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What can cause front neck spasms and pain swelling around clavicle? I have Ehlers Danlos Sundrome could this be dislocation or cervical spine bulge?

What can cause front neck spasms and pain swelling around clavicle? I have Ehlers Danlos Sundrome could this be dislocation or cervical spine bulge?

Get imaging: With increased joint flexibility and pain/swelling around several joints, I recommend a visit with your doc and imaging. A CT scan of your chest will also evaluate your ascending aorta, which has some risk for dilation. Be well. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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Does ear infection cause facial & neck swelling?

Does ear infection cause facial & neck swelling?

Possibly: A bad infection can lead to this. That is why you should be seen by a doctor and treated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), neck pain, neck swelling and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (side: front, r?

I am experiencing spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), neck pain, neck swelling and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (side: front, r?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Neck swelling or pain should be examined and can be swollen nodes with strep. ...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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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Double tooth abscess treated with antib face neck swelling 3teeth need to be pulled no insurance jst health severe pain and slight swelln returned?

Recurrent tooth pain: There is no other option other than the removal of the 3 teeth to give you relief. Without insurance, extraction is the cheapest short term option. You have to have them removed, medicine isn't going to be any type of along or short term answer. ...Read more

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Left lateral neck swelling: 'nothing found on US but radiologist wants me seen again by GP'. Sweats, fevers, +malaise, 9+ mos. What could this mean?

Left lateral neck swelling: 'nothing found on US but radiologist wants me seen again by GP'. Sweats, fevers, +malaise, 9+ mos. What could this mean?

Enlarged lymph nodes: These lumps may represent enlarged lymph nodes in response to an infection nearby. They should go slowly back to normal if you are being treated for such like with antibiotics, otherwise the cause can be chronic infection or tumor mass of different origin ...Read more

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I hit my hand in to the wall badly few months ago but my left arm and neck swelling a little but no pain but when I lift heavy things I feel pain.

I hit my hand in to the wall badly few months ago but my left arm and neck swelling a little but no pain but when I lift heavy things I feel pain.

Injury: I am not sure if the pain is in the hand, arm or neck. Anyway if you did hit your hand did you get it checked? Fracture possibility or some type of ligamentous laxity associated with the trauma. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes swell infrequently? I've been to the doc for neck swelling and arm pit pain but 4 docs have said they feel no swelling any ideas?

Can lymph nodes swell infrequently? I've been to the doc for neck swelling and arm pit pain but 4 docs have said they feel no swelling any ideas?

Yes, and several: Lymph nodes part of our immune defense system for virus, microorganisms & cancer. About 1% of blood plasma (water) which departs arterial-end of capillaries is not picked back up at venous-end, body wide. Lymph vessels return this excess water (& whatever is in the water) from around cells back into the blood stream. Lymph nodes, full of white blood cells, remove items/cells recognized not healthy. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing the nodes under my jaw and neck swelling up and down. Chewing and the icy weather seems to trigger it. Ultrasound shows nothing?

I've been experiencing the nodes under my jaw and neck swelling up and down. Chewing and the icy weather seems to trigger it. Ultrasound shows nothing?

Need more info: What is your question? I need more information to offer any perspective. Have you had a recent cold? How is the health of your gums and teeth? Any throat infection? Any problems in the ears? What is your tuberculosis status? Have you had a complete blood count? Please feel free to schedule a full consult with a physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes and neck swelling for the years. Drs dint know why. Now I am having difficulty eating solids. What could this be?

I've had swollen lymph nodes and neck swelling for the years. Drs dint know why. Now I am having difficulty eating solids. What could this be?

GI evaluation: Are your neck swellings lymph nodes. I think you should see your PCP who can then refer you to a gastroenterologist who could do endoscopy. Was your thyroid checked? ...Read more

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Woke up with under tounge swelling and neck swelling. Er did at ct. Generalized mild or moderate mucosal thickening of the oropharynx. Meaning?

Woke up with under tounge swelling and neck swelling. Er did at ct. Generalized mild or moderate mucosal thickening of the oropharynx. Meaning?

It means: That there is swelling (mucosal thickening) of the area, as your symptoms suggest. It does not indicate the cause, which could be allergic or infectious/inflammatory. ...Read more

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Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil also. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?

Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil also. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?

Salivary Gland stone: You may have either an infection of the salivary gland on the right side (submandibular gland) or may be a stone blocking the duct of the gland. It probably swells when you eat and then goes down as the saliva passes the obstruction. See an ENT physician to check your salivary glands. ...Read more

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Neck swelling due to swollen lymph nodes for 4 years. Now having trouble swallowing. What could this be?

See ENT MD: Swelling in the neck can be from several causes, enlarged lymph nodes, enlarged thyroid, thyroglossal duct cyst, and esophageal diverticulum. You should see an otolaryngologist, or ear-nost-throat specialist to evaluate the swelling and reason for difficulty swallowing. The treatment for each is entirely different. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. Also neck swelling on the left side but no lumps or nodules. Is it cancer?

Shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. Also neck swelling on the left side but no lumps or nodules. Is it cancer?

Asthma: You will need a proper evaluation by your doctor including a chest xray & tests for asthma. Swelling in the neck on the left side may represent a prominence related to the upper segment of the left lung. May be related to symptoms of shortness of breath & not necessarily cancer. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

Sounds like: Malignant otitis externa and cellulitis you need to urgently seek help at an ENT office or at least your PMD for antibiotics and further evaluation ...Read more

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HDry throat no cough a bit croaky when I talk don't smoke little hoarse intermitent no lumps no neck swelling got acid reflux I think aswell?

HDry throat no cough a bit croaky when I talk don't smoke little hoarse intermitent no lumps no neck swelling got acid reflux I think aswell?

Reflux: Acid reflux can cause you to have a hoarse voice, especially if it's a chronic problem for you. I think if you get your acid reflux under control, or better control, this may dissipate for you some. If the lanzoprasol isn't providing full relief you may consider trying another reflux medication. Talk to your doctor about your options, of which there are quite a few. ...Read more