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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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For years I have had rare cases of strange, sudden outbursts of extreme, sharp pain in my throat/lymph nodes when swallowing that last ~10 mins. Help?

For years I have had rare cases of strange, sudden outbursts of extreme, sharp pain in my throat/lymph nodes when swallowing that last ~10 mins. Help?

Unusual: Perhaps a variant of Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia can cause only a rare pain. GN is a rare condition and would tend to reoccur on a daily basis and then subside for months or years. I don't think esophageal spasm would give isolated throat pain in absence of other swallowing symptoms. You should get an opinion from an ENT specialist to see if he/she can come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Help please! when i swallow i feel a sharp pain in the right side of my throat and it hurts for a lil then stops only when i swallow what is that?

Help please! when i swallow i feel a sharp pain in the right side of my throat and it hurts for a lil then stops only when i swallow what is that?

Throat pain: At your age it is likely due to postnasal drip. I would check for allergies . Have you had a recent cold? It could also be an infection if you have any other signs a symptoms. I would first try an over the counter antihistamine if that does not help see your primary care doctor and they will help sort out the issue. This is not likely a serious problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain on 1 side of throat, then very painful to swallow for several minutes. Then pain w/swallow less, but continues for several hours.

Depends: It could be due to inflammation of pharynx. There could be injury from food- chicken o fish bone - it is unclear. If pain continues or have fever, see a doctor. Sudden pains can sometime be serious. See an ENT or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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While just sitting, suddenly developed a sharp pain behind my throat on the right side. Hurts constantly, when swallowing or moving. No other symptoms?

Throat pain: Spontaneous throat pain that lasts more than a day is something that should be diagnosed by your dentist or physician . Do it soon so the area can be localized as your are presenting your symptoms. ...Read more

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Intense sharp pain in my throat while swallowing. No sign of fever has occurred. ?

Intense sharp pain in my throat while swallowing. No sign of fever has occurred. ?

Throat infection: You are describing an acute throat infection. See your physician, who can check to see if it is a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics. ...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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Sharp pain under right side of tongue & down throat. Hurt to swallow & move tongue, worst of pain below tongue though. Pain lasted 2minutes then gone.

Sharp pain under right side of tongue & down throat. Hurt to swallow & move tongue, worst of pain below tongue though. Pain lasted 2minutes then gone.

There are: SUBLINGUAL TONSILS made of lymphatic tissue much as the usual pharyngeal tonsils and these tiny subligual tonsils can become infected. Get your sympotoms checked out by your PCP or ORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Get examined: Without being able to see you there is not any way to know what is going on. This cannot be done over the internet. See somebody face to face. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in 1 spot in throat for 3 months. Dr checked with camera, said all normal. Worsens at night. Hurts when swallowing and talking. Please help?

Pain: So just like everything, camera's don't see it all and that is where imaging like CT scan or MRI would be helpful. Also if pain worsens at night (meaning laying down??) this can be due to the weight of one structure against another (like lymph node against a boney structure). See a specialist (ENT) if you haven't already. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my throat when I sneeze and soreness on that left side when I swallow. Going on for (2wks)(54yrs old) healthy ?

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my throat when I sneeze and soreness on that left side when I swallow. Going on for (2wks)(54yrs old) healthy ?

Better C ur doctor : Or an ENT specialist, 2 weeks are bit a long duration, and being on one side only requires exam, can still be something trivial, but can't be overlooked, best wishes ...Read more

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I can't swallow anything, even own saliva with out getting s sharp pain in my throat, it even hurts to yawn or even open my mouth wide.. ?

I can't swallow anything, even own saliva with out getting s sharp pain in my throat, it even hurts to yawn or even open my mouth wide.. ?

Odynophagia: You need to be seen ASAP by your primary docor or the ER. You may have an underlying infection which needs to be treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mono (may 29th). Sore throat is gone, left with sharp pain on left side when i swallow like something is stuck there. Is this normal?

Diagnosed with mono (may 29th). Sore throat is gone, left with sharp pain on left side when i swallow like something is stuck there. Is this normal?

Yes, it's possible: The symptom you're experiencing can be normal as you recuperate from mono. It usually goes away slowly over a week or so. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my throat i think it's a sore throat i'm not sure the pain comes and goes but it hurts swallow and is swollen, what could it be?

Sore Throat: Could be from a viral illness, post nasal drip, allergies it bacterial illness. Not all sore throats, in fact most of them, don really need antibiotics. Try salt water gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain, zinc lozenges and increased fluids for the next few days. If it doesn't start turning around or if it worsens go see your doc to get it checked out. ...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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