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Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?

Sore throat : You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection(s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...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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Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Needs evaluation: Anytime there is asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy this should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Most likely this is a normal variant, however may indicate a neoplasm within the tonsil. ...Read more

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My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth.  Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

Evaluation needed: It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. blockage in ear on same side.

Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. blockage in ear on same side.

See your MD: Possible infection you should see your health care provider to be checked and treated. ...Read more

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I haave had a swollen gland on the left side of my throat for over a month. No swore throat. Doesnt hurt.

I haave had a swollen gland on the left side of my throat for over a month.  No swore throat.  Doesnt hurt.

Time to see ENT: I would recommend a complete head and neck exam by an ent. Sometimes people start to feel lumps that were always there, so compare to the other side of your neck. If the lump is there and painless, we need to rule out a tumor. A good exam and sometimes a needle aspiration biopsy are necessary. You're at increased risk if you were ever a smoker. Go get this checked out. ...Read more

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The left side of my throat in is pain.I can barely swallow and when I do it hurts so bad. It feels like my gland might be swollen. What could be wrong?

The left side of my throat in is pain.I can barely swallow and when I do it hurts so bad. It feels like my gland might be swollen. What could be wrong?

May be infection?: Do you have fever? Could be tonsillitis? Just go to your doctor.Throat culture might be hlepful. At times, we just prescribe an antibiotic. Follow-up to check the gland and swelling is necessary. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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I had a scope put down my throat for a procedure a month ago. My gland on my left side is swollen, small white flex like tiny rice. Can eat no pain?

I had a scope put down my throat for a procedure a month ago.  My gland on my left side is swollen, small white flex like tiny rice. Can eat no pain?

Cryptic Tonsil: It sounds like you have food particles in your left tonsil. Gargle deep with water or use a waterpick to get the particles out. if it continues to swell or starts giving you pain see your doctor. This likely had nothing to do with your recent scope ...Read more