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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 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

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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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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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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

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 (rabeprazole). See an ENT to evaliateKklk ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea (severity: moderate) and one yellow ball of pus possibly? On left tonsil

I am experiencing sore throat, pain when swallowing, nausea (severity: moderate) and one yellow ball of pus possibly? On left tonsil

Doctor can examine: New 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 the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.

Dull neck pain in the back of the neck on the right side where shoulder meets. Sharp pain when swallowing in that area.

See a physician: This may be something as simple as a rib that is out place, but with a sharp pain during swallowing, I would recommend seeing a physician and having an examination, possibly imaging to make sure something more serious is not occurring. If everything bad is ruled out, then consider manipulation and physical therapy. Again, I would first recommend evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Lyphm node on neck really swollen and tonsil on that side white and swollen. Negative for strep. Only mild pain when swallowing on that side. Worried?

Lyphm node on neck really swollen and tonsil on that side white and swollen. Negative for strep. Only mild pain when swallowing on that side. Worried?

Viral: A lymph node is simply a reaction to an infection. You most likely have a viral throat infection which will resolve on its own. As the infection resolves, the lymph node will go away. ...Read more

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I have swollen two nodes at the side of my neck. Signs of pain when touch, fever and chills. No pain when swallowing. It's already 4 days.

Infection: May be abscessed tooth. Please see your dentist. If dental causes ruled out, next step is to see your physician. You have, in all probability, a serious infection that can do serious harm. Seek professional help now. ...Read more

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Have this artery or vessel along right side of my neck inflammed and in pain when swallowing. Got this off klonopin (clonazepam) taper. Should I take nsaid?

Have this artery or vessel along right side of my neck inflammed and in pain when swallowing. Got this off klonopin (clonazepam) taper. Should I take nsaid?

Possible lymph node: Sounds like a lymph node or part of your thyroid. Have your pcp evaluate. Tell him/her is you have a fever, chills, sores in your mouth etc. ...Read more

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My brother who is over 30 has had a soar throat for 3 months he says he has a pain when swallowing?

My brother who is over 30 has had a soar throat for 3 months he says he has a pain when swallowing?

See a doctor...: Sore throat and painful swallowing for 3 months is concerning for either a infection of the throat or esophagus and/or acid reflux. Lpr (laryngopharyngeal reflux) is a variant of gerd (gastro-esophgeal reflux) that is caused by acidic stomach contents refluxing high up the esophagus and spilling over into the throat, larynx and vocal cords. Suggest that he sees a GI specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an aching throat but there is no pain when swallowing. Is this normal?

I have an aching throat but there is no pain when swallowing. Is this normal?

No: You shouldn't normally have an aching throat, but it doesn't sound worrisome. If symptoms worsen should go ahead and get checked. ...Read more

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Lower throat pain when swallowing. On and off for over a week. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Lower throat pain when swallowing. On and off for over a week. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Thyroid..: Can be inflammation of your thyroid......take two aspirin pills...if it clears it...get your thyroid checked....for solution. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain when swallowing, lump in throat?

Please help! I'm having pain when swallowing, lump in throat?

Yes it can be reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux is a common cause of feeling a swelling in the throat and trouble swallowing. Often it is accompanied by hoarseness, especially after eating. You might also notice nausea, belching, more pain after eating, or heartburn. I suggest trying ranitidine or famotidine. Avoid caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and large meals, as well as not eating right before bed. ...Read more

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Throat pain when swallowing after endoscopy. Normal?

Throat pain when swallowing after endoscopy. Normal?

Post procedure: Yes, it would be relatively normal to have a sore throat with swallowing after an endoscopy. This should resolve in 2-3 days. If it persists or worsens beyond 7 to 10 days, then you should contact the Doctor who did the procedure for his or her opinion. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain when swallowing along with a lump in my throat?

Throat Pain: Schedule an appointment with your physician for an examination. Pain when swallowing along with a lump in your throat can be elicited by many things, including strep throat, inflamed tonsils, gastric reflux and several other concerns. Your doctor will best be able to diagnose your symptoms and provide the appropriate treatment. Today, take Aspirin (if you are able to) to relieve the discomfort! ...Read more

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I've had pain when swallowing on & off for a month. There are 2 red patches at the back of my throat. Sometimes I get pain when I move my tongue. Help?

Needs to be examined: It's best to see your doctor, who can physically examine your throat, and look at these red patches more closely. Plus you want to document what is going on now. So s/he can help you with a working diagnosis, prognosis, and a plan of action. A month is long enough to see whether or not it would go away on its own. So it's time to get your medical consult done. ...Read more

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I have a tightness in the back of my throat and chest and pain when swallowing?

I have a tightness in the back of my throat and chest and pain when swallowing?

Looks like a problem: A primary care doctor, and ENT specialist, and a G.I. Specialist can help figure out what is causing swallowing problems. Possible causes include nerve problems, tumors (including cancers), infections, damage from acid reflux, esophagus malfunctions or spasms, eosinophilic esophagitis, etc... Normal swallowing is an automatic, smooth, painless event; so anything other than that should be examined. ...Read more

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Suffering with throat pain on the outside. No pain when swallowing etc during the day, but sore at night when swallowing.

Suffering with throat pain on the outside. No pain when swallowing etc during the day, but sore at night when swallowing.

Dr. Can check throat: New 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 the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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My Uncle is experiencing pain when swallowing and cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describes him: Spots on throat. What shoul...

My Uncle is experiencing pain when swallowing and cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describes him: Spots on throat. What shoul...

Mgt: I would recommend a throat exam, and possibly a culture to determine the cause. Please save a sample to show his provider. Please monitor his temperature. ...Read more

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Pain when swallowing, tender to touch front of neck (I think around thyroid gland) should I see a dr or is it just sore throat?

Pain when swallowing, tender to touch front of neck (I think around thyroid gland) should I see a dr or is it just sore throat?

Yes: You should see a doctor if you're having sore throat and the other symptoms you described, as it could be from a strep infection, which would require antibiotics. It may be viral as well, but without an exam and possible testing, there's no way to know for sure. ...Read more