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Forum Name: Ear Nose and Throat

Question: Throat Pain / Swallowing

TexanRick - Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:11 am

(hopefully a reply in this forum)
Hello. Please advise me. I have had a sharp pain in my
throat for about 7 days, but doesn't feel like strept
throat. It is painful to touch although it is lessening,
but not too painful to swallow. I had UPP surgery for
snoring about four years ago so I have no tonsils. The pain
is four fingers from the voice box on my left side.(thing
that moves up and down when you swallow).

1. Sharp pain four fingers to the left side of voice box

2. Mild Fever. It is 99. 0.

3. Mild Headaches at temple come and go, lasting a few

4. Worse at night when I sleep, I feel ears getting
plugged. Mild earache on left side.

5. Worse when I turn head to right and swallow.

6. When I swallow with head straight, virtually no pain.

7. When I walk in dress shoes, every step causes a pain in
the throat area.

8. No congestion. No nasal drips. No Coughing. No phlegm.

9. A little bit tired.

What could it be? Is it the thyroid gland? Or is it the
esophogus? Wouldn't a viral or bacterial infection be
accompanied by Fever and congestion. I have no congestion.

Please help.
Shannon Morgan, CMA - Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:51 pm

Your symptoms don't sound typical for any obvious illness, there is no way for us to speculate on that, I'm sorry. Please see a doctor for an evaluation.

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