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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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I have an oral ulcer and it is making my left ear and left side of my throat hurt. Is this normal?

I have an oral ulcer and it is making my left ear and left side of my throat hurt. Is this normal?

Probably: If what you have is an apthous ulcer (canker sore), it can be very painful and the pain can be referred all over. Check with your dentist that this is the situation. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if only the left side of my neck and throat hurt?

What could be wrong if only the left side of my neck and throat hurt?

Probably see your MD: Usually infections such as viruses or tonsillitis involve BOTH sides of your throat. If this has been going on for more than 2-3 weeks, you really should have a doctor examine your throat. This is especially true if you use any tobacco products. It may be something simple, but a sore throat on one side that lasts more than a couple weeks needs to be checked out with an exam. ...Read more

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The left side of my gums and throat hurt what could be wrong?

The left side of my gums and throat hurt what could be wrong?

Gum infection: Mouth infection can cause swollen sore glands in your throat. A dentist can diagnose the problem and cause and treat . You may have gum abscess or nerve problem which are handled differently. ...Read more

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My one side of throat pain like a sharp pain comes and go and feel sumthing is stuck?

My one side of throat pain like a sharp pain comes and go and feel sumthing is stuck?

Infection?: Sharp throat pain, i think infection first. Are you having any fevers? If yes, possibility goes up more. Hopefully someone can look inside for you feel better! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have one-sided (left side) throat pain during a cold? No fever. Still able to go to work.

Virus: Yes you can have one sided pain in throat. You may har a virus causing post nasal drip. This fluid inflammes the tonsil which are made of lymph nodes. As the lymph node swells it causes pain. It does not have to occur on both sides. ...Read more

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Tested negative for strep, still given amoxicillin (4x daily). After one day throat pain moved only to left side. Good sign that it's working?

Tested negative for strep, still given amoxicillin (4x daily). After one day throat pain moved only to left side. Good sign that it's working?

Finish medicine: Just have in mind that you have to finish the entire course of antibiotic to avoid creating a new strand of micro organisms resistant to Amoxicillin . Not because you feel better right away you stop taking the medicine. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my ear and throat hurt on the same side?

Referred pain: Inflammation on one side of the throat can be felt deep in the ear on the same side. This is called "referred ear pain" usually it's an i fiction but if its not improving get it looked at to rule out something bad. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning and both sides of my throat hurt. When i press them they hurt not when i swallow or cough. Only when touched or when i turn head?

Woke up this morning and both sides of my throat hurt. When i press them they hurt not when i swallow or cough. Only when touched or when i turn head?

Probably infection: Exactly where is uncertain. The lymph nodes of the upper neck may swell with irritation/inflammation of the throat, teeth, tongue, gums, skin of the face and some of the scalp. Often mild viral infections of the upper respiratory tract (colds) produce swelling of these nodes without much other symptomatology. Salt water gargles, Acetaminophen may help. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under right side of tongue & down throat. Hurt to swallow & move tongue, worst of pain below tongue though. Pain lasted 2minutes then gone.

Sharp pain under right side of tongue & down throat. Hurt to swallow & move tongue, worst of pain below tongue though. Pain lasted 2minutes then gone.

There are: SUBLINGUAL TONSILS made of lymphatic tissue much as the usual pharyngeal tonsils and these tiny subligual tonsils can become infected. Get your sympotoms checked out by your PCP or ORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Why does my throat hurt on right side when i yawn. Not sore rest of time and i don't have a cold?

Why does my throat hurt on right side when i   yawn. Not sore rest of time and i don't have a cold?

Yawning hurts: Best to have an exam of your throat to be sure there are no sores or masses. But, if it only hurts when you yawn, this sounds like muscle spasm due to some irritant. I would suspect you are experiencing reflux of acid up into your throat when you're sleeping. Go see an ENT for a complete exam. ...Read more

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I had my lower left wisdom tooth removed almost two weeks ago. My gland in my throat hurt on that side immediately after but still hurts. Why?

I had my lower left wisdom tooth removed almost two weeks ago. My gland in my throat hurt on that side immediately after but still hurts. Why?

Potential Infection: This sounds to me like you could have an infection in the site where the tooth once resided or the surrounding tissues. Consider returning to the treating dentist for an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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One Swollen lymph node on neck more than 7 months. Hard but moveable. Doesn't hurt unless i play with it a lot and get throat pain on inside a little?

One Swollen lymph node on neck more than 7 months. Hard but moveable. Doesn't hurt unless i play with it a lot and get throat pain on inside a little?

See an oncologist: Please have a doctor,preferably an oncologist examine your lymph node or lump if it is not a lymph node. Check with Florida Cancer Spec or Moffitt oncology. If you need a referral let me know since i work closely with hematologist oncologist in the Tampa area. You may need a tissue biopsy At worst case since that mass is more than 3 months in persistence. Some benign lesions also go on for months. ...Read more

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I have an irritated tonsil, postnasal drip, and throat pain on one side. I've had it for almost a month & my strep test was negative. What could it be?

I have an irritated tonsil, postnasal drip, and throat pain on one side. I've had it for almost a month & my strep test was negative. What could it be?

URI: Upper respiratory infection, involves nasal cavity, sinuses, pharynx (including tonsils and adenoids), strep test can rule out only strep infection, but there are other bacteria/viruses which harbor the area and cause such symptoms, kindly see your doctor or ENT specialist for a second look/opinion. Meanwhile use salt water gargles, saline nasal washes, and pain killers, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a sore neck on both sides and can hardly turn my head. Nothing else hurts and i had no trauma. Should i be worried? It started with the typical "inside the back of my throat" pain. When that went away after about 4 days i thought it was over. Then

I have a sore neck on both sides and can hardly turn my head. Nothing else hurts and i had no trauma. Should i be worried? It started with the typical "inside  the back of my throat" pain. When that went away after about 4 days i thought it was over. Then

After : After a throat infection, some patients get enlargement of their lymph nodes, causing a sore neck (lymphadenopathy). Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) and plenty of fluids, and possibly a warm pack, often help. If a patient had headache, fever, feels sick, or has a rash then they should have a medical evaluation, but otherwise the lymphadenopathy usually subsides on its own. ...Read more

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