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I have a small swollen area on the lower right side of my head. It started last night. No injury. Constant pain pain mess don't work. Hurts to touch?

I have a small swollen area on the lower right side of my head. It started last night. No injury. Constant pain pain mess don't work. Hurts to touch?

Get checked: This could be an abcess(boil) and should be examined and treated by a physician. It may be treated with hot applications or it may need antibiotics and drainage. In view of the swelling,pain and tenderness, have a physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a slight pain on the left side of my neck sometimes when i cough or when i lower my head. What could it be. It doesn't appear to be swollen eith?

I have a slight pain on the left side of my neck sometimes when i cough or when i lower my head. What could it be. It doesn't appear to be swollen eith?

Muscle sprain: Your symptom are consistent with a pulled muscle in your neck. Take ibuprofen, heating pad to area. See a neurologist to r/o neck spine problem if your symptoms persists. ...Read more

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The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?

The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?

May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days , seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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The lower back part of my head hurts and is swollen on both sides. It is just above where my head meets my neck the lower back part of my head hurts and is swollen on both sides. It is just above where my head meets my neck

The lower back part of my head hurts and is swollen on both sides. It is just above where my head meets my neck the lower back part of my head hurts and is swollen on both sides. It is just above where my head meets my neck

Those : Those are unusual symptoms, and head swelling is very rare. Please have an immediate medical evaluation by your doctor. If you have increased pain, swelling, fever, vomiting, weakness, numbness, or if your doctor can't see you right away then please go to the er. ...Read more

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Tingling sensations in right lower part of head(inside) towards the ear area with swollen right face. It's been this way for two weeks. What do I do?

See below: If your face is swollen, you should be examined by a doctor. It could be several things including a swollen lymph gland or blocked paraotid duct. It may even be a dental problem. ...Read more

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Lower down on the base of my neck my head feels swollen on the side and gets very sore my lymph nodes are also it happens every couple of months?

Lower down on the base of my neck my head feels swollen on the side and gets very sore my lymph nodes are also it happens every couple of months?

Joint, muscle or URI: The most likely causes for your neck discomfort is arthritic change in your cervical spine. The pain comes from spasm of the muscles that overlie the bony spine or inflamed joints in the front (uncinate joints) and back (facet joints) of the spinal column in your neck. The lymph nodes raise the possiblity of upper respiratory infection, but there other serious causes for these so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having head congestion/headaches for the past month & this past week I've been getting swollen lower lip. Nothing different in my diet.

I have been having head congestion/headaches for the past month & this past week I've been getting swollen lower lip.  Nothing different in my diet.

See an MD: And I suggest either an allergist or an internist, in a primary care or consultative setting. You wont get what you are looking for at an urgent care center or an ER. Those places are for specific urgent and emergency concerns. You need a primary care doc to take the lead on this one. There are some important things to consider here, mainly sleep disordered breathing and angioedema. Call your doc. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower  skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node. Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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I had a tick bite me on the lower back of my head and now there's a big knot behind my ear on my head and a swollen node. Should i go to dr?

I had a tick bite me on the lower back of my head and now there's a big knot behind my ear on my head and a swollen node. Should i go to dr?

I would: Tick bite sxs can include: headache, mild fever, blister or bump, bruising, itching ; burning. However it you have emesis, high fever, spreading rash, bulls eye lesion, confusion, palpitations. Seek med tx. ...Read more

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Hi doctor Sokol.. my child has a lymph node that seems swollen on the lower left back part of the head. should i see a immunologist or a hematologist?

Hi doctor Sokol.. my child has a lymph node that seems swollen on the lower left back part of the head.  should i see a immunologist or a hematologist?

Normal finding: This is not a chat room and your questions are sent randomly to site visitors. Lymph nodes are normal findings in kids and enlarge/shrink over a 3-4 week cycle in response to a variety of triggers.Local skin irritation, bug bites. vaccinations, infections etc.That is what they do, and there is no need to run off to a specialist.If concerned call/see the kids primary doc. ...Read more

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I have suffered from massive headache starting upper neck throughout head behind eyes for 48 hrs now. Liver area is swollen lower and mid back hurts.

I have suffered from massive headache starting upper neck throughout head behind eyes for 48 hrs now. Liver area is swollen lower and mid back hurts.

Headache: Those symptoms certainly mandate a medical evaluation, please see your doctor. The hedeache can be a result of some underlying issue. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on lower lip and it was bugging me so I popped it , over night lip became swelled and I'm not sure if it has turned into cold sore or not , lip appears swollen with sore filled with fluid and white head . Feels irritated?

I had a pimple on lower lip and it was bugging me so I popped it , over night lip became swelled and I'm not sure if it has turned into cold sore or not , lip appears swollen with sore filled with fluid and white head . Feels irritated?

Abscess?: Although it may just be swelling from the trauma of "popping" it (the lips are very sensitive), it may have developed into an abscess. It should certainly be evaluated by MD. It may need antibiotics or to be drained. Most urgent care clinics can take care of this, as well as primary care offices, though they may shy at draining since it's on your lip. ...Read more

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Severe lower and mid spine pain and severe pulsing migraine on rear right side of head. Feels as its the brain swollen and pulsing. ?

Severe lower and mid spine pain and severe pulsing migraine on rear right side of head. Feels as its the brain swollen and pulsing. ?

Mirgraines, Disc dz: This is a complex case as you are very young and there may be more than one diagnosis is going on. These could be part of occipital neuralgia, polymyalgia rheumatica or degenerative disc disease with radiculopathy. Likewise the migraine complex may not be set off by cervical or spine disease. Therefore please see a Neurologist for a complete evaluation and keep us posted. ...Read more

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Have had tingling in arms, spread to legs, lots of random nerve pain. Lymph nodes feel swollen, uncomfortable feeling to lower head, metallic taste?

Have had tingling in arms, spread to legs, lots of random nerve pain.  Lymph nodes feel swollen, uncomfortable feeling to lower head, metallic taste?

See a doctor or UR: PCP. All the symptoms mentioned aren't normal, and spell trouble without a diagnosis made, and needs to be worked up and assessed by a doctor, who knows your history. Don't delay. Time to get some help! ...Read more