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Extreme pain in my throat (left side) whenever I swallow anything it feels as though I'm swallowing glass. I know it isn't a sore throat. It only hurts on one side and especially when I swallow liquids.

Extreme pain in my throat (left side) whenever I swallow anything it feels as though I'm swallowing glass. I know it isn't a sore throat. It only hurts on one side and especially when I swallow liquids.

I: I cannot tell you the cause of your pain. If you look back in your throat, or have someone else do this for you, and there is significant swelling on the the left side of your throat/ left tonsil and it looks like it is dripping pus or contains pus, that could be problematic. If that were the case, you would need to be promptly evaluated to ensure that you did not have a peritonsillar abscess (a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsil or the nearby tissues in the throat). ...Read more

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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Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?

Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?

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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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It hurts when I swallow but I don't feel like I have a cold or a sore throat, could this be a medication side effect?

It hurts when I swallow but I don't feel like I have a cold or a sore throat, could this be a medication side effect?

Yes: Painful swallowing typically reflect an irritation in the esophagus (swallowing tube). This can be related to medications, especially common in women. ...Read more

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Sore throat hurts bad on one side when I swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

Sore throat hurts bad on one side when I swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

Hard to say: Hard to say from the limited info.... Could be viral or something more serious....With these symptoms you should go see your dr as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have had a very sore throat only on my right side. When I swallow it really hurts and even when I don't swallow it burns. No cold of flu symptoms.?

I have had a very sore throat only on my right side. When I swallow it really hurts and even when I don't swallow it burns. No cold of flu symptoms.?

Infection: One side or both doesn't matter as far as diagnosis. The vast majority are from viruses. If concern for strep head to your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. Doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. Doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Eagles Syndrome: Could be Eagles Syndrome. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Eagle_syndrome
See an ENT surgeon tor diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?

Sinus infection?: Cold symptoms for more than about 10-14 days may indicate a sinus infection or ear infection. The pain on one side could also be from an infected lymph node or tonsillar infection. If you have fever, see a doctor today. Otherwise call your doc and have them check you out. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mono (may 29th). Sore throat is gone, left with sharp pain on left side when I swallow like something is stuck there. Is this normal?

Diagnosed with mono (may 29th). Sore throat is gone, left with sharp pain on left side when I swallow like something is stuck there. Is this normal?

Yes, it's possible: The symptom you're experiencing can be normal as you recuperate from mono. It usually goes away slowly over a week or so. ...Read more

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I have sore throat on left side and ear pains when I swallow. 2x liver TX so immunosuppressed?

I have sore throat on left side and ear pains when I swallow. 2x liver TX so immunosuppressed?

You should be fine: The medications used today for solid organ transplantation is both potent and elegant. Having said this. It doesn't totally decimate your immune response. It just blunts it. Its critical you get the every 5 yer PneumoVax to immunize you for encapsulated organisms in particular. Another Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 is particularly suited for immunocompromised patients. Your ear and throat should get better soon! ...Read more

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Easy one. I have had a very sore throat on my left side' pain goes to my left ear when I swallow. Any ideas? Its been for 1 wk

Throat/ Ears/Sinus: Greetings,
you could have a throat infection. This could be a possible infection in your ears and throat or also including your sinuses. I recommend you go and have yourself checked out, especially if you have fever or other annoying symptoms. Gargling with warm salt water may often reduce the pain in your throat and ear coning can decrease ear and sinus pressure. Netti pot for sinuses. ...Read more

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Sore throat, feeling like there is a lump when I swallow, left tonsil is double in size to right. Left side is also very red. Voice is hoarse. Cancer?

Sore throat, feeling like there is a lump when I swallow, left tonsil is double in size to right. Left side is also very red. Voice is hoarse. Cancer?

Sore throat: Much more likely infection which is treated via an antibiotic. If that doesn't do it do see an ENT specialist pronto who can evaluate thoroughly. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have pain inbetween my shoulder blades. My throat is hurting and my back hurts when I swallow and breathe. Please help!

I have pain inbetween my shoulder blades. My throat is hurting and my back hurts when I swallow and breathe. Please help!

U need an exam: There are many possible diagnosis. It is best if you see a physician for a full history and physical ...Read more

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I have a really bad sore throat it hurts bad when I swallow how can I help it?

Sore throat: You can first try some Ibuprofen and chloraseptic spray. If the sore throat progresses to the point where just getting in fluids is difficult, an antibiotic might help. If the pain is only on one side, consider seeing a doctor about this. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a really bad sore throat and it hurts a lot when I swallow?

What should I do if I have a really bad sore throat and it hurts a lot when I swallow?

Sore throat: Try some chloraseptic spray from the pharmacy and gargle with warm salt water. Add 1 to 2 tsp salt to 8 onces of water and gargle. If you have fevers or chills you may need to go to an urgent care or call your doctor to get an antibiotic and or get your throat swabbed to rule out strep throat. If you are coughing up colored phlegm you may also need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have this cold and sore throat that is almost gone, now but my throat hurts really badly when I swallow. What should I do?

I have this cold and sore throat that is almost gone, now but my throat hurts really badly when I swallow. What should I do?

Examine sore throat: When someone has been sick for about a week with a cold, and the symptoms seem to have improved, but then a new symptom appears or the symptoms relapse and get worse, it sometimes means there is a secondary infection. That's actually the best time to see a doctor, because the secondary infections are more likely to be bacterial and to respond to antibiotics than the first ones, which are viral. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore throat, and when I swallow water it hurts. Does anyone know what this mightg be?

I woke up with a sore throat, and when I swallow water it hurts. Does anyone know what this mightg be?

Viral vs. Bacterial: The condition may be tonsillitis or pharyngitis (if you have no tonsills). Usually viral, but strep throat is a common thing as well. Usually presents without cough, but may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. If plain tylenol/ibuprofen fails to help and especially if fever lasts >3 days, go see you doc. ...Read more

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Each morning I wake up, for about 4 days now, my throat is unbearable. It seems like it coming from the top back of my throat. When I swallow it hurts extremely bad. I have had a sore throat before and I'm pretty sure this isn't your typical one. After ga

Could be strep: If you have a severe sore throat it would be a good idea to see a doctor and be checked for strep infection. If it is strep you need antibiotics. With strep throat you often have very painful throat with pus, swollen lymph nodes, fever and no cough. There are other causes of sore throat but it is best to have a doctor look at it if it is severe. ...Read more

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Do I have a sore throat or strep throat? It hurts when I swallow

Can't tell: Strep throat is one type of sore throat. There are many causes, mostly viruses and a few other bacteria besides strep. See your doctor to get evaluated so you can get appropriate treatment. No symptom is specific for strep, so testing is necessary to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat it hurts when I swallow and have dry cough and also feel cold somethimes?

I have a sore throat it hurts when I swallow and have dry cough and also feel cold somethimes?

See PMD: May need evaluation to get appropriate treatment. Can try otc cold remidies, oj, chicken soup. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and it hurts when I swallow a little bit as Rose good a little bit better still hurts and my throat is a little bit red?

I have a sore throat and it hurts when I swallow a little bit as Rose good a little bit better still hurts and my throat is a little bit red?

Cough drops: Anytime you have a sore throat, you should reach for a bag of cough drops. This is usually very effective. You may want the attention of a doctor after cough drops or throat spray does not work. If you are a smoker, they most important thing you can do for your health is quit smoking. ...Read more

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Have a sore throat (3 days) and no real other symptoms. Hurts more when I swallow than another else, hardly notice when I am not swallowing.?

Have a sore throat (3 days) and no real other symptoms. Hurts more when I swallow than another else, hardly notice when I am not swallowing.?

Sore throat: Many possibilities. This can be to breathing through your mouth too much, to acid reflux, postnasal drip, viral or bacterial infection (including Strep). Go and see your PCP and be examined. ...Read more

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Just now j realized that my throat hurts ALOT! When I swallow it feels like a big lump that hurts bad. I know it's not a sore throat. It really hurts?

Just now j realized that my throat hurts ALOT! When I swallow it feels like a big lump that hurts bad. I know it's not a sore throat. It really hurts?

Tonsilitis: Can cause a lot of pain when they are big. And makes it even more difficult to swallow, Have your doctor take a look in the throat and you can look for yourself. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat it really hurts when I swallow for about 10 days now. I'm taking amoxicillin for 4 days now 875 mg. But it seems like the same as of 4 days ago not seem to be working or can it b something else.?

I have a sore throat it really hurts when I swallow for about 10 days now. I'm taking amoxicillin for 4 days now 875 mg. But it seems like the same as of 4 days ago not seem to be working or can it b something else.?

Viral infection: If the cause of your symptoms is a bacterial infection, you should begin seeing resolution of your symptoms on that antibiotic. It may be that your infection is viral and, if so, the antibiotics will not be effective and will take about a week or so to resolve. If there is no improvement, or worsening, in the next 2 to 3 days I would see your physician again. ...Read more

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Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when I swallow. Checked it out, don't see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Woke up with a pretty sore throat. Hurts some when I swallow. Checked it out, don't see any redness or any white spots. What could it be due to?

Viral pharyngitis?: By far the most common cause of sore throat is viral pharyngitis and I see no reason to suspect anything else. If it gets especially severe or if you develop high fever, see a doctor. Otherwise just tough it out without worry. ...Read more

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