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I'm 18, I felt my tongue feels like there is a little lump inside of it. Doesn't hurt and it moves. I have a sore throat too. Badly. Cancer??

I'm 18, I felt my tongue feels like there is a little lump inside of it. Doesn't hurt and it moves. I have a sore throat too. Badly. Cancer??

Need to examine: It is very unlikely that you have cancer, however, it is not feasible to say what the lesion is without examining you in-person. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have a strange tongue pain from out of nowhere my tongue just started hurting all of a sudden for no reason. The back of my tongue hurts whenever I move it, and it especially hurts to swallow. Last week I had a 103 fever and a sore throat, but they we

I have a strange tongue pain from out of nowhere my tongue just started hurting all of a sudden for no reason. The back of my tongue hurts whenever I move it, and it especially hurts to swallow. Last week I had a 103 fever and a sore throat, but they we

See someone!: Whatever it is, it needs to be properly diagnosed. The difficulty will be determining who can diagnose it since the symptoms you described can be something a dentist, physician, neurologist, etc. Handles. I would start with either the dentist or physician, whoever can see you first, and go from there. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and also my jaw is paining quite a bit when I move my tongue.

I have a sore throat and also my jaw is paining quite a bit when I move my tongue.

See your doctor: And / or your dentist for evaluation, unfortunately with your description, you won't find help online ...Read more

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Why does the left side of my tongue hurt whenever I get a cold/sore throat? Also my uvula is hanging down and laying on my tongue. Why?

Why does the left side of my tongue hurt whenever I get a cold/sore throat? Also my uvula is hanging down and laying on my tongue. Why?

Cold: Mucous causes the swollen throat and uvula. Tongue irritation can be due to a sore or due to teeth/chewing. This can happen when you are ill. Please get checked of worsens. ...Read more

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Raised ridge along tongue floor, ~1/2" on each side of where tongue connects to floor; has white spot on it; can move it w/ tip of tongue; sore throat?

Raised ridge along tongue floor, ~1/2" on each side of where tongue connects to floor; has white spot on it; can move it w/ tip of tongue; sore throat?

See your dentist: The floor of mouth is one of the most common sites of oral pathology. There are multiple factors that can cause a white spot and raised ridge (e.g. salivary gland infection). It is important for your dentist to determine the cause of the condition. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Scratchy, sore throat, that feels like there's scabs hurts to swallow or extend tongue. Any ideas for a cure or what it may be?

Scratchy, sore throat, that feels like there's scabs hurts to swallow or extend tongue. Any ideas for a cure or what it may be?

See a Dr.: It is better to see a dr. And get the throat swabbed to determine what kind of bacteria or other infection, if at all, you are suffering. To take the antibiotic may do nothing, help or mask what you really have. Don't take chances. ...Read more

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Have minor canker sore under tongue, now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Have minor canker sore under tongue, now I have a sore throat that hurts?

Might throat sore: If you are prone to recurrent canker sores (recurrent aphthous stomatitis) they can also occur in the throat. Also recurrent aphthous can occur during times of stress such as getting a routine viral sore throat. Aphthous ulcers can be effectively treated with dental lasers. Http://www. Laserdentistbaltimore. Com/mouth-ulcer-and-cold-sore-laser-treat ...Read more

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When I move my tongue backwards I get a sore throat sensation. The surface at the back of my tongue is hard. Is this an anxiety issue? Muscle issue?

Hard Tongue: Anything on the tongue that is hard should really be evaluated. Best to be done by an ENT specialist who can perform the appropriate tests or even do a biopsy, if one is needed. ...Read more

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I got sore throat starting 1wk ago. Now I feel better but have tan / pinkish sputum. Tongue also hurts when I extend forward. Eyes hurt a bit. Thoughts?

I got sore throat starting 1wk ago. Now I feel better but have tan / pinkish sputum. Tongue also hurts when I extend forward. Eyes hurt a bit. Thoughts?

Sore throat symptoms: I can't say precisely why you are having these symptoms, but one possibility is that you had significant tonsillar inflammation with your sore throat, and sometimes, when the tonsils and the superficial blood vessels swell with inflamation the smallest vessels can break and leak a small amount of light-brown and/or blood tinged sputum. I would not worry about. Wait at least another week. ...Read more

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My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat?

My tongue hurts, is white, white bumps on top of tongue and red spot on side of tongue some congestion in throat/ on and off sore throat?

Office Visit: Too hard to DX over the internet, really need a clinical evaluation. May be able to go to emergent care to have issue seen immediately. Possibly dentally related, but most probably primary care issue for you. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. An urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. Hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. Should I go back?

Had a sore throat for 2 weeks. An urgent care said it was prob viral and gave me nothing. Hurts to swallow or stick out my tongue. Should I go back?

Doctor can re-check: 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. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat or a tonsillar abscess). ...Read more

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Really bad Headaches, throat hurts when swallowing, lumps on tongue, sore throat, feel like I'm going to pass out or vomit! ?

Really bad Headaches, throat hurts when swallowing, lumps on tongue, sore throat, feel like I'm going to pass out or vomit! ?

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. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat illness is bothersome (as in this case), recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Have ulcer like thing under tongue and on cheek hurts my tongues white back of throat looks white swallow glands hard to sawllow not sore throat?

Have ulcer like thing under tongue and on cheek hurts my tongues white back of throat looks white swallow glands hard to sawllow not sore throat?

Herpes? Other virus?: A first oral infection with herpes simplex virus could cause a combination of multiple ucers in the mouth and white exudate in the throat. Have you been been exposed, e.g. kissing someone with oral herpes or oral sex on genital? Other viruses can cause ulcers in the mouth, usually also other symptoms like diarrhea. Any fever? Get care ASAP; if herpes, effective Rx must be started soon. ...Read more

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Yellow tongue. Bumps on back of tongue. Sore throat. Right ear hurts. What could be wrong? I'm scared.

Yellow tongue. Bumps on back of tongue. Sore throat. Right ear hurts. What could be wrong? I'm scared.

See Doc: You could have strep throat, or another bacterial or viral illness. You do not want to miss a diagnosis of strep because treatment is essential to prevent complications. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen (with food and only if no nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) tonight and see your doc or to to an UC center to get checked. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I may had strep throat I went to one doctor don't think she did a good job the back of my tongue hurts and sore throat that won't quit.

I may had strep throat I went to one doctor don't think she did a good job the back of my tongue hurts and sore throat that won't quit.

2nd opinion: You can always have another provider evaluate the process and ask for a strep test if that is your concern. Most sore throats are viral and some represent MONO, all of which may have significant soreness and not respond quickly to treatments. ...Read more

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Throat is killing me. Hard to swallow, fever, lethargic, sore throat, mouth/tongue also hurts. Best over-the-counter remedies?

Throat is killing me. Hard to swallow, fever, lethargic, sore throat, mouth/tongue also hurts. Best over-the-counter remedies?

See below: Consider using acetominophen for the fever and cepacol for the sore throat and naproxen and claritin (loratadine) for the illnesss. See your provider if things worsen. ...Read more

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Ea symptom separate has not gotten answer trye all issues. Swollen tongue itchy burny lips andtongue sore throat jaw bone hurt hard to swall bumpsmouth?

Ea symptom separate has not gotten answer trye all issues. Swollen tongue itchy burny lips andtongue sore throat jaw bone hurt hard to swall bumpsmouth?

Viral infection?: All of your symptoms combined are suspicious for a viral infection. Have you been around any sick persons or started any new medicines as of late? If a viral infection is the cause of your discomfort, you should slowly get better. If these symptoms are getting worse or are not going away it is best to see a physician. ...Read more

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I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

Dr. Can check throat: 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). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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Cough, sore throat. Now my tongue is very painful. Hurts to talk/eat/drink. No fever, runny nose. Allergies? Do I need to see dr? How long do I wait?

Cough, sore throat. Now my tongue is very painful. Hurts to talk/eat/drink. No fever, runny nose. Allergies? Do I need to see dr? How long do I wait?

See doctor...: You need to see your doctor asap so that your mouth, especially tongue and throat, can be examined. Is your tongue a different color than usual? Is it swollen? Any difficulty breathing? Any skin rashes? It is not possible to make this diagnosis without actually examining you so call your doctor today! ...Read more

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What do you think it could be if you have a sore throat on one side but it feels more like a cut and hurts worse when you open your mouth to eaor yawn?

What do you think it could be if you have a sore throat on one side but it feels more like a cut and hurts worse when you open your mouth to eaor yawn?

Cannot diagnose: This needs to be seen to be correctly diagnosed and managed. May be viral, Strep, other. Let a doctor take a look and treat you appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My sore throat is to the point where it hurts so bad I wake up from my sleep in sheer pain. I also tend to sleep with my mouth open.

My sore throat is to the point where it hurts so bad I wake up from my sleep in sheer pain. I also tend to sleep with my mouth open.

You should see your: Doctor. You could have strep throat or a viral infection. Sleeping with your mouth open can cause dryness, which can be irritating and uncomfortable, but usually wouldn't cause "sheer pain." The best way to tell what's going on is to see yoru doctor. ...Read more

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Is my second day that I believe I have a sore throat, it hurts a bit when I swallow or open my mouth, should I get it checked or wait for it to heal?

Is my second day that I believe I have a sore throat, it hurts a bit when I swallow or open my mouth, should I get it checked or wait for it to heal?

It depends: A sore throat that accompanies other cold symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, cough probably will go away on its own.
However an isolated sore throat may require attention. A strep throat, which will get better a little quicker with antibiotics, usually is quite severe and usually accompanied by a fever to 101 degrees and sometimes swollen tender glands in the neck. > see doctor ...Read more

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My throat hurts but not like normal sore throat it's higher n back of mouth and pain in ear?

Duration?: How long has it been hurting, within a week you should give it a little more time. If it has been going on for a while, you should see a physician so they could better evaluate it. ...Read more

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My sore throat is basically gone but I can barely open my mouth my teeth hurt really bad. Could this be lingering effects of mono or from not eating?

My sore throat is basically gone but I can barely open my mouth my teeth hurt really bad. Could this be lingering effects of mono or from not eating?

Probably not: You can try gently stretching your mouth open 3x per day and if you see no improvement, see a dentist with training in how to diagnose tmd. ...Read more

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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