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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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I've been having a throbbing pressure-like feeling in my head past 2 weeks and often dizziness. And pain in the left side of my throat when swallowing?

I've been having a throbbing pressure-like feeling in my head past 2 weeks and often dizziness. And pain in the left side of my throat when swallowing?

Allergic rhinitis: Your symptoms suggest pressure changes in the sinuses and in absence of fever due to allergy medicines try otc for sinuses see if it improves. ...Read more

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Am feeling pain on left side of my throat but i swallow witout difficulty?

See your doctor: Your problem could be caused by many different things. Some possibilities include acid reflux, post nasal drip, allergy, tonsil stones, etc. See your doctor. ...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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Pain left side of throat like needle is stuck in throat.Worse swallowing.Drink ofwater relieves pain for 2 mins.Glands not swollen.What could this be?

Pain left side of throat like needle is stuck in throat.Worse swallowing.Drink ofwater relieves pain for 2 mins.Glands not swollen.What could this be?

Throat irritation: Could be irritation caused by a possible infection, be it viral or bacterial. If not better soon, get it examined by a health care professional, best wishes. ...Read more

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Painful to swallow, gland on left side of throat swollen and painful. Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Painful to swallow,  gland on left side of throat swollen and painful.  Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Tonsillitis?: If the gland is inside it could be tonsillitis. If it is outside we call it adenopathy. They are lymph glands which the body uses in response to inflammation or infection or foreign body irritation. It still could be infection in nature, and strep is no the only cause of infection. Go see your doctor and be evaluated, especially to make sure no abscess and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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