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left neck vein painful and swollen

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck pain: Pain in that area could be from a muscle strain, inflamed thyroid or lymph gland, or inflammation of the carotid artery. I don't think it's related to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It would be helpful to know if you are over weight or very slim. Your age is also important. It could all be anatomically normal but nevertheless it s ... Read More
Dr. Deborah Josefson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Venous distension: My concern with arm and ad chest swelling is superior vena cava syndrome which may be from an obstructing mass. Jugular venous distension May also ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eleanor Host
29 years experience Family Medicine
Tendon?: It may be just a sore tendon, which is an attachment from one of the neck muscles to the bone by the ear. It isn't very likely to be a vein issue in y ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Need exam ASAP!: There are a number of possible causes for these symptoms. It's best that you see a physician right away to see if there is an infection or other condi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See a doctor now: If this is truly an inflamed your husband needs to see a doctor asap. This can be serious.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: You may have lymphadenitis, and a course of antibiotics may be used to treat any secondary infection.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Olshansky
47 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Sounds concerning: You could have a serious problem with your heart but it is hard to know. You need to see your doctor locally and get checked out
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A male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: Due to the nature of your complaints a thorough history and physical is recommended. This way your body parts can be examined and appropriate measures ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not likely: In the absence of a central venous line the neck is a very rare site for clots.

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