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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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My right side of my throat hurts when I swallow it does not hurt. It hurts when I lay down or doing a lot of movement with my throat?

My right side of my throat hurts when I swallow it does not hurt.  It hurts when I lay down or doing a lot of movement with my throat?

Best thing to do: Is get an examination. There may be an anatomical or inflammatory problem with your right side. This could also be excacerabated by reflux. Talk to your doctor or see an ent. ...Read more

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I have a sore right ear and I'm sore down tge right side of my throat especially when I swallow. What could this be and is there any home remedies?

I have a sore right ear and I'm sore down tge right side of my throat especially when I swallow. What could this be and is there any home remedies?

Referred pain: There are shared nerves that go from the throat to the ear and from the jaw joint ("tmj") to the ear. It can be confusing to know where the ear pain is coming from: the ear, the throat or the jaw. In a 16-year old this is most likely a throat infection or tmj. If you have fever or have trouble swallowing, you should see a doctor. Otherwise, try some Ibuprofen for 1-2 days before seeing a md. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a cut in my throat on right side, it's not sore at all just when I swallow it feel like a cut is down there. Any idea?

I feel like I have a cut in my throat on right side, it's not sore at all just when I swallow it feel like a cut is down there. Any idea?

Aphthous ulcer: A common cause of a single sore or sensitive spot in throat. Try gargle with salt water and take ibuprofen. See ENT if pain does not resolve within 10 days. ...Read more

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My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?

My left side of the neck is throbbing and is painful if I try to lay down. It feels stiff and also it hurts when I swallow?

See a doc today: Your description is particularly concerning because of the pain on swallowing. Along with the neck stiffness and pain when trying to lay down, the situation is concerning for infections that can be serious such as a blood clot, retropharyngeal abscess, or a meningitis. Therefore, see a doctor soon as possible to get diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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The left side of my throat hurts, it feels like a pulled muscle but when I swallow it feels like there is a ball stuck in my throat. Why?

The left side of my throat hurts, it feels like a pulled muscle but when I swallow it feels like there is a ball stuck in my throat. Why?

Throat: Could be your thyroid with enlargement of a nodule, acid reflux, a muscle strain or viral if it's been going on for a short time. You can try warm salt water gargles but its something you should check out ...Read more

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Help please! When I swallow I feel a sharp pain in the right side of my throat and it hurts for a lil then stops only when I swallow what is that?

Throat pain: At your age it is likely due to postnasal drip. I would check for allergies. Have you had a recent cold? It could also be an infection if you have any other signs a symptom. I would first try an over the counter antihistamine if that does not help see your primary care doctor and they will help sort out the issue. This is not likely a serious problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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Starting today only when I swallow I get pain on the right side of my throat. When I extend my neck up it feels tight. What is causing this?

Starting today only when I swallow I get pain on the right side of my throat. When I extend my neck up it feels tight. What is causing this?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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Right side of my throat burns bad, burns when I swallow?

Right side of my throat burns bad, burns when I swallow?

Burn or pain?: Is it a burning sensation or pain? Burning could be that you have an irritation, sore in the throat. Try some salt water, room temperature gargle and see if this helps. ...Read more

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For more than 2 weeks, I have a problem with my throat. Sometimes when I swallow food or drink right side of my throat is paining then its fine. Pls help?

See your doctor: It's best to see your physician, so they can do an examination of your head, eyes, ears, nose and throat for definitive answers. They can determine whether it's postnasal drip from allergies, sinusitis, or something else. The diagnosis rest on what s/he finds on physical exam, as s/he there may be other findings that show up that you may not be aware. Plus you'll have peace of mind. ...Read more

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The right side of my throat hurts. Especially when I swallow. What should I do?

The right side of my throat hurts. Especially when I swallow. What should I do?

Throat examination: Acute throat pain may be a simple viral infection, but could also be more serious, like a streptococcal bacterial pharyngitis or tonsillitis. Pain on one side only is a bit concerning for a possible mass. This should be evaluated within a week of onset of symptoms if pain is not resolving with basic measures. ...Read more

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Almost 2 weeks now when I swallow I have this lump feeling on the right side of my throat. It only hurts when I swallow. 24 yr old female!

Almost 2 weeks now when I swallow I have this lump feeling on the right side of my throat. It only hurts when I swallow. 24 yr old female!

Odynophagia: Odynophagia is pain with swallowing. I would suggest having your throat examined. Your symptoms may be from enlarged tonsils or a mass in the back of your throat that may need to be removed. Best to have someone visually inspect your throat to determine the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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My right ear feels like its swelled and hurts and almost seems to pop when I swallow. The whole of the right side of my throat hurts, What is this?

My right ear feels like its swelled and hurts and almost seems to pop when I swallow. The whole of the right side of my throat hurts, What is this?

Ear/ throat pain: Seek medical attention today at doc /urgent care / telemedicine. You likely have a sore throat or ear infection that may benefit from antibiotics. There is a tube from the back of the mouth that goes to the ear the Eustachian tube, that is irritated with throat infections and causes the popping (it helps equalize pressure when descending in airplanes too which is why our ears pop then) ...Read more

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For the past 3 years I get a lump on the right side of my throat when I swallow food. It is not painful but I feel uncomfortable.

For the past 3 years I get a lump on the right side of my throat when I swallow food. It is not painful but I feel uncomfortable.

Get a barium swallow: The lump can be from many things, such as an out pouching of the larynx or pharynx or a mass. Get a modified barium swallow to evaluate the problem ...Read more

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Only the right side of my throat is sore. It only feels uncomfortable when I swallow, and even then it doesn't exactly hurt.?

Only the right side of my throat is sore. It only feels uncomfortable when I swallow, and even then it doesn't exactly hurt.?

Irritation: You can have one tonsil infected or irritated by something you swallowed. When you scratch the back of your throat it tends to swell up a little and that can cause one side to feel uncomfortable. You can also develop little "stones" in a tonsil that cause irritation. Try some salt water gargles for a day or two. ...Read more

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For about two months I have had a swollen lump in the right side of my throat that hurts when I swallow?

Time to see doctor: There are numerous possible causes. You should see your family doctor for an initial examination. He or she would then refer you to an ENT specialist if the cause of your symptoms isn't readily found. ...Read more

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The right side of my throat has been hurting when I swallow and at times speak. I have tried cough drops, water, tea, and a humidifier.

The right side of my throat has been hurting when I swallow and at times speak. I have tried cough drops, water, tea, and a humidifier.

Time sensitive: If your pain is worsening I would recommend seeing your physician to get a detailed history of recent events and your doctor may need to look at the area or refer to ENT doctor. ...Read more

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The right side of my throat hurts; when I swallow, move my tongue to the right, and burns when swallowing food. Doesn't hurt when I talk. Is it a cold?

Could be : You could have a virus causing this pain. If it is a virus or a cold it will improve in about a week. Smoking will increase the pain.
If you are not feeling better in 7 to 10 days you should see a dentist or your primary care for an evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My right side of my throat hurts, and when I swallow the pain shoots up to the inside of my ear. Running a low temp fever. Aspirin barely helps.

Pharyngitis: Pain may radiate to the ear from inflammation in the throat because the same nerves innervate both areas. If you are asking about pain control you should recontact your doctor. If this is viral it may last several more days, and you might benefit more from Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen than from aspirin, which has risks associated with viral infections. ...Read more

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I have pain in one side of my throat that comes and goes but I don't feel it when I swallow and i have been feeling mucus from that side too reason?

I have pain in one side of my throat that comes and goes but I don't feel it when I swallow and i have been feeling mucus from that side too reason?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more