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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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I have had neck pain on left and right side with slight ear pain that comes and goes sore throat that comes and goes what could this be?

I have had neck pain on left and right side with slight ear pain that comes and goes sore throat that comes and goes what could this be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

Refractory Headache: Refractory headache for one month and "oval hard bump on head" is a red flag and visit to your PCP is warranted. Schedule an appointment for consultation, tests and imaging. ...Read more

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I have had a stick neck, throbbing sharp ear pain, sore throat and low grade fever for a week. What could this be?

I have had a stick neck, throbbing sharp ear pain, sore throat and low grade fever for a week. What could this be?

Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome with muscle aches, pains and sore throat with pain referring to the ears. Low grade fever is common with many viruses. If the symptoms go for 10 days or so, think about being checked for infection somewhere in the upper respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Sore throat and neck pain x 2 days. Now right ear is bothering me. Gargling salt water, taking tylenol. How long do I wait before going to my doctor?

Sore throat and neck pain x 2 days. Now right ear is bothering me. Gargling salt water, taking tylenol.  How long do I wait before going to my doctor?

If significant sore: Throat especially with swollen lymph nodes, exudates & enlarged, beefy red tonsils - you could see your doctor's office tomorrow for a strep throat test/ culture. It would save you $ - as compared to going to the er. ...Read more

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With cervical mri can be detected the front of the neck. cervicalMRI came clean , but I have sore throat, phlegm , ear pain , vomiting , burning chest?

With cervical mri can be detected the front of the neck. cervicalMRI came clean , but I have sore throat, phlegm , ear pain , vomiting , burning chest?

Odd question: The symptom pattern is suggestive of GE Reflux (heartburn) and or a throat infection.Your question gave no clue why someone would do a MRI scan.Perhaps you can start over and re-word your question. Questions are not linked so the must make sense on their own. ...Read more

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neck pain,sore throat,head pain,feeling leeking down back ears been doctors said it was anxiety? Blood took thyroid is bordline,had whiplash 6monthago

neck pain,sore throat,head pain,feeling leeking down back ears been doctors said it was anxiety? Blood took thyroid is bordline,had whiplash 6monthago

Neck & head: pain. Glad to hear that your docs did not find a physical cause. The physical cause may be so small that it can't be measured. Consider seeing a mental health professional to learn coping skills for anxiety. www.relaxationresponse.org offers some self-help. Peace and good health. ...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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more