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pain and swelling in neck on left side

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
LN: You need to see a physician to be examined. Concerns would be thyroid or infection, possibly cancer.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: The most common cause of a swelling in the side of the neck is an enlarged lymph node, due to a recent infection in the the throat or else where, In t ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Maybe: See your doctor for an exam. They may also order a ct or ultrasound.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Otolaryngologist: Otolaryngologist (ENT) best person to evaluate this problem.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Headache: Back left sided headache. Tension headache would be most likely. The insertion of your fronto-occipital muscle is in that area and that can tighten a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
13 years experience Cardiology
Low risk: Your age makes you low risk for heart disease as chest pain, but then one cannot judge just by age. There are multiple other risk factors and contrib ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms unrelated: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. However it is most likely your symptoms are not all related to one particular problem. If your sympt ... Read More
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Neck strain: You have probably sustained a neck sprain or spasm. You could take some anti inflammatories to see if it helps relieve the pain. It could also be the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Disk disease?: You need to be evaluated by a doctor. He needs to obtained a detailed history and perform a thorough physical exam. If your doctor is concerned, he/sh ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast Pain: Of course can't diagnose without proper exam, but pain with radiation to armpit may be a sign of inflammation and/or infection. Painful breast cyst o ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is likely a cervical radiculopathy which is a compressed nerve root in the neck. Have it evaluated.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It sounds like you : May have sciatica, but it is not clear if you have a second separate problem. Due to the difficulty in communicating, i suggest you visit a doctor in ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hard to say: Lump getting g bigger? How fast? Something may be irritating nerves to face and arm. Should be checked out. Best bet is ENT doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Illness or teeth?: I would visit dentist to check for abcessed teeth. If the dentist says teeth are fine, i would visit doctor to rule out virus or bacterial infection. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
Go to hospital now: Thoracic outlet syndrome is a critical condition that needs to be evaluated now. If you are having those symptoms, please get seen now.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Face weak.: Lots of reasons for neck pain but if the left side of your face is weak then you need to see a doctor right away. Weakness in your facial muscles is n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Stress can cause all sorts of pain issues or make them feel worse. Once your stressful situation improves you will notice improvement in the pain as ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Beach
39 years experience Family Medicine
Cervical problem: These are problems that may be related to an impingement of a cervical nerve. You should see your physician.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Burning pain: Possible causes are viral infection (shingles), fungal infection, nerve irritation ( trigeminal neuralgia). Check with your dentist, oral surgeon and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
30 years experience Pain Management
Get Evaluated.: Although neck pain is very common and generally self limiting, the radicular type pain which you are describing may be a symptom of a more serious con ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Get evaluated: Dvt - this could represent a blood clot. Please get medical evaluation asap.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
C7 merve pinch from : From disc herniation.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Thyroid cancer: The vast majority of thyroid cancers present as a painless thyroid mass. Presenting with pain would be rare. Thyroid hormone levels can affect your ... Read More
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