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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 feel like I have something stuck in my throat, lumps on each side of my neck (slightly below the jaw) that hurt to put pressure on.?

I feel like I have something stuck in my throat, lumps on each side of my neck (slightly below the jaw) that hurt to put pressure on.?

Throat infection: You sound like you have a throat infection which could be due to a virus or bacteria. The lumps on your neck are likely lymph nodes which get bigger when you are sick and sometimes the lymph nodes themselves can get infected. They become very large, red and very painful to touch. If this continues you should see your doctor to be evaluated for infection of your throat and possibly lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Feeling of lump in throat my ENT scoped nothing was seen why do I feel like this also back of my head or neck feels like pressure im really frightend?

Feeling of lump in throat my ENT scoped nothing was seen why do I feel like this also back of my head or neck feels like pressure im really frightend?

Globus pharyngis: This may be a condition called globus pharyngitis. Sometimes its psychogenic, but medical causes stemming from the laryx/hypopharynx/vocal cords/esophagus should be ruled out. If due to laryngeal spasms, the ENT may not see that on his scope. A trial of treatment with antacids may be attempted to not only treat but also diagnose an esophageal etiology such as gerd. ...Read more

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What's a good OTC medicine for sinus/face/neck pressure, thick green mucus & sore throat?

What's a good OTC medicine for sinus/face/neck pressure, thick green mucus & sore throat?

Sudafed: Sudafed works the best. If you can tolerate flonase, it's a nasal spray that helps a lot as well. For the other symptoms a little mucinex will help. You could try doing a sinus wash but most people hate the feeling of that. ...Read more

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I'm facing vertigo I had brain scan it was normal, it's a month now I'm still facing dizziness, pressure on my nose, throat, neck, shoulders?

I'm facing vertigo I had brain scan it was normal, it's a month now I'm still facing dizziness, pressure on my nose, throat, neck, shoulders?

Viral labyrinthitis: Perhaps a visit to your local ENT is in order to see if anything more serious could be going on and to have your hearing tested professionally. Are you taking medication to control it? Antivert has been frequently used for that symptom and others. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is one OTC. Dramamine may help. ...Read more

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Feels like food stuck in my throat when I swallow.There's a tightness also in my neck and the pressure goes up to my head. Which doctor should i consul?

Feels like food stuck in my throat when I swallow.There's a tightness also in my neck and the pressure goes up to my head. Which doctor should i consul?

GP: Seeing your general practitioner is the best place to start. He or she may be able to handle the problem, or determine which consultant is most appropriate. Of course, if you are having trouble breathing or having severe chest pain, the ER is the best place to be. ...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 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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Ears feel full, back of head & neck pressure & tense.dull ache. Feel off-balance off& on. feel mucus coming down nose & throat .ideas?

Ears feel full, back of head & neck pressure & tense.dull ache. Feel off-balance off& on. feel mucus coming down nose & throat .ideas?

Rhinitis: Rhinitis refers to inflammation of the nasal passages. This inflammation can cause a variety of annoying symptoms, including sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, runny nose, and postnasal drip (the sensation that mucus is draining from the sinuses down the back of the throat). OTC antihistamines and steroid nasal spray may help. ...Read more

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I am having neck pain on the right side I have been a smoker for 20 years and have stopped 3 yrs. Ago. I have been having this strange pressure on the right side of my throat and ear. I have gone to an ear nose and throat doctor and she looked down my thr

No idea: If you had a full ENT exam and nothing was found, there are other causes of neck pain, from the many muscles in the neck and throat, to other problems. If your pcp and an ENT specialist cannot find a cause, you may want to go to a pain management specialist and see what they have to say. Physical therapy, massage or acupuncture may be of some help. ...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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Known thyroid nodule, colloid area recurrent cysts, now pressure/pulling on neck especially lifting arm?

Known thyroid nodule, colloid area recurrent cysts, now pressure/pulling on neck especially lifting arm?

Surgery: Now that your thyroid is causing you symptoms, I would advise you to consult with a surgeon about having your thyroid gland removed. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more