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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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When I press on back of neck/upper spine I get throbbing pressure in throat, heart palps, dizzy, weakness, &shortness of breath. Dangerous? Just nerves?

When I press on back of neck/upper spine I get throbbing pressure in throat, heart palps, dizzy, weakness, &shortness of breath. Dangerous? Just nerves?

Not normal: Without an examination and knowing your health history, I couldn't say if this is "just nerves". Please see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. Be well. ...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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I have pressure in my head neck throats dry and nose is kinda stuffy do I have a sinus infection?

Not sure: The symptoms of viral and bacterial sinusitis are essentially the same. Viral illnesses peak then usually resolve within 7-14 days. Sinus infections usually are worsening symptoms over time so that the illness escalates in intensity or are either symptoms that fluctuate and persist for more than 3-4 weeks. Up to 60% of bacterial sinusitis will clear without antibiotics so waiting is important. ...Read more

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Throat hurts (not sore throat). Slightly push the Adams apple area (but I'm female) I get pain in the back of my neck. Presure when holding head down?

Throat hurts (not sore throat). Slightly push the Adams apple area (but I'm female) I get pain in the back of my neck. Presure when holding head down?

Orthopedic: This sounds like something affecting your cervical spine. Recommend an orthopedic consult (someone with special interest on the spine). ...Read more

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Why am i felling so much pressure and pain behind my neck?

Why am i felling so much pressure and pain behind my neck?

Muscles and Nerves: Typically, either side of neck and head are provided sensation by nerves that supply them exiting out of the neck and head. Muscles also lying in that area may be the issue as well. If there is a history of neck pain that should be evaluated since there could be arthritis, nerve impingement or herniated disks involved. See a pain/spine specialist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Nausea, fatigue, neck pressure and mid back pains. What?

Nausea, fatigue, neck pressure and mid back pains. What?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and shoulder pain with high blood pressure, what to do?

Stiff neck and shoulder pain with high blood pressure, what to do?

many things: Treat your high blood pressure (or get it treated), and take an analgesic (e.g. Ibuprofen, naproxen, or full dose aspirin) and use massage and heat for your painful neck and shoulder. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have neck and back of head pain and pressure when straining please help?

NECK PAIN : There are several causes of neck pains: make sure your BP is normal, check for muscle strain like torticolis, meningitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, disc problems, infections, injury, tumor, spinal cord compression, etc. You need to see md and be examined. ...Read more

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Bending over to tie shoes pressure in chest, heart, neck and head. What gives?

Bending over to tie shoes pressure in chest, heart, neck and head. What gives?

I would visit : An internist to get it checkd out. I will tell you i recently had similiar symptoms, we are about the same age and in my case it was abad case of gerd, or reflux disease.
Nevertheless, nothing substitutes a visit to your pcp. ...Read more

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Is an artery in my neck clogging if my blood pressure has been high for 7 years?

Is an artery in my neck clogging if my blood pressure has been high for 7 years?

Maybe: Carotid artery disease is one possible negative effect of chronic high blood pressure. "Clogged" vessels in other places (heart, brain, legs, more) can also occur, and lead to things like heart attacks, strokes, poor leg circulation, kidney problems, etc. However, it's not too late to do something-talk to your doc about eval & tx including healthy diet, exercise, wt. Loss and poss medication. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck give pressure to the front of the head and eye?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck give pressure to the front of the head and eye?

Nerve face pain: In a round about way the answer is yes. If nerve compression in the cervical region causes spasm of the muscles in the neck and upper back, there can be reduced blood flow regionally which can cause pain/pressure and 'traction' headaches. ...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