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I'm getting a stabbing pain in my throat only on the left side. It shoots pain down to my chest my heart rate goes up as well.

I'm getting a stabbing pain in my throat only on the left side. It shoots pain down to my chest my heart rate goes up as well.

Possible Infection: With your symptoms, get an evaluation to rule out a throat infection that may be causing your issues. Good luck. ...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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I'm having a stabbing pain in the left side of my throat n my left ear hurts really bad to. What could it be?

I'm having a stabbing pain in the left side of my throat n my left ear hurts really bad to. What could it be?

Ear infection?: You could have eustachian tube dysfunction or an ear infection. Try gargles with salt warm water and otc pain killer for relief. See you physician for exam and more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have multi nodular goiter, over the past 2 days i've had a stabbing pain in left ear along with pain in the left side of my throat. Is it related?

I have multi nodular goiter, over the past 2 days i've had a stabbing pain in left ear along with pain in the left side of my throat. Is it related?

Not likely: You probably have a throat irritation(like reflux) or infection(pharyngitis). There is a nerve in your throat which has branches in the ear. When that nerve in your throat is inflamed you can get ear pain. Multi modular goitered are rarely the cause of such complaints and one should look elsewhere for the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right ear and a sore throat on right side?

I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right ear and a sore throat on right side?

Referred pain: The ear pain is most likely coming from the throat. The nerve supply to the ear is from a nerve that runs behind the tonsil. If there is a sore, (usually viral ) in that area it can cause ear pain. This is caused referred otoalgia or "ear- pain". ...Read more

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Sore throat, fatigue, headaches, muscle ache, but especially sharp stabbing pain on right side of top of head when swallowing?

Sore throat, fatigue, headaches, muscle ache, but especially sharp stabbing pain on right side of top of head when swallowing?

Ear infection: Head pain on swallowing is usually secondary to having an otitis media ear infection. Your other signs all could be from this. See your family md. ...Read more

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What to do about a stabbing pain in my throat?

Options: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Constant stabbing pain in upper esophagus , lower throat region. What can I do?

See ENT: You need to be seen and evaluated. Make an appointment with an ENT doctor soon. ...Read more

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Horrific stabbing pain my mouth/throat. What kind of doc should I see?

ENT: Most likely if your primary care doctor can't figure it out, i would schedule appt with an ear nose throat (ENT) doctor. ...Read more

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