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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 need a recommendation for a good doctor. I have a friend who has had bulima for almost 13 years. We have finally convinced her to see a doctor. We want to see how much damage has been done to her body, like the stomach and throat. Please help. We will g

I need a recommendation for a good doctor. I have a friend who has had bulima for almost 13 years. We have finally convinced her to see a doctor. We want to see how much damage has been done to her body, like the stomach and throat. Please help. We will g

1-866-739-7502: The number above is for rader programs that are available all over the country. If there is no center near you, they can refer you to a local service/physician who can help you, there are many negative outcomes to chronic bulimia, so please get help soon. ...Read more

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Should i see my doctor? I have been on Synthroid for 20 years (i'm 58). My level was just checked a month ago, but it feels as if my thyroid is pushing on my throat. It's been about a week, and it is getting more and more noticeable to me. I swallow a

Should i see my doctor? I have been on Synthroid for 20 years (i'm 58).  My level was just checked a month ago, but it feels as if my thyroid is pushing on my throat.  It's been about a week, and it is getting more and more noticeable to me.  
I swallow a

There : There are many causes for your feelings of pressure, but an enlarged thyroid is one of them. This can be evaluated by your doctor. You may need a thyroid ultrasound to assess its size, or see any nodules that may cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 7 weeks ago after 20 years. I have now had a sore throat for 7 days with no sign of relief. I have been to my doc. What gives?

I quit smoking 7 weeks ago after 20 years. I have now had a sore throat for 7 days with no sign of relief. I have been to my doc. What gives?

Not magic...: To improve damage to lungs from smoking, can take 1 week to 1 month for EACH year you smoked. The tissues have to regenerate & heal and the white cells in the lungs have to move the "deposits" out/corral them to free up lung tissue. While likely unrelated, as a sore throat can last many days in anyone, keep up the abstinence to continue the recovery! ...Read more

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Coughing for 3 weeks.At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

Coughing for 3 weeks.At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

Yes....: Any cough present for 3 weeks or longer needs to be evaluated by a physician. Treatment depends on the etiology of the cough and this can only be diagnosed by a doctor. Possible etiologies include gerd and post-nasal drip (especially if worse in supine position) as well as bronchospasm or even a combination of these diagnoses. Treatment depends on etiology so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough, somewhat of a sore throat and i've lost my voice. It's been 4 days now since i lost my voice. Should i go see a doctor?

I have a dry cough, somewhat of a sore throat and i've lost my voice. It's been 4 days now since i lost my voice. Should i go see a doctor?

Viral infection: The combination of sore throat, hoarseness, and dry cough are almost always due to a viral infection and antibiotics are not effective for these infections. If symptoms persist a throat and chest exam along with a throat culture would be advisable. ...Read more