoms are so prominent, you should see a gastroenterologist promptly. Good luck. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend is experiencing loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowing hot liquids) , gagging and difficulty walkin...

Seek medical care: While symptoms of loss of voice, neck pain, difficulty swallowing can be from a viral infection such as laryngitis, these symptoms could also be from a bacterial infection such as pharyngitis or epiglottis, which can be an emergency. Don't delay getting a physician to examine someone having such symptoms. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, spasms. Difficulty swallowing, lips get numb, choking Sensation. worse if I carry something heavy. Relief if I lay down.

I have neck pain, spasms. Difficulty swallowing, lips get numb, choking Sensation. worse if I carry something heavy. Relief if I lay down.

Cervical Symptoms: What you describe sounds like a disorder of the cervical spine. Perhaps there is a slipped disc or some change in the spinal column. Try hot shower to neck, GENTLY turn side to side for 3 minutes/day. If not relieved, need to get this checked by orthopedist. ...Read more

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What causes ear,jaw,neck pain with soreness, swelling and difficulty swallowing all on the left side.

What causes ear,jaw,neck pain with soreness, swelling and difficulty swallowing all on the left side.

Complex : The head and neck is exquisitely intricate. Could be anything from an ear or upper respiratory infection to TMJ syndrome to cancer in a smoker. Could be a dental problem too. If worsening need an ENT doc to examine you, especially if a smoker. Motrin can help relieve symptoms. But if worse after the drug wears off need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Belching: The excessive belching is caused by some underlying condition, such as your reflux disease. The belching itself is more a symptom than the cause you need to get treated. Seek help form a GI dr. Who specializes in this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Neck pain on my carotid artery that spreads to my jaw. On going for five days, 8/10 pain, sometimes get a stiff neck. Difficulty swallowing, no fever.?

Neck pain on my carotid artery that spreads to my jaw. On going for five days, 8/10 pain, sometimes get a stiff neck. Difficulty swallowing, no fever.?

See a Doc: You really need to see a doctor immediately. There are many possible causes and a few of these causes can be serious. You should go to an emergency room today if you cannot get in to see a doctor to have this checked out and make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...

I am experiencing  bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...

Doctor can examine: 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). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty with swallowing is the sensation that food is stuck in the throat, or from the neck down to just above the abdomen ...Read more