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I occasionally have this sudden jolt of pain under my jaw on the left and right sides along with clear phloem and my throat feels tight at times?

I occasionally have this sudden jolt of pain under my jaw on the left and right sides along with clear phloem and my throat feels tight at times?

Difficult to say: Your symptoms do not sound like a well-recognized condition - but if they persist, you should get an examination of your throat and neck by your doctor. See the doctor sooner if you develop sore throat or pain with swallowing, or if fever develops. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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For a few years now on & off I have a pain on the whole right side of my body. At the moment my jaw and ear feel pressure and my right leg feels tight?

For a few years now on & off I have a pain on the whole right side of my body. At the moment my jaw and ear feel pressure and my right leg feels tight?

Many possibilities: there are many possibilities this could be muscular, neurologic or even emotional. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a neurologist to help clarify your symptoms ...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.?

Stuck in Throat: Sounds like you are describing a case of pharyngitis (inflammation/infection of the throat), but more information is needed- when did symptoms start? How did they start? The lumps on both sides are likely enlarged lymph nodes. If you have difficulty breathing, or swallowing your own saliva, i would advise going the the er as this may indicate an advanced infection. ...Read more

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When I have headaches , bad throats , Jaw aches , hot flushes ect , is it ok to cut thyroid med down , is this why everything happening ?

When I have headaches , bad throats , Jaw aches , hot flushes ect , is it ok to cut thyroid med down , is this why everything happening ?

Unlikely: If you have been on the correct dose of thyroid hormone, it should not be giving you these symptoms. It is important to take the correct dosage to keep your TSH level in the normal range. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a fullness feeling under my chin, almost tightness that does extend down the front of my throat. I have thyroid nodules but feel this might be too high in the throat for them. Going for an u/s scan tomorrow of thyroid to be sure

Thyroid Nodules: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 1 in 3 people develop them in their lifetime. The reason why we care, is that (in general) 5% of them turn out to be malignant. We also worry if they start to grow & put pressure on other structures in the neck, or become autonomous/overactive. An u/s will be helpful to evaluate. You should also discuss with your Dr. about checking TFTs & Thyroid Abs. ...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

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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Thyroid (Definition)

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