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I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

I slept on my neck wrong and it's got really painful. What should I do?

Depends what it is: From. Try gentle stretching exercises. However, you will need to see a physician for a physical exam to see where the pain is coming from. You can also try massage, acupuncture, heat/cold, and ergonomic changes until you see your physician. However, i would recommend seeing a physician as neck pain can be complex and the pain generators can be a number of things. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I recently had a xray with contrast that showed enlarged lymphnodes what could this be its in chest just below neck?

I recently had a xray with contrast that showed enlarged lymphnodes what could this be its in chest just below neck?

Many possible things: There are many things that can cause enlarged lymph nodes. It sounds like the area you are describing is the mediastinum? Infections can cause this, benign diseases such as sarcoid, and different types of cancers. What to do depends on your age, health, size and location of lymph nodes. Often patients like you would be referred to pulmonologist, oncologist or perhaps managed by your internist. ...Read more

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I'm having a ct/contrast soft neck tissue. What all will show up on the ct?

I'm having a ct/contrast soft neck tissue. What all will show up on the ct?

Many things: Structures of neck include lymph nodes, blood vessels, muscles, airway, salivary glands, and bones. Any abnormalities of these structures including tumors, post traumatic changes, degenerative changes, and congenital variations. ...Read more

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Can a regular MRI scan without contrast of the neck show damage arteries or torn arteries?

Can a regular MRI scan without contrast of the neck show damage arteries or torn arteries?

Potentially: Mri of the vessels in the neck can potentially show dissection in aneurysm without administration of contrast. Often the two techniques, that is with and without contrast techniques, are used together. ...Read more

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Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time i had contrast.

Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time i had contrast.

Tell the MRI folks!: I tend to defer to the radiologists to tell me the best technique or study needed to find what i'm looking for. But if contrast is needed, be sure to tell te MRI techs and doctor what you experienced before. If you had an allergic reaction, they will want to be prepared - and possibly medicate you in advance to keep you safe. ...Read more

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Ct scan of neck with contrast looks for what?

Ct scan of neck with contrast looks for what?

To show the cause: A ct scan of the neck can show problems with the discs, the nerve, the spine, the spinal cord and how these interact to produce pain. The contrast can differentiate things like scar from tumor etc. ...Read more

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When is contrast needed for a CT scan of neck?

When is contrast needed for a CT scan of neck?

Contrast: Needed to look for cancer or infection and to see extent of penetrating trauma. Cta uses dye yo look at vessels in more detail. ...Read more

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What canbe seen witha CT scan of neck with contrast?

What canbe seen witha CT scan of neck with contrast?

Many things: A radiologist looks at lymph nodes, the airway, blood vessels, glands, muscles, esophagus, upper lungs, bones, epiglottis, larynx, and a portion of the brain and sinuses. This test is ideal for evaluating cancer, infection, inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes, and trauma among other things. ...Read more

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If I had an MRI with contrast would that detect and cancerous lymph nodes that are swollen in neck?

If I had an MRI with contrast would that detect and cancerous lymph nodes that are swollen in neck?

Very young for cancer: At your age the lymph nodes in your neck are probably due to a reaction to infection or other inflammation. It is unlikely that they are due to cancer; however, MRI can often detect abnormally enlarged or abnormally shaped lymph nodes. ...Read more

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