A 42-year-old female asked:
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i have been suffering from a severe pain on my left side of my neck and shoulder for 2 days now and it extend to the head should i be worried.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain: This could be musculoskeletal. Have your tried heating pad (don't get burned), warm shower water directed to area or NSAID's. At this point, it may not be time to worry. However, if it is not resolving, please do consider medical eval.
Answered on Jul 25, 2020
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/giant-cell-arteritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20372758 Please visit the site listed above, if the symptoms are even slightly suggestive of Giant cell/Temporal artertitis, see your doctor at the earliest. If you get any vision symptoms, go to the nearest emergency department of a hospital. Wish you good health!
Answered on Jul 25, 2020
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Dr. William Wilson
46 years experience Family Medicine
Neck and head pain: This should be worked up and you need to be seen by your physician. Temporal arteritis can cause pain in this area and this disorder can lead to blindness if not treated. Brain hemorrhages as well as a lo!ng list of benign conditions can also cause this type of pain. Don't wait--see your physician. Good luck!
Answered on Jul 25, 2020

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