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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Clicking and rubbing sensation in my throat when swallowing?

Clicking and rubbing sensation in my throat when swallowing?

That is normal: The voice box rises up and down during swallowing and its cartilage back wall can rub against the front wall of the cervical vertebrae making a clicking noise in some people. ...Read more

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I have a tightness in the back of my throat and chest and pain when swallowing?

I have a tightness in the back of my throat and chest  and pain when swallowing?

Looks like a problem: A primary care doctor, and ENT specialist, and a G.I. Specialist can help figure out what is causing swallowing problems. Possible causes include nerve problems, tumors (including cancers), infections, damage from acid reflux, esophagus malfunctions or spasms, eosinophilic esophagitis, etc... Normal swallowing is an automatic, smooth, painless event; so anything other than that should be examined. ...Read more

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Feeling numbness around my mouth and nose?

Feeling numbness around my mouth and nose?

Several possible : Causes: needs a proper exam with your primary care doctor to rule out some that could be serious and treatable. ...Read more

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Was just diagnosed with GERD/LPR. Have the sensation of dry throat and mouth and feel tightness in my throat. Will my throat close? Its uncomfy!

Was just diagnosed with GERD/LPR. Have the sensation of dry throat and mouth and feel tightness in my throat. Will my throat close? Its uncomfy!

No: Your throat won't close, but could have the sensation it will. If in fact your symptoms are GERD related, ask your doctor if an endoscopic (Stretta) or surgical procedure (fundoplication) would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I feel tightness in my throat and ringing in my ears?

I feel tightness in my throat and ringing in my ears?

Tinnitus : Do You have fever? Do you have runny nose, runny eyes, congestion? I would think you might have Allergic Rhinitis. If you have fever see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I have tightness and stiffness in my fingers and hands in the mornings?

I have tightness and stiffness in my fingers and hands in the mornings?

AM stiffness: This is a common symptom in people who have arthritis of different kinds. Impossible to say what kind without an exam. For most people the stiffness works itself out after a little while. Hot showers or baths help. Gentle opening and closing of the fingers usually helps. Can be a nuisance but usually not much can be done about it. ...Read more

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I've had a metallic taste in my mouth and now my left side of my throat hurts. Help?

I've had a metallic taste in my mouth and now my left side of my throat hurts. Help?

A metallic taste : Common conditions that can cause this situation include but not limited to ..Dehydration, dry mouth, smoking. Or infections .. Like common cold, flu, upper respiratory tract infection . Pharyngitis ., strip throat or viral infection. Also neurological disorders that alter the the sense of taste like bell's palsy .This metallic taste situation can be side effects to antibiotics and other medication. ...Read more

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Small knot in between chin and throat. Trouble breathing constant feeling of something stuck in top of my throat, hoarse and trouble swallowing?

Small knot in between chin and throat. Trouble breathing constant feeling of something stuck in top of my throat, hoarse  and trouble swallowing?

See doc....: Shortness of breath is a serious symptom and with difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, etc. Could be indicative of a problem in your upper airway. If the shortness of breath is worsening, go to the nearest er right away. See a doctor as soon as possible to get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast.hurts to breathe or lift arm. ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?

I have had severe pain beginning with my right side radiating under breast.hurts to breathe or lift arm. ulcers in mouth and in corner of mouth, sores?

Chest pain: The mouth ulcers and the chest pain may be related. Viral process associated with a pleurisy. However the new onset of chest pain associated with pain to your breast and hurting to breath warrants getting checked. ...Read more

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My throat / lower mouth /tongue tingles when i breath through my nose?

My throat / lower mouth /tongue tingles when i breath through my nose?

Allergy?: Your symptoms are not specific. the thing that comes to mind is some type of allergy. Try a non-prescription antihistamine such as claritin, zyrtec and allegra, in addition to a nasal steroid spray, also nonprescription, such as nasalcort. Pay attention to what else may be a trigger for this, such as food, or drinks. And see if there's anything abnormal in the mouth (redness, ulcers). Good luck ...Read more

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Wokeup with terrible taste in mouth and left fingers twitchy also muscles in chest feel like the twitching like im shiveing in my chest but not cold.

Wokeup with terrible taste in mouth and left fingers twitchy also muscles in chest feel like the twitching like im shiveing in my chest but not cold.

Need more info: These symptoms are unclear, as is your question. Cannot diagnose over the internet. See a doctor and be evaluated appropriately. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Lump in my mouth around my teeth?

Lump in my mouth around my teeth?

Infection?: The swelling is most likely an infection which would require antibiotics along with specific treatment depending upon the cause and extent of the problem. See a dentist as soon as possible as these types of situations can become more serious very quickly. ...Read more

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Stiff pain in the middle of my chest. Sometimes sore when breathing.

Stiff pain in the middle of my chest. Sometimes sore when breathing.

Multiple Causes: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections, lung collapse), and muscle problems. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. it is very unlikely that at 21 it is serious but should see a doctor to get more information. ...Read more

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Ulcers in mouth sore throat cough that is painful on the throat and my chest, and sometimes itchy feeling in the chest ?

Viral: Could be hand-foot-mouth disease, could be a canker sore, could be oral herpes, could be a measles. Hard to say but overall sounds viral and likely benign. Watch for any high fevers or shortness of breath. If worse contact a doc. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat ?

See a doc: Don't know you, history, age, etc. Could be acute infection e.g. Strep throat, viral infection, tonsillitis, abscess (pus pocket), less likely diphtheria; could be neurologic problem; could be tumor, e.g. Lymphoma, cancer; could be other stuff. See a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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My mouth is always dry and lip have a burning sensation back of my throat feel dry and sometimes hurt?

My mouth is always dry and lip have a burning sensation back of my throat feel dry and sometimes hurt?

See your doctor to : make sure that your medications, eyedrops, or any medical disease or condition may not be causing this. Sometimes antihistamines, autoimmune conditions, antidepressants, can cause the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat to feel try. So this needs to be looked into further. Usually an easy solution. May need to change your medication. Or treat your condition differently. ...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