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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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Sharp pain in my left ear that is sudden. Worsen when I eat. And my left side of the throat and tung really hurt. What can this be?

Sharp pain in my left ear that is sudden. Worsen when I eat. And my left side of the throat and tung really hurt. What can this be?

Referred pain: You most likely have a viral or bacterial infection of either the base of the tongue, tonsil or pharynx. The pain in the ear is likely referred to the side of the face where the ear is located. If your hearing has not changed, the pain is referred to the side of the face (ear) because the sensory nerve that innervates the back of the throat also innervates the front of the ear canal. See ENT doc. ...Read more

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2 days ago I started having a sharp pain in my left ear. Also my throat feels swollen. Very painful in left side of throat and left ear when swallowing. Is there any OTC medications that could help?

2 days ago I started having a sharp pain in my left ear. Also my throat feels swollen. Very painful in left side of throat and left ear when swallowing. Is there any OTC medications that could help?

Eustachian tube dys.: You could have an ear infection or eustachian tube dysfunction. Try salt warm water gargles every 2-3 hrs. You could take some over the counter pain killer also for some relief. If you don't see any improvement, please see your doctor for detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a sharp pain on the right side of my throat and in my right ear. It really hurts to swallow.

I got a sharp pain on the right side of my throat and in my right ear. It really hurts to swallow.

See details: It is asore throat and it likely viral. If it persists see a doctor. Try Chloroseptic for some symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Hi. Inner ears ache, sore throat, chills, & sharp pain that radiates from both sides of neck (could be unrelated. Had it b4) ideas? How to treat?

Hi. Inner ears ache, sore throat, chills, & sharp pain that radiates from both sides of neck (could be unrelated. Had it b4) ideas? How to treat?

Hard to say: Sensory nerves in the ears, nose and throat are very interconnected. Issues in the ear can cause a sore throat and vice versa. The usual things such as warm salt water gargle, over-the-counter pain reliever are they mainstays of treatment. If no better in 7 to 10 days or worse, see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp pain for last 4 days on right side of my throat. Almost like a knife cutting me. Hard to ear and swallow or even brush teeth. Help.

DMD/ENT Evaluation: Please see your DMD or ENT as soon as possible. Sharp pain is nothing to play with and may be indicative of acute infection, which in the case of the throat, can cause loss of airway and, potentially, death. ...Read more

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Off & on sharp pain 2 inches behind right ear. Getting over a major burning sore throat on same side for a month. Major stress recently. Stress related?

Off & on sharp pain 2 inches behind right ear. Getting over a major burning sore throat on same side for a month. Major stress recently. Stress related?

Enlarged node: You are likely feeling an enlarged periauricular lymph node or else you are developing shingles. This is based on you being stressed- this will depress your immunity and will allow the varicella virus to come out of dormancy. Get it checked out by a health professional. ...Read more

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I'm 33 with sickle cell beta+thalassemia I'm having sharp pain in right ear n jaw n throat. My neck hurtscslso all on my right side. What's wrong? Tp

I'm 33 with sickle cell beta+thalassemia I'm having sharp pain in right ear n jaw n throat. My neck hurtscslso all on my right side. What's wrong? Tp

More information?: For short duration pain, Sickle crisis may be but this pain sounds like many other problems. While deep pain may be difficult to pinpoint for the patient, she can have all of the diseases other people have. TMJ arthritis, supperative otitis media, lesions of middle ear, TM, upper pharynx. Many people with Sickle beta plus thal do not know it and never have seizures, others have them more often ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my chest and throat, frequent burping, ear pain and shortness of breath. What is this? Is this gerd?

It could be: Most of your symptoms are compatible with GERD. GERD can cause burping, chest and throat burning or sharp pain, and occasional shortness of breath. I'm not sure the ear pain is related. That being said, there are other things that can cause chest pain. If you haven't already, you should see your doctor who can take a full history and examine you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a really sharp pain in my left ear and going up into my head! It's really painful and more than just ear ache, it's more like a sharp pain and throbbing/surges. I also have a really sore throat! Any ideas? Xx

Sinusitis: Pain in the face and eye with radiation in association with a sore throat are likely infectious in nature. Other symptoms of sinusitis include discolored nasal discharge, nasal congestion, upper dental pain, sinus pressure and fevers. I would suggest seeing your doctor for an exam and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Sore throat since 2 days ago, but not painful. Yesterday, short sharp pain right ear when eating in morning only, felt something moved a bit on left ear. GP said it's flu, ear drum not swollen. But always feel something in right ear throughout the day.

Flu or allergies: Flu or allergies. You have a sore throat and some ear pain. At this time of year the allergies are very common. Continue to measure your temperature. Fever is uncommon in allergies. Treat your sore throat with liquids and nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) if ok. Sore throat common when running AC as it dries out air too. Continue good hand hygiene always. ...Read more

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19 yr old female w/ sudden sharp pain above right ear for 15 secs. Since it's stopped my neck has been throbbing on the same side for 45 minutes.?

Pain: Depending on your medical history, likely related to a headache or migraine (from dehydration, hormone use, diet related, or stress/tension). If Neck pain is severe or this is worst headache of life or pain persists, call your MD ASAP. A medical consult with a HealthTap MD may help otherwise determine true cause ...Read more

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Having the front and right side of thyroid removed due to lumps, I have pain shooting up the side of neck into ear, it's a sharp pain is it the lumps?

Having the front and right side of thyroid removed due to lumps, I have pain shooting up the side of neck into ear, it's a sharp pain is it the lumps?

Thyroid lumps: Usually lumps in the thyroid do not cause pain, but they can be associated with pain, if the thyroid gland is inflamed. It is common for an inflamed thyroid gland to be associated with ear pain. If you are having the lumps removed, hopefully, the biopsy will tell you if the gland is inflamed. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pain that starts from the side my head and travels to my throat and to middle of my chest pain last for one to two minutes.?

I've been having sharp pain that starts from the side my head and travels to my throat and to middle of my chest pain last for one to two minutes.?

? 2 entities: There is no anatomic connection to those 3 areas of the body. It is possible that you're having symptoms of neuralgia (mild inflammation/irritability) of a superficial scalp nerve; and pinched nerve in the rib cage or esophageal spasm. For neuralgia, try TYLENOL (acetaminophen). I feel that these symptoms will resolve without any specific treatment but see your Physician if they persist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more