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Pulsating pain in right shoulder and neck, mostly neck up into ear?

Pulsating pain in right shoulder and neck, mostly neck up into ear?

Muscle strain: You most likely have muscle strain (trapezius?). Applying local heat will help. Meanwhile, an NSAID like naproxen if safe for you, can give pain relief, and less so with acetaminophen. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age i worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...Read more

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Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Need to see adoctor: You need to see a medical doctor, get evaluated and be appropriately directed. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges. ...Read more

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Pain in back of neck and swollen gland something feels sticking out in back of neck like a vein?

Someone needs a look: Usually painful swelling in neck is a lymph node responding to an infection, possibly a pimple or sore on the scalp. You will probably feel better putting a bit of heat on it but don't mess with it too much or it could get worse. If it doesn't get better after a few days, see someone. ...Read more

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Vein in head pulsating because neck hurts?

Vein in head pulsating because neck hurts?

No : Veins can pulsate unless communicating with an artery. Check you BP and hear rate as mist probably what you consider a vein is an artery... ...Read more

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Feeling numbness in arm left arm tightening in chest pain in neck?

Could be cardiac: Although you are quite young, your symptoms could be consistent with a heart attack or low blood flow to the muscles of the heart. I don't know whether you have any risk factors but with this limited information I would urge you to go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care center to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Pain pushing chin back base of skull Slight swollen sternocleidomastoid muscle enlarged lymph node top of jaw, crackling noise in neck ?

Much more is needed-: -larger on both sides? Painful, age, node tender or just there? Also any co-morbidities. All is important 2 even hazard a guess. Best 2 C Ur PCP, 4 a hands on exam & history taken. ...Read more

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Can a muscle knot in the neck feel like a lump?

Can a muscle knot in the neck feel like a lump?

YES: Certainly muscle cramps and spasms can feel like a lump; however, so can other conditions. Try SAdvil or Aleve (naproxen) for pain ( if not allergic) and BioFreeze linament for the muscle area. ...Read more

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Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side,  dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Worrisome: Based on your age I would be less concerned about breast cancer, but you describe a hard lump so this concerns me. Is the area red or painful? This might indicate infection; please see a doctor ...Read more

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Pain under left clavical,swollen lymph nodes on both sides of neck,no energy,vertigo,pressure around back of neck and under ears?

Pain under left clavical,swollen lymph nodes on both sides of neck,no energy,vertigo,pressure around back of neck and under ears?

Pls see your doc: Although your signs suggest an inflammatory process with secondary lymphadenopathy, you have to see an oncologist to rule out metastasis, malignancies and endocrine neurological effect of a head and neck growth. Pls take time this week to get checked, perhaps get serology and other tests to get to the cause, even a lymph node work up for lymphoma. Take care. ...Read more

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Pricks in shoulders numbness in arms cramps in back of neck painful spasm in upper body.Joints pain.Dyspesia.What it can be?

See orthopedist: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a knot/lump with muscles under skin right in the back of my neck just below my skull, size of a marble, tender to touch, moves with neck movement?

I have a knot/lump with muscles under skin right in the back of my neck just below my skull, size of a marble, tender to touch, moves with neck movement?

Adenitis/ cyst: Get checked by pmd. If you have unhealthy scalp, can have adenitis. A cyst might be there slowly getting bigger over years, or if you mash it. ...Read more

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Sore lump in my neck right below the chin. Lymph node? Why?

Sore lump in my neck right below the chin. Lymph node? Why?

Natural response: May be dental infection, viral illness, other. If it persists, continues to enlarge or becomes worse, see your family doctor. Lymph nodes help fight inflammation and get large when they do so. It is usually helpful to you, but may produce unpleasant symptoms in the process. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more