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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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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'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 sore throat for 3 days so bad can't swallow. My neck is swallon and stiff and extremely sore can't move my head. Some ear pain.

I have had a sore throat for 3 days so bad can't swallow. My neck is swallon and stiff and extremely sore can't move my head. Some ear pain.

See Doctor: Tonsillitis can cause this. But a more severe condition called a peritonsillar abscess can also cause symptoms such as your. This is a more serious condition and needs to be evaluated immediately. ...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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I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now i have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now i have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

Sore throat or ear?: Could be an ear infection or a tonsillitis?pharyngitis. In a situation like this it is important to have it evaluated as quickly as possible as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?

Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?

Infectious: You have all the signs and symptoms of some infection, be it sinus, ear, throat, etc... get eval to properly diagnose your infection so you can get treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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Sore throat, earache, pain under the ear travelling down face and neck, painful chewing, feeling extremely cold, starting to wheeze and cough?

URI: Upper respiratory infection (URI) seems likely. Please check your temperature as fever may indicate a more serious problem. Either way, please see your primary care doctor immediately. Get well. ...Read more

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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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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


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