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The left side of mt neck and face are swollen. How can I tell if my lymphnodes are swollen? And can they cause facial swelling? Lymphoma?

LN DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) or multiple possible causes of increased size of lymph nodes (ln) or lymphadenopathy is large. You should see a doctor to see if you have an infection. A cancer such as lymphoma is a possibility, but so are many other causes. ...Read more

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About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen. I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

About 1 month ago I lost my voice, went to doc and was put on a prenasone  pack that I finished three weeks ago...My voice is still hoarse and my face is swollen.  I thought facial swelling might be caused by staten meds I was put on during the month but

See ENT: The facial swelling might be due to steroids even though this would be uncommon side effect from a short-term high dose quick taper of steroids. If your hoarseness was caused by vocal cord edema, you would have noticed some improvement. Now, you should have an ENT look at your vocal cords directly with a special camera in the clinic to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What would cause my hands to be stiff, swollen, and with solid white fingernails? Along with facial swelling

What would cause my hands to be stiff, swollen, and with solid white fingernails? Along with facial swelling

See a doctor: Please see your internist or family doctor. You may need to be referred to a rheumatologist for further evaluation. Please don't wait too long. ...Read more

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I have a bad ear infection. Left side of face is swollen and there is a large lump below my ear. Can't sleep cause of how much pain there is. ?

I have a bad ear infection. Left side of face is swollen and there is a large lump below my ear. Can't sleep cause of how much pain there is. ?

MD ASAP: This may have gone past a simple ear infection (otitis media). You are describing symptoms of mastoiditis. This is an infection spreading from the middle ear to form an abscess in the mastoid air spaces of the temporal bone. There is system wide infection with swelling that typically pushes the ear down and forwards. Please seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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What would cause the left side of my face to be constantly swollen. Its very noticeable and never goes away? I have a history of pvcs.

What would cause the left side of my face to be constantly swollen. Its very noticeable and never goes away? I have a history of pvcs.

ENT evaluation: I doubt that pvc's are to blame for your swelling. I could be related to underlying sinus congestion. I would start with an ENT physician for an evaluation. The problem would be less likely due to your heart or blockages in the veins that drain your face as you would be having much more severe symptoms. ...Read more

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The left side of my face has been hurting since yesterday and woke up today with a swollen left eye. What could be the cause?

The left side of my face has been hurting since yesterday and woke up today with a swollen left eye. What could be the cause?

Check for stye: Stye is a common cause of eyelid swelling, and eye or face pain. Try hot pack (clean sock plus raw rice in microwave x 30 seconds) several times a day. It may come to a head in 2 days, if no better see eye doc. ...Read more

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Left side of neck and face are swollen, foe over a year. Ent can't find anything. What is the next step I should take. Could it be muscular? Otger cause

Left side of neck and face are swollen, foe over a year. Ent can't find anything. What is the next step I should take. Could it be muscular? Otger cause

See below: You have a problem that can only be appropriately solved by seeing your doctor on a face-to-face basis. Only after a thorough evaluation can he/she come to the correct diagnosis and offer effective treatment or referral. ...Read more

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I have a few tooth abcesses with facial swelling, puffy eyes, and swollen lips. I went to the emergency room and they said that it hasn't spread. They switched me to a different antibiotic. Is it okay to do so?

I have a few tooth abcesses with facial swelling, puffy eyes, and swollen lips. I went to the emergency room and they said that it hasn't spread. They switched me to a different antibiotic. Is it okay to do so?

Dental abscess: It's not clear to me whether your swollen lips were an allergic reaction to initial antibiotic or just part of your infection. Regardless, you need to go see your dentist for appropriate care. Be sure to take antibiotics as directed. Don't save any for next infection as that will only set you up for resistance. Your family doc can keep an eye on you pending your dental appointment this week. ...Read more

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