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Doctor insights on: Back Of Neck Swelling Diagnosis

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What could cause sudden neck swelling?

What could cause sudden neck swelling?

Many things: The list of answers to your question is so long it cannot be explained here. Causes range from strep throat or other infection to allergic reaction to swollen lymph nodes or goiter. If the neck swelling causes trouble breathing, that is an emergency. If not, it may not be emergent, but you should probably start by seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get neck swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get neck swelling?

Neck swelling: A numer of condition cause neck masses, swelling, or limps. Lymph nodes are all over the neck, enlarge to help fight local infections. Thyroglossal cysts can get infected, small lump becoming larger and tender. Goiter, swelling of the thyroid, can get very large. Thyroid and cancer in the lymph nodes, and other sources of swelling are possible. Get any swelling checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause left neck swelling during the day but seems to go away while laying down?

What would cause left neck swelling during the day but seems to go away while laying down?

Muscle strain, fatty: Tumor, hormone effect- ?Cushing's syndrome etc are possibilities. See your dr for reassurance. Take care!i. ...Read more

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What causes neck swelling and extreme tenderness?

What causes neck swelling and extreme tenderness?

See MD!: Need more information, but whether there is inflammation, infection or another process going on, you need to be examined so this can be evaluated properly and treated appropriately. Make the call now. ...Read more

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Facial and neck swelling that relates to the side i lay down on example lay with left side on the pillow left side swells ?

Facial and neck swelling that relates to the side i lay down on example lay with left side on the pillow left side swells ?

Face swelling: It sounds like something is causing excess fluid in the tissues of the face and neck, which moves with gravity to the lowest side when you lay down and still. Causes may include allergic reactions, infections of the teeth or sinuses, kidney disease, blockages to the veins in the neck, etc. If this finding persists more than a day or two, get it checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Team Approach: Swelling can often occur with whiplash injuries. It is wise to have a team of providers, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a massage therapist. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for neck swelling?

Which type of doctor should I see for neck swelling?

Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, severe fluid overload, sepsis, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then starting with your family doc should give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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Why am i having neck problems and neck swelling after abruptly ending effexor (venlafaxine)?

Why am i having neck problems and neck swelling after abruptly ending effexor (venlafaxine)?

Discontinuation : Stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) abruptly can cause many physical symptoms and is rarely recommended. Go to www. Effexor (venlafaxine). Com to read about the symptoms. I don't quite understand what you mean by swelling in your neck. If that is a separate issue, you may need to see your doctor for further evaluation of that. It could be tight muscles from suddenly stopping an anti anxiety med which Effexor (venlafaxine) is also. ...Read more

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Left side of neck swelling goes away when laying down then starts swelling when i get up. What could this be?

Left side of neck swelling goes away when laying down then starts swelling when i  get up. What could this be?

Vascular malf: This could be a vascular malformation - for example a venous malformation that is swelling when dependent. See your physician for a good history and physical to determine exactly what you have. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

It is possible: To have neck swelling of the neck from whiplash injury, the ligament in the back of the neck could get inflamed or have sprain in it. Good luck, thank you. ...Read more

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Neck swelling and extreme tenderness after hard hit?

Neck swelling and extreme tenderness after hard hit?

Please see your Dr.: What you're describing could be anything from a bruise to a blood clot to blood vessel damage. Please see your doctor asap for evaluation and any necessary treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for neck swelling and head ache that cause of bump?

What is the best medicine for neck swelling and head ache that cause of bump?

Time and sleep: Some questions are hard to answer without an examination. If you have a viral infection that may cause some lymph node swelling in the neck and give you a headache and fatigue then time alone will allow your immune system to fight off the infection. If you have the one tender spot in the neck associated with a tender lump you should be seen by the doctor right away. I hope that helps. Sleep helps. ...Read more

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I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall i stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall i stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

Related?: No way of knowing whether your neck swelling is in any way related to the vitamin d or is something entirely different. Advice would be to not take it again and go and see a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anything to do witg the carotid artery cause neck swelling and facial swelling on the left side?

Can anything to do witg the carotid artery cause neck swelling and facial swelling on the left side?

Not likely: It's more likely to be from a dental abscess, or blocked vs infected parotid gland. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why when the patient have neck swelling due to hyperthyroidism, it goes up when he/she swallow? Why doesn't it going down?

Why when the patient have neck swelling due to hyperthyroidism, it goes up when he/she swallow? Why doesn't it going down?

The thyroid gland is: Intimately associated with the thyroid cartilages and trachea. When you swallow the strap muscles in the neck elevate these structures. The thyroid naturally follows. This is true for normal and abnormal thyroid glands. ...Read more