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Can strep throat cause a stiff sore neck?

Can strep throat cause a stiff sore neck?

Lymph nodes: Usually not. But tender, swollen lymph nodes could make the neck sore. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever(3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose(no more), one sw lymph gl(neck)

Does ARS cause multiple lymph nodes to swell? I had a low risk exposure. Mild fever(3weeks), strep throat+stuffed nose(no more), one sw lymph gl(neck)

Acute HIV infection: HIV-1 infection can occur with unprotected sex or injection drug use. 2 - 4 weeks after an exposure, a patient may develop a flu or mono-like illness called acute HIV infection. These symptoms may include fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, &/or mouth sores. Other symptoms might include N/V, thrush, headache or neurologic symptoms. Duration is 1 to a few weeks. Get checked ...Read more

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome , no thyroid disease, many days now i feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome , no thyroid disease, many days now i feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps. ...Read more

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Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

Hashimotos disease; is my gradual onset (5 weeks) neck pain and localized swelling caused by neck strain or cervical lymphoma 2* thyroid disease?

UnlikelyButGetChecke: Hashimoto Disease is an auto immune disease which affects thyroid gland.It can pain in any joint and muscles. It can increase your risk of getting a rare kind of thyroid cancer called Thyroid Lymphoma.That is a very rare occurrence in some. But it is not cervical Lymphoma. Since you have a concern about it and have a nodule in thyroid gland . Get it checked by your endocrinologist asap. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Can thyroid disease affect your throat?

Maybe: Inflammation of the thyroid can give some patients significant neck/throat symptoms. But generally most thyroid nodules are without symptoms. And most thyroid dysfunction results in general symptoms rather than local symptoms (throat issues). ...Read more

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Have been given a good report by an "ent"& an internist. I have thyroid disease (tk levo) & HPV (tk aldara). Why do I still have a chronic sore throat?

Have been given a good report by an "ent"& an internist. I have thyroid disease (tk levo) & HPV (tk aldara). Why do I still have a chronic sore throat?

Combination of thing: A few thoughts- although you may not have had anything obvious on ENT exam you may still have subclinical gerd, post nasal drip, allergy or even irritant. I would review your hx to see if there is anything we are missing - try trials of appropriate meds including standard anti gerd, anti drip and anti allergy. At the end of the day this might be a combo of things. ...Read more

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Why is my neck and back hurting from strep throat?

Why is my neck and back hurting from strep throat?

Myalgias: Various infections: strep, flu, mono to name a few, cause a lot of inflammation and release of cytokines (inflammatory chemicals) that can cause our bodies/muscles to feel achy while we are sick. The aches are just part of the symptoms. If your neck is hurting so much that you can't move your head without extreme pain then it could be something worse and would require a visit to the docs ASAP. ...Read more

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Strep throat..When i hold my head to side i can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

Strep throat..When i hold my head to side i can feel a buldge on the side of my neck is this normal?

Likely a lymph node: The lymph nodes are part of your body defense system that helps clean up body serum contaminated by infections.There are many located throughout the head and neck & a strep throat will generally trigger swelling in those at the junction of your neck and jaw on one or both sides. ...Read more

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6yold w/ soft small nodes neck, us=reactive.After sinus infec in oct new one showed up.Now w/strep throat, other 2 appeared.All 1.2cm or less. Normal?

Lymph nodes: Lymph node service the garbage collector for any type of infection. Any infection causes them to enlarge and process the foreign invader. Normal lymph nodes in the neck can be up to 1.5 cm. Ultrasound is a good test to determine the make up of the lymph nodes but sometimes requires fine needle or open biopsy to fully determine cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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Hi, I have strep throat ( 7 days). My neck and lower part of my head has been stiff the whole time. I have not had a fever at all. menengitis?

Hi, I have strep throat ( 7 days). My neck and lower part of my head has been stiff the whole time. I have not had a fever at all. menengitis?

Not likely: though it is not likely, if you present to the ER, you might get a lumbar puncture to find out if you have meningitis. Since you have had this stiffness for 7 days and you don't have headache, fever, or change in your mental state, I doubt it's something to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it normal for strep throat pain to spread to neck and head. I am on cephalexin for three days but this pain has not still gone away. ?

Check dosage/diagnos: You may be getting suboptimal dose of cephalexin or you may have another problem, as infectious mononucleosis, a viral pharyngitis, can co-exist. Yes pharyngitis pain can spread, but usually abates with the start of treatment after one or two days, goodluck ...Read more

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Went to ER yesterday thought tetnus due to cut, diagnosed with strep this morning stiff jaw/neck is this due to the strep throat?

Went to ER yesterday thought tetnus due to cut, diagnosed with strep this morning stiff jaw/neck is this due to the strep throat?

Probably so...: Tetanus is a state of prolonged, severe muscle contraction caused by a neurotoxin produced by bacterium clostridium tetani--it is not that common. Since you were diagnosed with strep, it is likely that this condition is causing some sensation of stiffness to neck/saw. Many people do feel achy, chills, some headache with this infection. Motrin/tylenol may help. If worsen, call your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore throat, body aches stiff neck. We went to the dr and the strep throat and mono came back negative, a little worried please help thank you?

Sore throat, body aches stiff neck. We went to the dr and the strep throat and mono came back negative, a little worried  please help thank you?

Body aches: Your symptoms may represent a viral respiratory infection which can last 7-10 days. As a result symptomatic care is the course of action necessary ...Read more

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What could be wrong with me , am i getting strep throat ? I've been sneezing every night for about 2 weeks my eyes really itch and they're red. I though it was just my allergies but i'm not sure. Today it started to hurt when i turn my neck, i touched whe

What could be wrong with me , am i getting strep throat ? I've been sneezing every night for about 2 weeks my eyes really itch and they're red. I though it was just my allergies but i'm not sure. Today it started to hurt when i turn my neck, i touched whe

Hard to say: The sequence and pattern of your symptoms suggest allergies or airborne irritants are part of the problem. The longer you have drainage from these triggers, the more that drainage can serve as food for germs.As more germs feed on your drainage, you have a higher chance one of them will be strep or another treatable problem. An exam could tell how to fix it. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes on my neck/throat hurt, and both my ears ache? Could it be strep throat

My lymph nodes on my neck/throat hurt, and both my ears ache?  Could it be strep throat

Strep test: Some people will have referred pain to their ears with strep throat. The only way to positively diagnose strep throat is with a strep test and/or a culture. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and I recently got strep throat but the doctor never identified why I have a lump on my neck .. Oral cancers??

I have acid reflux and I recently got strep throat but the doctor never identified why I have a lump on my neck .. Oral cancers??

Relax-lymph nodes: The more common lymph nodes effected by strep are often called "tonsillar nodes", because they often swell during a throat/tonsil infection.I would look at this as a normal event rather than a scary one. If you are really worried, go back and ask. ...Read more

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3 yr old has strep throat and a rash on her wrists and neck. She typically has exzema, is there a good way to know if it is that or scarlet fever?

3 yr old has strep throat and a rash on her wrists and neck. She typically has exzema, is there a good way to know if it is that or scarlet fever?

Needs treatment: She needs antibiotics either way. Scarlet fever is strep throat with a rash and is treated with antibiotics. If the erash improves a lot after antibiotics- it was likely scarlet fever...If it clears only a little, then most likely was more eczema. Scarlet fever rash may also peel a little bit when healing. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and my entire left side of my face is sore. My gums my jawline under my tongue my neck like pulling a muscle. Suggestions?

I have strep throat and my entire left side of my face is sore. My gums my jawline under my tongue my neck like pulling a muscle. Suggestions?

Infection: Infection may be entering the spaces between layers of tissues. Your physician should have you on an antibiotic regimen. If you have not seen your GP yet, call immediately or go to Urgent Care. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old  is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Had dizzy spell , inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch . Also sore throat , nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Had dizzy spell , inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch . Also sore throat , nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Since you had flu: and strep tests, I'm assuming you had your whole body examined. Did they mention if you had fluid behind your eardrum? It sounds like you could have a middle or inner ear infection. I would follow up with your doctor and be examined again. You may need some lab work done or a referral to a specialist if the doctor you're seeing can't find a reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have undergone surgery for thyroid disease and it left some thick scar on my neck. What is the solution to flat the scar? Any remedy pls?

I have undergone surgery for thyroid disease and it left some thick scar on my neck. What is the solution to flat the scar? Any remedy pls?

R/O KELOID: KELOID IS A HYPERTROPHIC post surgical scar that can be hard to treat. It is seen more commonly in African Americans and people of middle eastern decent. It can be treated with laser and steroid injection. You need a good plastic surgeon consult. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more