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Can a cervical herniated disk cause throat pressure and pain?

Can a cervical herniated disk cause throat pressure and pain?

Herniated disc: In my experience that would be a very unusual finding to see throat pressure and pain associated with a cervical disc herniation. ...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


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I recently had a sense like pressure in my chest that stretches out to under throat. It's not permanent and it occurs when I'm still. What's cause?

I recently had a sense like pressure in my chest that stretches out to under throat. It's not permanent and it occurs when I'm still. What's cause?

More likely anxiety: If this happens only when you are not active, it sounds more likely something psychological. Are you under a lot of stress? If you were older, I would have consider a cardiac problem. ...Read more

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I've had throat pressure/tightness in the front of my throat like someones pushing down on it. Happens a few times everyday. What could be the cause?

I've had throat pressure/tightness in the front of my throat like someones pushing down on it. Happens a few times everyday. What could be the cause?

See an ENT: If the ENT doctor thinks you are ok then it is a tic of sorts and you are repeatedly clearing your throat. If the ENT thinks you have drainage or any other problem she will treat it for you. ...Read more

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What could cause a constant feeling of fullness+slight pressure 1in to right of adams apple for longer than 3 months? Strep throat test negative. Ty!

What could cause a constant feeling of fullness+slight pressure 1in to right of adams apple for longer than 3 months? Strep throat test negative. Ty!

Neck fullness: Fullness and pressure in the neck/ throat can be from an external factor an enlarged lymph node or cyst pushing on a neck structure, or from thickened secretions accumulating at the level of the adam's apple/voice box.
See an ear nose and throat specialist for a thorough head and neck exam, including a direct look at the voice box. ...Read more

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My heart keeps pounding harshly at random times. Fast and causes a pressure in my chest and throat. Very uncomfortable and sharp stabs of pain sometimes?

My heart keeps pounding harshly at random times. Fast and causes a pressure in my chest and throat. Very uncomfortable and sharp stabs of pain sometimes?

Get a monitor: If you're passing out this could be serious otherwise it's likely benign. Getting a heart monitor will end this story for you. Also, cut down (or out) caffeine and energy drinks. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent pain in lower jaws and between chin / throat? Feels like there is pressure under tongue. Neck pain. PCP says not cardiac. TMJ?

What causes intermittent pain in lower jaws and between chin / throat? Feels like there is pressure under tongue. Neck pain. PCP says not cardiac. TMJ?

See your dentist: Many different conditions can lead to pain in the floor of the mouth. Your dentist should be able to evaluate your symptoms and to make an exact diagnosis and treatment. TMJ/TMD seems highly unlikely. ...Read more

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19m. Having pressure in nose throbbing for 2.5 weeks. Sometimes in upper teeth. Happens after waking up. No stuffy nose sometimes sore throat. Causes?

19m. Having pressure in nose throbbing for 2.5 weeks. Sometimes in upper teeth. Happens after waking up. No stuffy nose sometimes sore throat. Causes?

Sounds like: A sinus infection. Best to be seen by your md for an evaluation. Sinus problems can make upper teeth hurt / sensitive. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome, no thyroid disease, many days now I feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of pain when pressure is applied to the lower and upper back, the ribs, the sternum and neck?

What would be the cause of pain when pressure is applied to the lower and upper back, the ribs, the sternum and neck?

Hard to say: Sometimes problems with your skin/herpes can cause pain. Other causes like muscular, ribs, can be painful to touch. If pain is around the sternum and radiates to the back costochondritis would be a concern. If this pain is only reproduced by pressure it is more likely musculoskeletal. However with all chest pressures its best addressed in person. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain on the lower left side of the head near the neck, and pressure in the inner ear. What could be the causes?

I have pain on the lower left side of the head near the neck, and pressure in the inner ear. What could be the causes?

Pressure: That area is where your mastoid bone is. Thick area that sticks out and your neck muscles insert onto. It is possible that you have middle ear fluid and the inner part of the bone communicates with your middle ear and that could cause your symptoms. Also you could have a neck problem. There are special muscle to your ear that when irritated effect your hearing. ...Read more

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What can cause left side pain in the back of the neck. Not muscular. Movement doesn't make it better or worse but leaning forward causes more pressure?

Neck pain causes: Many and not enough info: but consider sitting at computer looking up raises of everyday pains. This leads to Medical student syndrome. Every new twinge your feel the rest of your like make you think I have XXX. Go to uptodate for the best source of looking up Sx. Could be disc, cancer n spine, strain, brain tumor, syphilis, muscle spasm, meningitis early, brain cyst hydrocephalus 2 mention few ...Read more

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