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When I Swallow My Neck Hurts
Sore throat: Pain on swallowing can be due to a throat infection by a virus or strep. It also occur with inflammation of the thyroid gland or other neck structures. If painful swallowing persists without other signs of a viral infection, see your physician for evaluation,diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered and perhaps a referral to an otolaryngologist will be made if indicated. ...Read more
My throat (neck area, not back of mouth) hurts really bad when i swallow and turn my neck. It hurts with pressure to my adam's apple too. What is it?
It : It sounds as though you could be suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). The most common symptoms of gerd are: - heartburn - sore throat - "lump in the throat" sensation or difficulty swallowing - acidic or sour taste in your mouth (some people describe a rotten egg-type taste) - dry cough - hoarseness - regurgitation (wet burps) you can try over the counter antacid medications such as Tums (calcium carbonate) or maalox. It is important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. There are many other antacid and acid blocker medications that can help alleviate your symptoms if your symptoms continue. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help: - avoid spicy, acidic, or fatty foods - avoid alcohol and caffeine - quit smoking if you smoke - avoid tight clothing - especially tight belts and pants - eat small meals - do not eat for a few hours before going to bed. Good luck! ...Read more
Inflamation: You likely have inflammation around your upper throat. If there is redness and swelling or if you are having fevers and chills it may be a sign of an infection and you should seek medical attention quickly. An infection in the neck can be very serious. If it is chronic you should also have your doctor look into your throat and evaluate for other causes. ...Read more
The left side of my neck hurts when I swallow. It was hurting till earlier and I believe I popped my neck before it started hurting. Help?
Neck pain: This discomfort could be from a muscular strain or the beginning of a throat infection. With an infection the whole throat usually becomes involved and reddend within a day. If a muscle is strained or inflammed, tenderness and discomfort on turning and twisting is present. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I was strangled by my bf pretty bad a week ago. I didn't seek medical attention it's hurts to swallow an the left side of my neck hurts a lot?
I'm finding it very painful to swallow. This started after a cold. My neck also swells when i wake up and the whole of my neck hurts. What is wrong?
See a doctor ASAP: Am not sure what is going on without seeing and examining you, but neck swelling should never be ignored without a detailed exam and explanation for the cause, since it may be due to very severe processes and may portend impairment of your trachea and therefore breathing. See somebody soon and good luck. Hope this turns out to be little or nothing serious. ...Read more
While wrestling, i was in a strong rear naked choke and i heard my neck snap! instantly it hurt to swallow and my speech is impaired, do I just wait?
My son 42 yrs old is having soreness with neck. Hurts when he moves it. Also is having trouble when swallowing?
multiple posibilites: Given the numerous structures in the neck, your son's age and the lack of any medical/surgical history there could be multiple causes for the pain. I would strongly recommend he be evaluated by your primary physician for advice. ...Read more
Hi I have TMJ and its caused my neck to swell up n it hurts when i swallow i read this and wanted to know can a person massage my TMJ swellness ?
TMJ pain: Although its possible for temporomandibular joint disorders to refer pain to the the throat or surrounding structures, swelling makes it sounds like you may have something else going on. I would see your primary care physician or ask for a referral to an ENT specialist. To answer your question, massage can be beneficial for helping alleviate tension in the TMJ but will not cure the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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