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I am experiencing sore on one side Puss pocket only one one side of throat ear pain when swallowing on the same side the pain is off and on ear hurt?

I am experiencing  sore on one side Puss pocket only one one side of throat ear pain when swallowing on the same  side the pain is off and on ear hurt?

You should see your: doctor today or tomorrow to be properly diagnosed and treated, if indicated. This could be a viral infection, but if it's on one side, an abscess needs to be ruled out. Your ear may be hurting from an ear infection or from pain referred up from your throat. ...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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Can strep cause pain on only one side of the throat?

Can strep cause pain on only one side of the throat?

Sometimes: Sometimes, strep throat will cause more pain in the left or right side of one's throat, but symptoms usually generalize to both sides of the throat within a few days. This can happen with any kind of throat infection, not just with strep. Doctors have a 5-minute test they can do in the office from a throat swab, to diagnose strep throat. Antibiotics like amoxicillin are used to treat strep throat. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat ?

I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat
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See a doc: Don't know you, history, age, etc. Could be acute infection e.g. Strep throat, viral infection, tonsillitis, abscess (pus pocket), less likely diphtheria; could be neurologic problem; could be tumor, e.g. Lymphoma, cancer; could be other stuff. See a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Needs evaluation: Anytime there is asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy this should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Most likely this is a normal variant, however may indicate a neoplasm within the tonsil. ...Read more

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18, pain on one side of throat, difficulty swallowing on that side, it also feels like dull , but no breathing difficulties?

18, pain on one side of throat, difficulty swallowing on that side, it also feels like dull , but no breathing difficulties?

Throat pain: Usually with tonsillitis or even pharyngitis, both sides of the throat are involved. It could still be either of these problems, but when a sore throat is just on one side of the throat, it really should be looked at to make sure it isn't something more serious like a small collection of pus behind the involved tonsil, known as a peritonsillar abscess, you should have this looked at. ...Read more

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What does severe pain in side of mouth, lump on throat and chin mean?

What does severe pain in side of mouth, lump on throat and chin mean?

Time to see Doctor: Pain with swelling / swollen areas are not a good combination. It should be examined by a dentist, primary doc, or urgent care doc soon. ...Read more

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I'm having pain on left side of my neck and a red lump on my left tonsil difficulty swallowing headache, and sore throat what is it?

Infected tonsil: This could be a simple viral infection but if the pain and tonsillar inflammation worsens an exam by your md along with a throat culture is recommended. With only 1 tonsil involved, entities such as a herpes infection or early tonsillar abscess are possibilities. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side only, getting worse by day, stuffiness and some swelling of glands on right side?

Sore throat on right side only, getting worse by day, stuffiness and some swelling of glands on right side?

Possible strep: It sounds like you may have tonsillitis or pharyngitis. It would be good for you to see a doctor for a strep test. It could be viral but if it is a streptococcal infection you would need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?

Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?

Yes possibly but: other causes should be explored. Pain in the areas you mention could be referred from structures in the anterior mediastinum (upper front part of chest), esophagus (GERD), heart, or upper lungs. Without a hands-on physical exam, proper history and possibly testing it would be impossible to narrow it down just based on areas of pain. ...Read more

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What could cause headache in front and back, nasal congestion, sore throat on one side when swallowing?

What could cause headache in front and back, nasal congestion, sore throat on one side when swallowing?

URI: upper respiratory tract infection/ congestion and inflammation, affects your throat, sinuses (headaches) and your nasal cavity which occupies a good part of the head, please see your doctor, you might need prescription medications, good luck ...Read more

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Have sore throat around adams apple and in back of throat. Two yellow sacs in the back of my throat. No hoarseness or pain swallowing. Smoker age 29?

Have sore throat around adams apple and in back of throat. Two yellow sacs in the back of my throat. No hoarseness or pain swallowing. Smoker age 29?

Sore throat: There are multiple causes of sore throat but without further history and physical exam it is essentially impossible to have it diagnosed correctly. If smoking is not the cause of it, it is definitely a contributor. I advise you to see a local doc to go over that with him. ...Read more

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Felling something is in my throat of left side, swelling on neck under the jaw left side, tiny blood on gargle, (31+smoke+drink) how common cancer is?

Felling something is in my throat of left side, swelling on neck under the jaw left side, tiny blood on gargle, (31+smoke+drink) how common cancer is?

Not common at all at: At this age, very unlikely. Yet you need to have a medical exam since you very likely have an enlarged lymph node in your left side of the neck, . This needs to be checked out if it does not go away over a period of 3-4 weeks. ...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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Pain on right side of head from base of neck to right eye, pain on right side of throat. No pain on waking up. Ideas.

Occipital neuralgia : involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. see orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed. ...Read more

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