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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HDry throat no cough a bit croaky when i talk dont 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 dont 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

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I have a 3.5cm thyroid nodule with lower neck swelling, but normal TSH, T3, T4 blood levels. What could be causing this?

I have a 3.5cm thyroid nodule with lower neck swelling, but normal TSH, T3, T4 blood levels.  What could be causing this?

Goiter or Cancer?: A Thyroud mass can be benign in which case it is called a Goiter. There is about 10% risk that it can be a cancer. You should see your physician for further trests such as an ultrasound and or a Needle biopsy. Blood tests only show if your thyoid functions are normal or not. Since these are normal, you now need to go to the next step of further evaluation to find the cause of your Thyroid nodule. ...Read more

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I have neck strain, neck swelling, ear pressure, ringing in ears, shoulder strain, blurred vision while driving. Arms tingling down to fingers?

I have neck strain,  neck swelling, ear pressure, ringing in ears, shoulder strain, blurred vision while driving. Arms tingling down to fingers?

See MD: It sounds like you have a few separate issues. Cervical radiculopathy, pain radiating down arm and causing neck pain and shoulder stiffness can be caused by a bone spur, herniated disc , or fracture. Any trauma? Possible ear infection versus Eustachian tube dysfunction need MD look with otoscope at canals/tympanic membrane. Tinnitus myriad causes pulsatile most dang NIHL most common. Good luck. ...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