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Cause Babys Neck Swollen
Several things: The location & feel of the swelling can help define the cause. Many lymph nodes are located in the neck and feel like pea to peanut sized nodules unless they are swollen. The young infant may develop a knot in the main neck muscle on either side which restricts neck movement & makes it feel fuller on that side. All newborns have short necks & can just seem swollen (necks grow an inch or > by 6m). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would Thoracic Outlet Syndrome cause bad pain in left side of neck, swollen veins and pain / swelling in left side of throat and left shoulder pain?
Left neck swollen for 3 years. What could this be? All tests have been ran dr said can't find anything except lymphnides are swollen 1cm. What else?
Check with your doc: An ultrasound guided needle aspiration will get a quick answer and is no big deal. Discuss it with your doc. A 22 gauge needle should do the job. ...Read more
Left side of the neck swollen for around 5 months, with no other symptons. I had tonsillitis before noticing my swollen neck [related?]. btw I am 18.
See a doctor for an: Exam and further work up. Swelling there going on for this long is unusual. ...Read more
Many Reasons: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Infection: This is a sign that you have an infection somewhere. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: A swollen gland or lymph node should be evaluated by your doctor. You need to check if there are other lymph nodes that are swollen. It may just be an infection, but you want to make certain that it is not a manifestation of something more serious like lymphoma. These are cancers that localize in the lymph nodes. Many types are very treatable when caught early. ...Read more
I've had my right side of my neck swollen for over 1yr and my doctor didn't do anything. It keeps getting worse.. What do I do?
See ENT doctor: There are many possible causes for a swollen area getting worse, so i would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician or ent. Possible causes include swollen lymph nodes, benign skin cysts, salivary gland swelling, congenital cysts, or rare tumors. Factors such as location, size, and duration make some of these more or less likely. If getting worse definitely get checked out. Good luck! ...Read more
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