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Having throat pain while swallowing and it radiates to the ear.

Having throat pain while swallowing and it radiates to the ear.

Common: The same nerve that provides sensation to the throat also provides it to portions of the ear and throat infections can have referred pain to the ear. ...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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Right shoulder pain while breathing in and yawning?

Right shoulder pain while breathing in and yawning?

"referred pain": This may be pain that is radiating from your gallbladder - called "referred pain". Pleurisy can do it too. Time to see your doctor! you need a few tests. ...Read more

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Severe neck and back pain after hearing cracking in neck, can't move it without severe pain down neck, pain still there without movement.

Severe neck and back pain after hearing cracking in neck, can't move it without severe pain down neck, pain still there without movement.

Pinched nerve, slipp: You need an evaluation to be given a diagnosis. This could be slippage or a tumor, or a fracture, or a disc, Sicne this type of pain persists you should be evaluated. It may not be more than a pulled muscle but I can't tell and feel you need evaluation ...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

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What can cause ear aches, difficulty swallowing, stiff sore neck and difficulty opening my mouth?

What can cause ear aches, difficulty swallowing, stiff sore neck and difficulty opening my mouth?

TMJ vs other problem: Might be TMJ but your symptoms are vague enough that I think an evaluation by a ENT doc is warranted. If negative, see TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of chest, frequent belching, sternum pain while sleeping, pain in neck and shoulder when moving head a certain way worried lung canc?

Pain in left side of chest, frequent belching, sternum pain while sleeping, pain in neck and shoulder when moving head a certain way worried lung canc?

Probably not cancer: Given those set of symptoms, would think more about GI origin and musculoskeletal, but definitely should be evaluated further. A ct of chest would rule out or rule in lung pathology which may be considered. ...Read more

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What is pressure on chest, left arm pain, shoulder. And neck pain. Jaw pain and hard to swallow?

What is pressure on chest, left arm pain, shoulder. And neck pain. Jaw pain and hard to swallow?

Heart: It sounds like heart pain. I would get to an emergency room as soon as possible - like now! chew a few aspirins on the way if you have no reason not to take aspirin. Calling an ambulance would not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain and inability to feel food going down or burping up muscles all on one side. Pinched nerve neck?

Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain and inability to feel food going down or burping up muscles all on one side. Pinched nerve neck?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pain while swallowing food.

Esophagitis: Esophagitis, inflammation of lining of esophagus, usually caused by gastroesophageal reflux or vomiting excessively. Esophagitis can be caused by infection of esophagus. If left untreated, this condition can become very uncomfortable, causing problems with swallowing, ulcers, and scarring of the esophagus. Should see physician for workup and proper medical therapy. ...Read more

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Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches . Why?

Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches . Why?

Gravity: Shoulder, neck, ; headache pains are causally related in 40's female post-cervical injury. Head weighs about ten pounds ; injured ; strained neck muscles become spastic to prevent painful cervical tilt; a cervical self-preservative splinting process. The trick is to resolve muscle spasm to prevent muscle deconditioning and weakness from disuse. Few weeks of disuse can further weaken muscles. ...Read more

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Does indigestion cause neck and jaw pain?

Does indigestion cause neck and jaw pain?

Careful: Pain from angina (ischemia to heart muscle) can fell like indigestion. Also can occur in the arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, throat, or back. I'd recommend an MD exam ASAP. ...Read more

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Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain, inability to feel food going down or burping, and burning forearm all on 1 side. Pinch nerve?

Neck stiffness with trouble turning head, throat pain, inability to feel food going down or burping, and burning forearm all on 1 side. Pinch nerve?

Neuropathy: You need to see a doctor, possibly a neurologist, ASAP. This is not an issue which can be solved over the internet. Please go and be evaluated before this becomes far worse. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Headache ringing ears sinus pain dizziness when bending forward shoulder and neck pain?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain. This condition must be professionally managed. Often use of Excedrin will lead to medication overuse headache. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. ...Read more

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Left jaw joint ache when chin tilted down or turning neck left. sometimes pain uppr left throat & ear when swallowng. jaw clicking when eating. tmjd?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause neck pain when swallowing?

Not likely: Unless you are calling sore throat from laryngitis or pharyngitis which could possibly be allergic, pain in the back of neck does not happen from allergies. ...Read more

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Severe pain whilst breathing in shoulders, neck and arm hurt and really bad chest pain?

Go nearest ER now: Many possibilities. Seek emergency medical attention without delay. Call 911 now. ...Read more

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TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing.  Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pains, pain when breathing, and trouble swallowing?

What could cause chest pains, pain when breathing, and trouble swallowing?

Need diagnosis: You describe three separate and possibly unrelated symptoms. I am not sure about the pain when breathing but chest pain and trouble swallowing may be associated with reflux of acid from the stomach, so-called gerd. Pain when breathing may be related to muscle tenderness. Obviously, chest pain could be more serious and needs a diagnosis by your primary care physician. ...Read more