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Pain And Swelling In Neck On Left Side
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
See answer: The most common cause of a swelling in the side of the neck is an enlarged lymph node, due to a recent infection in the the throat or else where, In this case it is often tender. Other causes of a neck mass or enlarged lymph nodes are possible.** If the swelling persists or increases you must see a physician for an exam. ...Read more
Maybe: See your doctor for an exam. They may also order a ct or ultrasound. ...Read more
I'm worried because my friend is 53 years old. Just one month back he noticed a swelling on the left side of his neck., what do you suggest?
Neck swelling: Best you have your friend see a doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
My nine year old son has some swelling on his left side of the neck. What could that be? Not painful at all
Lymph node: It can be a swollen node and should subside on its own, if it does not see his pediatrician. ...Read more
My boyfriend has major swelling down the left side of his neck and into his shoulder what could be the issue?
Urgent Medical: Nothing good. He needs to be seen in person by a physician today. ...Read more
My nine year old son has a swelling on his left side of the neck. What could it be? Do I need to take him for examination?
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...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
I'm a 37 yr old woman. I have pain & swelling in the lower left side of my head for the past 3-4 days. Near the nape of the neck. What could it be?
Over a year, only right side of head, base, side neck, visible swelling. Lasts 3 days. Turn head left feel like sharp pinch right side neck 4 a day?
Somewhat difficult: To imagine what might be causing episodic swelling of the neck. Possibilities might include salivary gland swelling or angioedema. Lymph node swelling or enlargement wouldn't be expected to be transitory. Imaging, ultrasound, CT or MRI, should certainly help here and, especially since this has been going on over a year, you should see your doctor SOON for evaluation. Good wishes:) ...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
Been having achy pain in the front on my neck, by my thyroid, worse in the morning or when I wake up. Sometimes swelling. Mostly on the left side.
You may be right. ..: .. that the pain is near your thyroid. Or it may be something else in your neck. Thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid, is the major cause of thyroid pain. Swelling can be another symptom. OR you may have some muscular pain. The only way to be sure is to see your doctor for an evaluation: history, palpation (physical exam) of your neck, possibly blood tests and ultrasound. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Swelling of the neck vein left & pain which is spreads and shoulders headache o the left side, especially at night, which is associated with nause. What?
I have a swelling between my collarbone and neck. İt's on left side. But it becomes apparent when I raise my left arm.?
Need more info: This symptom could be a cyst, muscle swelling or large lymph node. In any event the symptom is serious enough for you to obtain a physical examination from your family physician to make an accurate evaluation. ...Read more
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?
why I have a persisting pain in the left side of my neck and there is a palpable movable lymph nodes in it but there is no swelling its like Peas?
Lymph node: Neck masses are generally infectious, inflammatory, congenital or neoplastic. Those < 1 cm which are oval and mobile are usually lymph nodes. These may be associated with a recent or past infection. Persistent neck mass should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ENT) ...Read more
Muscles along right side of neck a little larger than left. Just had right posteriorcervicle lymphnode swelling now its gone. Is this normal? High anxi
It is: Possible that it is normal body assymetry. But to be sure it is not neck mass and for re-assurance have your primary provider take a look ...Read more
What does it mean if my lymph nodes are alternating in swelling in the neck? It would go to left side to under chin to right then back to chin/ left
See doctor: Could be bacterial infection, viral infection, possibly non-infection. The point is you need to see a doctor. It may not even be lymph nodes you are feeling. You may be feeling normal anatomy. Please see a doctor. Good luck ...Read more
I cant turn or tilt head to the left due to pain/swelling in left side of neck that radiates to left scapula that also has pain/swelling. What do I do?
I have a fairly large swelling on the left side of my neck just under my chin the doctors didn't know what it was and have put me on anti biotics but I've not had any symptoms of being ill.
Neck swelling: Most probably lymph gland enlargement from adjacent area infection may even be from bad teeth or it might be cyst, the examining physician get a better impression of it. If does not resolves he or she may suggest you to have biopsy. For a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
My husband woke up with swelling and pain on left side of neck below jaw, e.R. Dr mentioned lymphoma. Abt not helping, what are other possibilities?
Salivary gland: The pain makes it less likely to be lymphoma. Most lymphomas cause rubbery, enlarged and painless lymph nodes. The fact that this occurred suddenly makes me wonder if he has an obstructed salivary gland which can be very painful and cause swelling in the area you describe, and antibiotics don't help. An infection in the head, mouth or face can cause a swollen lymph node in the same area. ...Read more
I have headaches, and flu like synthoms, and pain on my left side I have swelling under my chin and neck the size of small ball
You are probably experiencing enlarged lymph nodes. This occurs when your body is fighting off an infectious process. The lymph nodes are increasing in size because they are producing white blood cells which help fight off infection. They usually decrease in size in about 4-8 weeks. However you should still have your doctor examine you to make sure this is in fact the cause, and to treat any infections that are present.
All the best. ...Read more
Can anything to do witg the carotid artery cause neck swelling and facial swelling on the left side?
I tried to slow a sneeze by holding it back this gave me a pain in neck, now I feel a swelling in the left side of neck and a small lump what to do?
Have cervical dd & spinal stenosis. Extreme neck pain & now I feel swelling on back of my neck (left side only). Is the swelling common? Treatment?
Should not get: Swelling from disc herniation and stenosis alone. It could be a deep infection, so it is best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
My sister (26) had pain in ear neck and face swelling from 2 days and today her face was deviated from left side, is this face palsy, is it curable?
Bell's palsy: Hi AmitT, sounds like bells palsy. Can be caused by infection (viral or bacterial), trauma, and exposure (cold or heat). It usually goes away on its own, but can last as long as 3 months. In rare cases, some sufferers can have permanent symptoms like slightly droopy mouth or watery/dry eyes. Have her doctor check her ears for infection as that is easily treated. Follow up with her doctor regularly ...Read more