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What would cause random, throbbing pain in throat and chest, as well as the sensation of something stuck in my throat (there is nothing there)?

What would cause random, throbbing pain in throat and chest, as well as the sensation of something stuck in my throat (there is nothing there)?

It depends: These are atypical symptoms which may be due to some ailment or due to anxiety. If you are bothered by them, you need to see your doctor who can examine you to be sure that all is well. He/she may prescribe medication to relax you in case you have a tense/anxious personality. An alternative is to start an exercise program (like a daily morning walk) to get Fit so that you feel healthy& more relaxed ...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 am 24 years old and I am suffering from silent reflux and I have recently been having breathy voice and a throbbing pain in throat. Please help?

I am 24 years old and I am suffering from silent reflux and I have recently been having breathy voice and a throbbing pain in throat. Please help?

Silent Reflux: Greetings. Silent reflux or Laryngopharyngoreflux is a condition where a chemical called "pepcin" refluxes back into the throat and voice box area. Pepcin is a digestive enzyme that acts to break down protein so when it gets to the laryngeal region it does just that. This takes place over time until it becomes bothersome. See your ENT Doctor who can view this region with a special scope then treat ...Read more

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How to treat throbbing pain shooting from ear to throat?

First diagnose it: Throbbing pain that goes from your ear to your throat is not your problem. The problem is what is causing this throbbing pain. That is what you need to correct. In order to do that you need to see a doctor who can look in your ear and your throat to determine whether you have an infection or some other process. It could be your throat, it could be your ear it could be something simple or something complicated. ...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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What is causing throbbing ear and throat pain?

What is causing throbbing ear and throat pain?

Infection...: Involving the eustachian tube. Infected material can get into this tube and cxcauses an ear infection. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Occasional, but almost daily lately throbbing and sharp throat pain. Also wrist veins throb. Could this be from crutch use?

Occasional, but almost daily lately throbbing and sharp throat pain. Also wrist veins throb. Could this be from crutch use?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause like allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Crutches don't cause a sore throat unless one is heavily mouth-breathing while moving about. ...Read more

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I quit smoking hookah at the end of December. Now sometimes I get a throbbing pain In the top of my back throat. What could it be?

Irritation: Smoking can lead to the burning of small hairs on the inside of the trachea. After quitting smoking these begin to grow which is the common cause for coughing in the first three weeks after smoking cessation often smoking can lead to damage to the mucosa in the throat ...Read more

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Hi, I have throbbing pain in the center of my throat and its now starting to hurt my ear and my arms become numb and my head hurts.

Hi, I have throbbing pain in the center of my throat and its now starting to hurt my ear and my arms become numb and my head hurts.

Get help asap: Numbness and headaches with throat pain are concerning for meningitis, which can occur after a sinus or throat infection. You need to get checked immediately. Could also be a migraine but these usually don't cause throat pain or bilateral numbness. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of throbbing pain that originates in the neck but shoots into the head and eye?

What could be the cause of throbbing pain that originates in the neck but shoots into the head and eye?

Cervicogenic Headach: You could be having cervicogenic headaches. They are typically referred from the neck to the head. You may require a combination of physical therapy, posture training and short term medications. Pcp might be a good starting point. ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having a sharp throbbing pain through out the left side of my head, neck, ear & jaw. It's prohibits me from daily activities?

Hello. I have been having a sharp throbbing pain through out the left side of my head, neck, ear & jaw. It's prohibits me from daily activities?

Oh my!: Headaches that extensive are not in the common descriptions for tension, migraine, sinus or vision headaches. Sounds like you need a full evaluation for this ...Read more

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On and off throbbing pain in front of neck. Normal ekg and blood. I noticed crutch use triggered it and now throbs on and off in wrists. Nerves?

On and off throbbing pain in front of neck. Normal ekg and blood. I noticed crutch use triggered it and now throbs on and off in wrists. Nerves?

Musculo Skeletal: The description of your symptoms and the normal blood work and EKG suggest that this is a musculo- skeletal problem. Muscle strain from using the crutch. Try a little Tylenol (acetaminophen) or some Ibuprofen or Aleve as directed and see if that helps. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing pain that originates in neck but shoots into eye?

What causes throbbing pain that originates in neck but shoots into eye?

Dissection?: Carotid artery dissection could do that. If no other symptoms, see doctor asap. ...Read more

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What are the causes of throbbing pain that originates in neck but shoots into head and eye?

See MD asap: Depending on any other symptoms you may have (were you lifting anything heavy recently; did you have a cold or other virus recently): neck pain shooting to the head and eye needs to be evaluated for a carotid dissection, which is rare. Otherwise it might be muscular pain, but vascular causes must be ruled out. ...Read more

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The back left of my tongue and left side of neck are in throbbing pain. What could be wrong and how do I treat this?

The back left of my tongue and left side of neck are in throbbing pain. What could be wrong and how do I treat this?

See dentist: There are a number of possibilities. You need to see a dentist for an evaluation. This is not something you can treat yourself. ...Read more

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Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Throbbing neck/arm: Could be nerve irritation from cervical spine, , muscle sprain or impingement like thoracic outlet or actual clot in vein, would f/u/ w/ doc next 24-48 hours ...Read more

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Sometimes I get throbbing pain in my wrist and my neck. It seems to originate at the pulse points. What could cause this, and is it dangerous?

Sometimes I get throbbing pain in my wrist and my neck. It seems to originate at the pulse points. What could cause this, and is it dangerous?

Need Further work-up: Sometimes the symptoms you are experiencing can come form changes at the cervical spine region. To diagnose this problem you should be examined by yourpcp who can then decide on imaging studies or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Why do I have dull throbbing pain around top of my neck + base of skull + tops of ears externally with this bad cold? Could something else be wrong?

Why do I have dull throbbing pain around top of my neck + base of skull + tops of ears externally with this bad cold? Could something else be wrong?

Could be anything: Could be any reason...But it is not uncommon for people to experience muscle aches when they are dealing with a viral infection very to similar to the body aches of the flu. Also when people are ill, they tend not to sleep in a normal comfortable position. It could also be stress associated with feeling ill. If it worsen or causes significant concern, see your primary care md. ...Read more

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I have a constant throbbing pain in the left side of my neck starting just below my ear lobe. This has been going on for over a week. What could it be?

I have a constant throbbing pain in the left side of my neck starting just below my ear lobe. This has been going on for over a week. What could it be?

Hard to know: Without more information, difficult to know. If it persists, it is certainly worth having examined. Could be muscle, infection (of ear, throat or bone behind ear called mastoid), reactive lymph node, parotid gland or jaw problem or blood vessel problem. ...Read more

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I've recently had throbbing pain the rightside of my neck that radiates into my jaw and chest. I've also had sharp pains in my left rib What could it be?

I don;t know: The first thing with radiating pain to the jaw and chest, one needs to do is rule out the heart as the source of the pain. You should get checked ASAP. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

See M.D.: This could be an infection, inflammation of the oral maxillary structures. You are too young to have high risk of anything cardiac, but that is in differential. If you have so much pain that you have nausea with it, you need to see an M.D. ...Read more

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I am having a bad throbbing pain in my right temple that keeps getting worse. And my neck is beginning to hurt as well. I usually don't have headaches?

See a doctor: Go and get this evaluated by a detailed history, physical exam and face to face conversation with a doctor. ...Read more