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I have had Upper GI, ultra sound, pain upper left side. Lots of indigestion, clearing throat and cough. Doctor found Hitnal hernia and maybe a nerve?

I have had Upper GI, ultra sound, pain upper left side. Lots of indigestion, clearing throat and cough. Doctor found Hitnal hernia and maybe a nerve?

Hiatal hernia: Sx u are describing sound like hiatal hernia wth reflux.This is when portion of stomach pooches thru the hole in diaphragm where your esophagus would normally be. When this happens food and stomach acid can wash up the esophagus and go into the lungs, esp when lying down. This causes coughing, choking and of course indigestion. Best to eat small meals and not to eat late at nite, ask MDfor antacid. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I've had a tickly cough for 6 weeks and have a small white spot on left side of throat should I be worried?

I've had a tickly cough for 6 weeks and have a small white spot on left side of throat should I be worried?

Maybe: Any cough that is lasting that long should be evaluated, regardless of the white patch. The white patch could be from many things and could be related, but I would focus more on the ongoing cough. See your doctor and get checked out-it's been long enough. ...Read more

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Irritating cough for over 2 months. Coughing fits during the day, especially bed time. I feel it on the left side of throat. Astma puffer don't work?

Irritating cough for over 2 months. Coughing fits during the day, especially bed time. I feel it on the left side of throat. Astma puffer don't work?

May not be asthma: I am assuming that since you have a "puffer" you already may have asthma. However, a persistent cough like you describe may be something else. You may want to look into GERD (gastroesophegeal reflux disease). This occurs when acid from the stomach is passed upwards into the throat which can cause a burning but also a cough. Any obstruction can be tested with a spirometer. Good Luck ...Read more

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My left side of throat has been bothering. Its not a terrible pain but an annoying one usually when I yawn or cough. I am able to swallow my food.

My left side of throat has been bothering. Its not a terrible pain but an annoying one usually when I yawn or cough. I am able to swallow my food.

Exam: You will need to be checked for a throat infection or abscess as well as any possible adenoidal hyperplasia. See you private physician for an exam. ...Read more

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I have pain on left side of my ear down to my throat with a hacking cough. What can this possibly be?

I have pain on left side of my ear down to my throat with a hacking cough. What can this possibly be?

Possible infection: Hard to say without seeing you but an ear or throat infection could cause this. Take Motrin as directed and see a doctor if it persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Unclear: There are many parameters I do not know that would be helpful : how long you have had this cough, are you bending your head below your waist, have you eaten enough food / drank enough fluids, are there other symptoms. The increased pressure within your body during coughing actions can sometimes cause pressure in your head. However you will need an evaluation by a professional to seek more help... ...Read more

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I feel pressure on my chest and my left side rib is paining and I do feel pain on throat. I feel something grabbiing in my throat. I don't have cough.

I feel pressure on my chest and my left side rib is paining and I do feel pain on throat. I feel something grabbiing in my throat. I don't have cough.

Needs evaluation: 1. Could be rib, soft tissue injury, bronchitis
2. Could be a collapsed lung
3. Could be a blood clot

ultimately you need evaluation and if your pain is that bad you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Small lump on my left side of my throat just above where you feel for pulse is this normal? Its smaller than a pea very hard. Got a cough for a week+

Small lump on my left side of my throat just above where you feel for pulse is this normal? Its smaller than a pea very hard. Got a cough for a week+

Likely lymph node: If you have an upper respiratory infection like a cough, it is common to have lymph nodes in the neck become inflamed and be able to feel them. If it persists more than 2 weeks after your cough subsides then I recommend seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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I just got over a real bad cold and cough and im not coughing anymore but the left side of my throat hurts and it also hurts to swallow?

See your doctor: If there is persistent pain in your throat and pain with swallowing, see your doctor. If she can't take care of it, you may need to see an ENT doctor. Your problem can't be diagnosed without an examination. Other conditions, such as a peritonsillar abscess, will need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I get itching in my left side of the throat, and when the itching starts, tears come from the one eye on the same side (left).the cough is dry and it res?

I get itching in my left side of the throat, and when the itching starts, tears come from the one eye on the same side (left).the cough is dry and it res?

Tearing: If your eye shows no sign of irritation or inflammation, the tearing appears to be a reflex reaction to the throat itch. Occasionally there may be associated sneezing or nose running. The latter may be caused by intolerance to things like temperature change or certain food or spice, excess dryness in the environment, early phase of throat infection or head cold, or allergy to certain substances. ...Read more

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Physically I felt a lump on left side of my throat. I have no cough nor felt lump when swallowing. Anything to fear?

Physically I felt a lump on left side of my throat. I have no cough nor felt lump when swallowing. Anything to fear?

Hard to tell: The fact that you may feel something that's new or you never felt before should probably be seen by a physician. There are a lot of possibilities, some good, some bad. However if you notice it changing I would get there as soon a possible. ...Read more

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Getting tingling sensation in throat more on left side causing cough and throw up after every meal. Constantly clearing throat. Please advice?

Getting tingling sensation in throat more on left side causing cough and throw up after every meal. Constantly clearing throat. Please advice?

Reflux: You are experiencing reflux. Eat smaller meals and do not drink so much water at one time. Avoid acidic foods. Try Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec over the counter twice a day and you will be feeling better soon. Feel better! ...Read more

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So for a few days I've had a sore throat and my left side of my throat hurts more than my right. Also it hurts to yawn and I cough a lot at night.

So for a few days I've had a sore throat and my left side of my throat hurts more than my right. Also it hurts to yawn and I cough a lot at night.

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are 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 in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) (for ~2 days) can lessen throat pain. ...Read more

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Right side of chest hurts periodically. I always feel like I have to cough, throat feels irritated/ left side tight and hurts. Blood/chestx-ray norm?

Right side of chest hurts periodically. I always feel like I have to cough, throat feels irritated/ left side tight and hurts. Blood/chestx-ray norm?

Yes, but look deeper: Perhaps, but you need to dig deeper. Look for a physician who performs multifunction cardiography : https://www. Google. Com/search? Q=multifunction+cardiogram&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&hl=en&client=safari#itp=open0. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a GERD flare up, despite daily dose of Pantoprazole? If so would it cause left side back pain, and would whitish flem come up my throat? My throat has been dry because of this but I have no cough.

Can stress cause a GERD flare up, despite daily dose of Pantoprazole? If so would it cause left side back pain, and would whitish flem come up my throat? My throat has been dry because of this but I have no cough.

Stress can increase: Acid formation in the stomach despite the pantoprazole. Increased acid formation needs to be neutralized with medication managment. Increased acid in the stomach can cause laryngo-pharyngeal reflux followed with throat discomfort. I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Sore throat (neck area) hurts to swallow plus cough. Neck glands bigger on left side but right side is sore. How is that possible?

Sore throat (neck area) hurts to swallow plus cough. Neck glands bigger on left side but right side is sore. How is that possible?

Pharyngitis/tonsilli: When you have infection in the tonsils or pharynx it is not uncommon to have lymph nodes in the neck. These nodes do not have to be the same size or consistency on both sides. ...Read more

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Have a pain in throat on left side that hurts slightly when I swallow but hurts a lot when I cough. It feels like a tear in my throat. Some ear pain?

Viral Infection: It is most likely a Viral throat infection. You can take some throat lozenges and over the counter NSAIDs for your symptoms. Your ear pain is likely referred pain from your throat. Your symptoms should get better in 5-7 days. Seek medical attention if you don’t improve by then or get worse in the meantime. ...Read more

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Sudden warm feeling left side throat and face, now feel warm in nose and strange generally (shaky, diarrhoea, cough). Had flu last week. Doctor? ...

Sudden warm feeling left side throat and face, now feel warm in nose and strange generally (shaky, diarrhoea, cough). Had flu last week. Doctor? ...

Probably Sinusitis: It sounds like an after effect of your flu infection which can cause inflammation in surrounding tissues in oral and nasal cavities. If you didn't take flu medicine then it wouldn't be very effective after one week. Try OTC decongestant, Acetaminophen, vit C and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough I get a sore throat on the left side after a night where I have to speak loud over music or other voices what could this be?

I have a persistent cough I get a sore throat on the left side after a night where I have to speak loud over music or other voices what could this be?

Laryngeal cyst: Get evaluated by ent. Very common in singers or people who speak loud for any reason. Cyst formed on larynx or vocal cords. ...Read more

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Swooshing white noise type in ears, mucus feel at the bottom of throat have slight head Ache in eyes&left side head sometimes when I cough, move head?

Swooshing white noise type in ears, mucus feel at the bottom of throat have slight head Ache in eyes&left side head sometimes when I cough, move head?

Infection: Sounds like an infection of the sinuses and / or middle ears. If you do not have a fever and have had the symptoms less than 10 days you can try treating it with rest, fluids and OTC meds like dayquil / nyquil, advil, Robitussin / mucinex (guaifenesin). If the symptoms last over 10 days, if you get vertigo or a fever of 101 or more, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Sore throat on left side with ear ache, deep cough and bad breath. What can I do?

Wisdom tooth: Get your teeth checked for infection. It's on one side and you have bad breath. Good possibility it's from a localized source like a tooth since it's on one side, teeth will often refer pain to the ear and an infection can cause bad breath.

Based on just the information provided i'd look toward a lower tooth in the back of the mouth as a possible cause. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat &it feels almost raw on the left side, a runny nose, headaches, congestion, cough, little wheezing when I breath w/ discomfort.

I have a sore throat &it feels almost raw on the left side, a runny nose, headaches, congestion, cough, little wheezing when I breath w/ discomfort.

The wheezing: It seems you have a viral infection but I am most concerned about the wheezing part, as a viral infection or any urti can trigger asthmatic symptoms. Consult a doctor and treat the wheeze. ...Read more

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Have a tickley cough now for 2 weeks. Coughing up little bits of phlem. Bad on a night and morning also have gland up in left side of neck.

Have a tickley cough now for 2 weeks. Coughing up little bits of phlem. Bad on a night and morning also have gland up in left side of neck.

Swollen neck glands: Associated with persistent cough may not be cause for alarm and may be related to a viral uri. Persistent non-tender swelling, however, unassociated with other symptoms, may warrant an exam to rule out rarer, but more serious, causes. Cessation of smoking, then a visit to your pcp, may be appropriate. ...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