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Painful Swallowing On One Side Of Throat
Feelings of sore throat and sometimes painful swallowing on one side of the throat along with mild pain in same side ear are related to which illiness?
.?: If comes and goes could be as simple as sinus issues. See your doc for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Runny nose, redness and swelling at back of throat on sides. Had tonsilles removed a few months ago....painful swallowing?
Painful swallowing for 2 years more to the left side very painful in the morning with feeling of stiff neck. Mum has thyroid problems and dad graves?
See an oral surgeon.: You may wish to see an oral surgeon. Your general dentist could refer you after they check. May be infection due to a wisdom tooth. ...Read more
Frequent sore throats every few months. Red & painful swallowing/eating. Haven't got tonsils as were removed years ago, no other symptoms. What is it?
For 3 months I have had painful swallowing, sometimes feels like food gets caught in my throat. Painful even with water. Can't see anything at back of?
Painful swallowing: F unknown age or medical Hx or ethnicity asks: For 3 months I have had painful swallowing, sometimes feels like food gets caught in my throat. Painful even with water. Can't see anything at back of? ANS: You need to see a Dr who can get more information and look at your throat. If you are young could be diverticulum or if old- cancer of the esophagus to mention a few. If losing wt do now. ...Read more
I have never had a sore throat last this long and now it's accompanied with painful swallowing. Any ideas on how to soothe my pain?
You are at a risky age for a number of things to happen ranging from mild infections to throat cancer
best thing to do is to see an ENT specialist to figure it out,
and for peace of mind ...Read more
I have had a sore throat and extremly painful swallowing for about a month now. I have also started getting earaches with it in the last week.
Need to see MD: These can result from multiple problems, you need to see a doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I came down with a sudden severe sore throat that is getting more symptomatic. Itchy, painful swallowing and occasional coughing. When getting better?
What's the cause?: Your question cannot be answered accurately based on the limited information provided. For instance, it would be helpful to know: your exposures, what does your exam show, what are your underlying risk factors and illnesses that so predispose, do you have untreated GERD with larygo-esophageal reflux, do you smoke...? ...Read more
I have heartburn, difficulty/painful swallowing, feels like there's something stuck in my throat, chest pain/tightness and a cough. What could it be?
Globus sensation?: Sounds like you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more
What should I expect at my first ENT visit for an ongoing soar throat and painful swallowing saliva? I see them tomorrow. Should I bring someone with me just in case?
It is always a good: Idea to have someone with you when you visit a health care provider so that you don't miss important explanations and instructions. Sometimes when you are anxious you won't do a good job of hearing even though you are intently listening. It is unlikely you have anything serious but bring a friend all the same. ...Read more
Hoarse, sore throat (painful swallowing), coughing (with some morning mucus), for a week - 10 days after my mild flu cleared up.
Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics 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 look for strep). A patient can have strep throat (bacterial) and a cold (viral) at the same time. ...Read more
7 year old had headache in evening later developed 37.7 fever and painful swallowing next day no fever slight sore throat and big headache, what is it?
Doctor can check: Sore throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If throat symptoms only last 1-2 days, it is more likely allergies or irritation. Doctors have 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away". Strep throat treatment is often with amoxicillin. ...Read more
Yellow, white tongue. Sore throat, like something in back. Painful swallowing and nausea. Voice sometimes sounds funny. Just finish h plyori treatment?
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
I have a sore throat and ear ache for 2.5 weeks. Yellow mucous and yellow patches on tonsils. Red swollen throat, painful swallowing and talking.
Difficulty swallowing, swollen glands/tonsils, sore throat changed to just painful swallowing (back roof of mouth) and uncomfortable feeling talking?
Child has painful lump in neck, painful swallowing, coughing blood for 18 months. Chest xrays clear. Gerd + asthma meds not helping. What could it be?
Many possibilities.: 18 months is a long time for a child to be ill without a formal diagnosis. Sometimes blood with coughing is actually from the tonsils or sinus drainage, so look to the head as well as the chest and esophagus. After ENT exam, more thorough pulmonary studies like CT scan or bronchoscopy may be indicated, as well as GI endoscopy to assess esophageal inflammation like EE. ...Read more
In tears from pain in lymph nodes, pain in back of neck, horrible migraine, night chills and sweats, painful swallowing, ear ache, head & back of neck incredibly tender?
Sore throat and painful swallowing with headache and body aches. Also sufffering from allergies, are these things related? If not, what's causing it?
Secondary sinusitis: If your illness started as an allergy and now you are sicker and have started having a sore throat and yellow discharge, you probably have a sinus infection that is caused by your allergic swelling blocking the openings to your sinus cavities. Once you cross over from allergies to a sinus infection, you should avoid antihistamines. They dry your secretions and make your infection last longer. ...Read more
Left ear pressure sore throat painful swallowing feeling of something stuck in my throat no fever swollen tonsils and swollen glands in neck under jaw?
NO: Tietze's disease or syndrome is a musculoskeletal problem and would not cause these symptoms. ...Read more
I have a 99.5 temperature. Painful swallowing, minor nausea and fatigue. I had mono five years ago. Do I have it again?
Strep is more common: Maybe mono. Maybe not mono. 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). Throat lozenges may help lessen throat pain. ...Read more
Should I go to the ER with painful swallowing after an upper endoscopy? Would a perforation be common enough to warrant a diagnostic x-ray?
Rare: Would be rare. Rather than going to ER, call the MD who did the scope. MDs always have someone on call after hours. If you can't reach him/her, then go to ER. ...Read more
I’m on day 6 of a cold. Also got pink eye. Still having painful swallowing at this time. Normal to have painful swallowing all these days later?
Not been able to eat or drink for few days due to painful swallowing and can’t even talk. What are tips to ease pain? . Painkillers haven’t worked
Doctor can check: Sore throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If throat symptoms only last 1-2 days, it is more likely allergies or irritation. Doctors have 5-minute tests for strep throat, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics. Strep throat treatment is often with amoxicillin. ...Read more
Could I have strained the tonsil area from yelling because I have painful swallowing and My soft pallet has a bunch of blood spots? They aren't bleeding unless I irritate them somehow.
Sounds like you: Nailed the diagnosis. Should all resolve within 2 weeks. If not, let a doc have a look. ...Read more
Severe heartburn for 1st time & unable to lay down. Also ankle swelling next day (better with elevation) along with painful swallowing.
I have difficult and painful swallowing and a strange blood filled bubble on my left tonsil what is it?
Painful swallowing: Painful swallowing can be due to: a viral or bacterial infection (like strep throat) causing swollen and painful tonsils; tumors (benign or malignant: more often in older patients with other risk factors like smoking, GERD/reflux disease); allergy; anaphylactic shock (very rare). Have your MD/PCP take a look to be sure it is not due to Strep. ...Read more
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