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Went to drs for a pain in throat/neck on one side for 3 weeks. Why have i had a blood test? What will this show?

Went to drs for a pain in throat/neck on one side for 3 weeks.  Why have i had a blood test? What will this show?

Hard to say.: Standard chemistry and blood counts could give clues to a variety of disorders including infection, neoplasm ( tumors), liver or renal dysfunction (could be primarily related or change choice of therapy). These tests may or may not prove useful in your case. Normal would be very reassuring. ...Read more

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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Why do I always get a saw throat on one side every 2 weeks?

Why do I always get a saw throat on one side every 2 weeks?

Evaluation: It is very uncommon for someone to have a sore throat on a biweekly basis, on one side. There may be some other problem other than bacterial or viral. Please consult with a local ent, who can take a full medical history. ...Read more

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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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I have a sore throat throat on one side and it is really worrying me. I do not smoke or drink ?

I have a sore throat throat on one side and it is really worrying me. I do not smoke or drink ?

Sore Throat: Raymond, quit worrying and go get your throat evaluated by your doctor. We can not see what it is so that is your best course of action. Also great decision making in not smoking or drinking. ...Read more

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Hello I have a soar throat on one side I'm 18 years old I do not smoke or drink. I noticed there is a white patch where my tonsils used to be. Worried?

Hello I have a soar throat on one side I'm 18 years old I do not smoke or drink. I noticed there is a white patch where my tonsils used to be. Worried?

Pharyngitis: It sounds like you may have pharyngitis or possibly retained food debris. Gargle with salt water for 1-2 days, if the symptoms do not resolve, you will need to consult your doctor for possible antibiotics or further investigation of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Lymphoid hyperplasia in my throat on one side.Tissue still not gone back to norm 4wk, antib, steroids how long should I give this and should I biopsy?

Lymphoid hyperplasia in my throat on one side.Tissue still not gone back to norm 4wk, antib, steroids how long should I give this and should I biopsy?

Unclear/need more in: The terminology you are using is not conventional. Do you have a lump or growth visible? If it is is a mass which is growing then a biopsy is indicated. Is it on your tonsil? A good ENT doctor is what you need to guide you further. ...Read more

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I've got a saw ear on the inside and when i chew it's hurting my jaw line and stinging in my throat on one side what could this be?

I've got a saw ear on the inside and when i chew it's hurting my jaw line and stinging in my throat on one side what could this be?

Ear pain: Without an exam, difficult to say. Could be ear disease--otitis externa--due to foreign material or wax. Could be otitis media--an ear infection. Doc needs to look at the ear. Pain radiating to jaw line is suggestive of TMJ disease, but not conclusive. Throat irritation may be related to ear disease or separate matter. Again, this really needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you think it could be if you have a sore throat on one side but it feels more like a cut and hurts worse when you open your mouth to eaor yawn?

What do you think it could be if you have a sore throat on one side but it feels more like a cut and hurts worse when you open your mouth to eaor yawn?

Cannot diagnose: This needs to be seen to be correctly diagnosed and managed. May be viral, Strep, other. Let a doctor take a look and treat you appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have post nasal discharge and sore throat on one side only. What does this mean ? Weird

I have post nasal discharge and sore throat on one side only. What does this mean ? Weird

One sided pain: Suggest that you have an infection, ( most likely sinus ) , and that the drainage is only on the one side. ...Read more

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I have a large white streak extending from the hole in my tonsils down my throat on one side. It hurts to swallow and I have a swollen lymph node.

I have a large white streak extending from the hole in my tonsils down my throat on one side. It hurts to swallow and I have a swollen lymph node.

Dr. can check throat: 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 a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with symptoms. ...Read more