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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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What can cause swollen throat glands?

What can cause swollen throat glands?

?swollen neck glands: Viral or strep infection of the throat are the most common cause of bilateral swollen neck lymph glands. Swelling of glands on only one side or in the absence of a throat infection raises questions of other causes like lymphoma, leukemia, etc. ...Read more

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My right side throat gland has hurt for about four days now. It hurts when I turn my head left. my throat feels fine and have no symptoms of any other?

My right side throat gland has hurt for about four days now. It hurts when I turn my head left. my throat feels fine and have no symptoms of any other?

Throat: It's not clear as to whether you have a sore throat(usually viral infection) or a neck muscle irritation/inflammation. A throat infection causes pain on swallowing; a muscular problem causes pain on motion. For persistent sore throat a throat culture is done to check for strep. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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I have inflamed throat glands , but my right one has a hole in it, is this a sign of tonsillitis ? What do I have ? It's painful!

I have inflamed throat glands , but my right one has a hole in it, is this a sign of tonsillitis ? What do I have ? It's painful!

Possible Tonsillitis: You may have tonsillitis. The hole you see may be from the swelling causing the normal folds appear bigger. You should see your MD. ...Read more

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Would the common cold make my throat glands swell or sore?

Would the common cold make my throat glands swell or sore?

Cold: Yes. Infection of any kind be it bacterial or viral can cause swollen glands and a sore throat. If your symptoms resolve but your glands remain swollen after several months you should just have it checked out by a physician but swollen glands are very common and not usually concerning when you are sick. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of swollen throat glands?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of swollen throat glands?

Further evaluation: This requires further evaluation. Are we talking about tonsils in the throat, prominent salivary glands under the jaw or perhaps lymph node swelling in the neck? Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause my body to be sore, my gums and right throat glands to swell and my throat to be sore?

What would cause my body to be sore, my gums and right throat glands to swell and my throat to be sore?

Fever: Fever causes the whole body soreness. It sounds like you have an infection such as strep throat and it is time to go to the doctor. ...Read more

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What could it mean with you have swollen throat glands, with real pain to eat dringk swallow for 9 days and you have a cold?

What could it mean with you have swollen throat glands, with real pain to eat dringk swallow for 9 days and you have a cold?

Infection?: It is not uncommon to have a head cold which will often cause sore throat and swollen glands but this will start to settle down in 5-10 days. If your have any fever and your throat is not startingto feel better with less pain now, then a visit to your doctor is needed urgently either via an er today or your dcotror can see you in his office over the weekend. ...Read more

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I throat gland on the left hurts but is not swollen. What does that mean? No fever no throat pain.

I throat gland on the left hurts but is not swollen. What does that mean?  No fever no throat pain.

Lymph Node: We frequently will have lymph node pain when our bodies are fighting infection (sometimes it's from viruses that we don't even know about). Could also be from other causes like inflammed saliva glands (parotitis). ...Read more