Ear, Nose & Throat Community
13.4k Members
Avatar universal

pains in neck and ear when swallowing

im only 12 and 2 days ago my neck and ear hurt whenever i swallow anything its a sharp pain i also have a lump on the side of my neck that hurts whenever i touch it
does anyone know what this might be?
2 Responses
Avatar universal
I am also suffering from same kind of symtoms, in additions to this I also found some hard surface in my throat. I feel like I am having some heavy thing in my mouth, Sharp pains in throat and neck, this pain come from throat and goes to ear and head,

My belches are stopped at throat only sometimes. What this could be?
Avatar universal
The "lump" that you're feeling is probably an enlarged lymph node.  Your lymph nodes will swell when your body is fighting a virus or infection and yes, they can be quite painful.  My guess is that you may have either a throat or ear infection that is causing both the pain and the swollen node.

However, I'm not a doctor, so please take this as strictly advice.  Your best bet would be to have your parent, guardian or other trusted adult take you to teh doctor to be checked out.  If you have difficulty talking to yoru parents or think maybe they won't believe you aren't feeling well, perhaps start with the nurse at school - have her check your throat and ear and then maybe she could talk to your parents for you about taking you to a doctor.

I hope you feel better soon!
Have an Answer?
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
Discover the common causes of and treatments for a sore throat.
Learn about what actually causes your temperature to spike.
Find out which foods you should watch out for.
Family medicine doctor Enoch Choi, MD helps differentiate between the common cold and more threatening (bacterial) infections
Dr. Steven Park reveals 5 reasons why breathing through your nose could change your life