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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 isnt worried but have slight tight feeling esp after taking supps. which type dr should i see & what tests?
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 .
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
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 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
Can an infection from a wisdom tooth cause neck swelling and swelling behind the ear plus swelling under the wisdom tooth/jaw? I have no pain with it.
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?
Will a neck ct with no contrast show enlarged lymph nodes? I have neck swelling that is really scaring me. also tightness. could it be lymph nodes?
Yes and yes: Ref: http://gamma.wustl.edu/docs/Soft%20Tissue%20Neck%20CT%20Anatomy.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
REVISED- I developed a large neck swelling, with severe pain and sore throat at home after I had already taken a 10 day course of 300mg Clindamycin and condition worsened. Went to ER and was diagnosed with Group A Strep, CT Scan revealed soft tissue swe
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