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Fluid In Back Of Neck
I hear a rushing sound and feel a sensation of fluid in the back of neck going to the base of my head sometimes for years please tell me what this is?
No worries: I have heard this phenomenon described by many patients. It is nothing to worry about. I believe it to be coming from movement of the neck joints. These include joints between the skull and the first neck bone called the atlas, and a pair of facet joints at every disc level below that. That's a lot of joints that move, potentially resulting in a sound or fluid sensation. ...Read more
Having this issue for a while every day even happens when I'm not moving neck just laying there I hear a fluid sound like fluid draining in back of neck?
Tendons: Sometimes it is a squishy(fluid like) sound and sometimes more of a snapping or grinding. It is just tendons and muscle going over rough spots in the vertebrae of the neck ...Read more
When I lay down to sleep. I sometimes feel-hear this fluid type sensation in back neck area. It Lasts about 1-2 seconds. Is this common, or what is?
Neck sensation: It is unlikely that the sensation is from a fluid source. Upon lying down you may be feeling transient motion of neck muscles or ligaments or even motion involving the ear structures. It doesn't appear to be a serious situation because it is so fleeting and evidently there are no other neck or ear symptoms day or night. ...Read more
Is it possible to be able to hear your spinal fluid draining down the back of your neck? It sounds like water draining thru a drain from a faucet.
No: You do not hear spinal fluid.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cystic hygroma scan showed fluid at neck, back and stomach. Awaiting cvs results. What are chances of a good outcome to this?
Cystic hygroma: Cystic hygroma chances of good outcome 98%. ...Read more
Fizzing sound in back of neck, think its circulation of cerebrospinal fluid. Normal for it to be audible?
Not likely,,,: This is highly unlike to be audible. It's deep on your brain and around your brain and contained in membranes. If you have this sound, it's likely to be something else like vertebral joint crepitus or sounds from joint movement, or even just the brushing of the hairs on your neck. If you're still concerned, you can see your doctor for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Fizzling, air bubbles/bubbling fluid...episodes from base of skull through back of neck, NOT bone cracking, I can feel it flow?
See your doctor: A doctor will need to do an examination and get a full history from you in order to diagnose the symptoms you are describing. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
I'm an ED RN — a few of my healthy patients while getting rapid IV fluids have described a "bubbly sensation" in back of neck/base of skull, any idea?
Not sure: I'm trying to think of a physiological reason why this may occur, and I'm out of ideas. If you are infusing iso-osmotic solutions at rapid rates, there should be no/minimal shifts of electrolytes across the blood brain barrier (not to mention that this would not be sensed by most people). ...Read more
Strain: Could be several reasons, anything from a cervical sprain/strain to pain because of a disc herniation, or spinal stenosis or myofascial neck pain. Without a more detailed history and physical examination it's hard to determine. I would advise you seek the advice of a local physiatrist, who would be able to help you. ...Read more
Varies: Back/neck pain can take days to truly overcome depending on the severity and treatment. Most pain from muscle spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. Immediate flare-ups should continue to improve. ...Read more
Likely: Sounds like muscle spasms and without other symptoms. Most spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. After improving you should be able to return to same weight, unless it does it again. ...Read more
Dermatology referral: The proper treatment for your folliculitis depends on the type and severity of your condition. Creams or pills are used to control bacterial infections. Creams, shampoos or pills are used to fight fungal infections. Light therapy with a medicated cream and laser hair removal are also treatment options for some cases. I highly suggest you make an appointment to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Conservatively: If the pain occurred suddenly apply ice and consider otc non-inflammatory medication. Perform active range of motion exercises to loosen up the neck muscles. Your physician can refer you to a physical therapist. If the pain persists, you may require a comprehensive history and physical exam, neck x-ray and possibly MRI for diagnosis and treatment by a specialist. ...Read more
Have an enlarged bump left side back of neck for 6 months. Dr keeps saying not to worry that it would go away but it hsnt it now seems larger advice?
Lump: In the back of the neck could be several things. One is lipoma which unless symptomatic need not be take out except for cosmetic reason. It can slowly grow. The other is sebaceous cyst which can get infected and a lymph node which, if persistent that long, needs to be worked up. There is also a doweger's hump or simply a fat pad. Tell you doctor in concerns you. Good luck. ...Read more
Cysts and lymphnodes: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which is infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Get it checked...: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which is infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain: Yes sinus infections can cause your head and neck to pain. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more
Bump on neck.: Show to your Dr.Get a more detailed answer ›
Most likely an abscess(an area of infection that can develop into ball of pus), secondary to an infected cyst or hair follicle, usually fairly painful, swollen, warm, red most time along with an area that might be yellow-gold.
Fairly common Initially treated with warm compresses(towel soaked in warm water) for 10-15 minutes- 2-3X/day.
If no better, see doctor for possible drainage + meds. ...Read more
Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more