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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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The left side of my throat suddenly developed a sharp pain when swallowing. The gland does not feel swollen to the touch. What could it be?

The left side of my throat suddenly developed a sharp pain when swallowing. The gland does not feel swollen to the touch. What could it be?

Please see below: Acute painful swallowing is usually due to infection or trauma. If you had a cough cold, may be due to pharyngitis. If this persists , this needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a hard white lump at the back of my throat on the right side witch is causing pain when swallowing?

I have a hard white lump at the back of my throat on the right side witch is causing pain when swallowing?

See doctor: Please see your doctor for an examination and a possible biopsy. While it may be benign, it could also be quite serious. ...Read more

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20 yr old smoke occasionally. Had pain when swallowing in the right side of my throat and node was swollen. no pain is almost gone after two days canc?

20 yr old smoke occasionally. Had pain when swallowing in the right side of my throat and node was swollen. no pain is almost gone after two days canc?

Node: cancer not likely, you have to smoke for 20 years a pack or more per day to get that, however if you chew tobacco you can develop oral cancer. The lymph node at the side of your neck could have gotten inflamed and there are many causes for that, if you are feeling better there is nothing you need to do ...Read more

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Pain when swallowing on the right side of throat sometimes feels like a muscle/bump prob and only hurts when head is tilted to the right, had for 2wks

Need more info: This kind of complaint that lasts for 2 weeks may indicate something serious. Please consult with an ear, nose, and throat specialist recommended by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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45 male. Never smoked. Right sided throat pain when swallowing for about 4 weeks. Strep negative. No fever. Does feel like post nasal drip. MD?

45 male.  Never smoked.  Right sided throat pain when swallowing for about 4 weeks.  Strep negative.  No fever.  Does feel like post nasal drip.  MD?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx, like Nexium, Prilosec, or Aciphex. See an ENT to evaliateKklk ...Read more

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I've sore throat, mucus, slight ear pain when swallowing mucus. No trouble swallowing. Used to smoke 1-2 cigs/day for 2.5 yr. Do I have cancer?

I've sore throat, mucus, slight ear pain when swallowing mucus. No trouble swallowing. Used to smoke 1-2 cigs/day for 2.5 yr. Do I have cancer?

Unlikely: Your young age and a short stint of smoking makes it unlikely. However, there is an increasing rate of head and neck cancer in young people related to human papilloma viruses probably related to oral sex. See an ENT doctor for complete examination. ...Read more