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Intermittent Neck Swelling
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Left neck swelling w/ soft node, dr says he isn't worried but have slight tight feeling esp after taking supps. Which type dr should I see & what tests?
ENT: ENT doc is specialist of head and neck. He will assess swelling and make recommendations. Sometimes swelling is biopsied of suspicious ...Read more
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 am experiencing neck swelling, neck pain and difficulty swallowing. I have had these symptoms for a few days. It is the back of my neck, right side only.
Is it normal to have slight neck swelling with a tooth abceswent to the ER they said nothing was wrong I'm confused and my anxiety is driving me nuts?
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
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
Still have fevers chills sweats 5/7, neck swelling & malaise but scans, bloods ok & GP & rheumy still insist only dx OA & FM. What now - or am I nuts?
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