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The vein at the left side of my neck feels swollen especially when i try to

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May be normal physio: This may be normal physiology. Your best approach is to see your physician. Dilated veins or neck artery I can't tell. This may or may not be due ... Read More
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Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: you probably need to have your thyroid checked. Too much thyroid hormone can make you feel anxious and dizzy.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Benjamin
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Check it out: Did you do a chiropractic type maneuver? Probably worth checking out especially if your symptoms persist. "Cracking" can injure the vertebral artery ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: You need to be examined and tested to answer these questions accurately. This could be an infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome (which can be caused ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Aches and pains: You should go as soon as possible to the nearest emergency facility. They might help you there or might see a need to send you to the hospital. Hope ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Oral lesion: At 16 years old, it is highly doubtful that you have cancer. There can be some lesions which might need excision. See an ENT or oral surgeon for eva ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't know: If your neck is swollen, you should get an ultrasound or cat scan of your neck.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 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

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