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Dr. Steven Hebert Dr. Hebert
Pathology
25 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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Dr. William Schmidt Dr. Schmidt
Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Jalal Zuberi Dr. Zuberi
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
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Dr. Satish Charo Dr. Charo
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What does it mean when you have a sharp pain on the left side of your throat? It's a sore throat and I have a hoarse voice

What does it mean when you have a sharp pain on the left side of your throat? It's a sore throat and I have a hoarse voice

Virus: Likely a virus infection of throat or inflamed gland in neck due to your immune system fighting off infection. Could possibly be bacteria also. Will probably want to see your doctor.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. C. michael Bowman Dr. Bowman
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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The past few days I've had a sharp pain in the left side of my throat like a ulcer, I woke up today with a sore throat and a bit of blood in saliva?

The past few days I've had a sharp pain in the left side of my throat like a ulcer, I woke up today with a sore throat and a bit of blood in saliva?

Infection: What you describe sounds like an infection in the throat, possibly strep or a virus. Go to your doctor to get your throat and neck looked at to see if they can tell you what it is and whether you should get treatment or not.

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Dr. Zachary Veres Dr. Veres
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Sharp pain left side throat when swalling, nose bleeds left nostril only. Lasting a week so far, no fever or other symptoms.

Sharp pain left side throat when swalling, nose bleeds left nostril only. Lasting a week so far, no fever or other symptoms.

Sore throat: Without fever and things like that it could be chronic post nasal drainage especially since you live in the artic cold right now. Trying nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ OTC and saline nasal spray may help

Dr. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Have sharp pain outside the left side of throat near artery is this a lymph node? Feels swollen, trouble swallowing, had wisdom tooth infection

Have sharp pain outside the left side of throat near artery is this a lymph node? Feels swollen, trouble swallowing, had wisdom tooth infection

Lymph node chain: There's a chain of lymph nodes right in that area you describe. If u had a recent infection on that side, then it's likely u have a swollen lymph node. What I don't like is the trouble swallowing -that means you should go back to the surgeon who extracted your tooth for a look. It's their responsibility since they did your surgery. You don't want infections of the head/neck getting out of control.

Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Renu Chawla Dr. Chawla
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
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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.

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Dr. Joan Gelin Dr. Gelin
Emergency Medicine
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Unclear: There are many parameters I do not know that would be helpful : how long you have had this cough, are you bending your head below your waist, have you eaten enough food / drank enough fluids, are there other symptoms. The increased pressure within your body during coughing actions can sometimes cause pressure in your head. However you will need an evaluation by a professional to seek more help...

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
56 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I've sore throat and sometimes sharp pain, heaviness in nose with blocked left side, breathing problem as well. I'm anemic. Heart 2D normal.

I've sore throat and sometimes sharp pain, heaviness in nose with blocked left side, breathing problem as well. I'm anemic. Heart 2D normal.

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), coming with other symptoms (such as the "breathing problem" in this case), is recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly.

Dr. Patrick Connerly Dr. Connerly
Family Medicine
45 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems, go to the ER NOW

Dr. Will Moorehead Dr. Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
48 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Sharp pain on left side neck....Neck is stiff and the sharp pain is constant...What could this be?

Sharp pain on left side neck....Neck is stiff and the sharp pain is constant...What could this be?

See PCP: Your symptoms are nonspecific in nature. You may have anything from a sprain/strain to disc problem. There many other problems that may exist in between. First see your pcp. Following that evaluation treatment may be instituted or you may be referred to an appropriate specialist

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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I get a sharp pain on left side of my head at the back of my ear when this happens my left side jaw and neck seem to lock the pain can last for hours?

Diagnosis: Unfortunately we can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the internet. I recommend that you see your local dentist, preferably one trained and experienced in also recognizing signs and symptoms of TMD/TMJ syndrome. Based upon his/her exam you may have to be evaluated by your primary care physician.

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now, no injury?

Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now, no injury?

? referred pain: The spleen, intestines, part of the stomach and base of the left lung all can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen and the discomfort may cause referred pain to the left shoulder area. Since your symptoms are persistent, I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and any appropriate tests will be ordered.