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how would you know is your neck gland are swollen?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Glands: Swollen gland in the neck can occur with viral or bacterial infections. Enlargement sometimes makes swallowing uncomfortable and can be easily palpated by a trained physician.

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What does visible neck vessel pulsations suggest?

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Dr. Scott Rudkin
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Likely normal: People with a more lean body habitus had less tissue covering the vessels. As such, it can be normal to notice a pulsation in the neck. There are some conditions where pulsations can be abnormal (eg. Aortic insufficiency), but it is unlikely the case given your age.
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What does blackness around neck indicate?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Black around neck: acanthosis nigracans Goole it and see if tt looks like this. Can mean diabetes.
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What is the cause of bulbous neck?

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Dr. William m Simpson
Family Medicine 49 years experience
There are several: Without exam, not possible to tell, but most often related to overweight. If not overweight, possibilities are thyroid gland elargement, lymph node enlargement, thyroglossal duct cyst. Thyroid gland enlargement is most likely, probably.
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Can you have a cold in your neck?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sort of ..: Cold effecting the neck is called pernicious winds in traditional chinese medicine. It is an area of vulnerability to strong or cold wind.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

If your glands are swollen will you be able to see it in your neck because i can only feel it and it feels like it's bigger then the other maybe norma?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes normal: Glands can swell independently...One side can be bigger than the other...They are more easily seen in children. In adults we typically feel them as you note. If they are tender or red or huge then be seen. Usually they are normal and once swollen may not return to completely un-feelable.

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