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Vincent's angina: Vincents angina is an infection of the back of of the throat and tonsillar area. A related infection is vincent's infection which affects the gums. Neither affects the tongue, but if the infection of the throat or tonsils is severe enough, it may feel as though the tongue is sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more
4yrs ago when i had vincent's angina of the throat, parts of my tonsils were scooped out. I was told it would patchup with time but hasn't. Worrisome?
No: Ludwig's angina is a serious condition that can become life threatening. Your tonsils were "scooped" out probably to drain an abscess that caused ludwig's. I would not expect them to look symmetrical or smooth. As long as you are not getting tonsil infections now you don't need to worry. ...Read more
Typical symptoms: The common symptom is a pain, ache, discomfort or tightness that you feel across the front of the chest when you exert yourself. . You may also, or just, feel the pain in your arms, jaw, neck or stomach. An angina pain does not usually last long. It will usually ease within 10 minutes when you rest. If you take some glyceryl trinitrate, it should go within 1-2 minutes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ok: Angina is the symptom. Cardiac ischemia related chest and substernal crushing chest pain with radiation to anterior neck and arm. Relieved by rest, oxygen, Nitroglycerin generally. No heart damage done with he spell. No enzyme release. If it gets worse, does not stop, and damage done, it is a heart attack with myocardial infarction as the medical term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure: Angina is a symptom of myocardial ischemia, or reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. This is usually caused by a blockage in a coronary artery from cholesterol plaque build up. Classic anging in tightness of pressure behind the sternum, usually increased with physical activity or stress, and improved with rest. There may also be associated symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating (cont). ...Read more