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Pain in throat, neck, gums, headache. What could this be?

Feb 2013
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urgent throat and neck sharp pain when woke up this morning 1. Sharp pain isolated on left side of throat and neck when swallowing, even titling of head upwards causes pain

2. Accompanied by gum pain and left headache
Posted Sat, 4 May 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 4 hours later

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

It seems you are having infection in your throat which may be causing the pain in throat and neck.

Sharp pain on the left side of throat and neck may be due to infection localized to that area.

Headache usually occurs with any infections of head and neck area and as you are having left sided headache and left side of throat pain these two symptoms are related and the main problem may be a localized throat infection like pharyngitis or a tonsillitis.

Do you have any fever or body pains?

Do you have any cold or cough?

Do you have any tooth problems?

Do you have any ulcers in the mouth, palate or pus in throat?

The above information is important to correlate your symptoms to a infection in the throat and other local problems. So kindly provide the information in your follow up query.

And physical examination by a Doctor is important to look for any infection, ulcers, congestion, and tooth related problems of oral cavity and throat.

Awaiting for your answers in your query.

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