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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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Can see artery pulsating on left side of neck when standing straight. Not seen before. Mild discomfort of left side too..

Can see artery pulsating on left side of neck when standing straight. Not seen before. Mild discomfort of left side too..

RU thin?: Your normal carotid artery is often visible, especially in thin people. Aneurysms are not visible and are diagnosed by ultrasound - they are extremely rare in the neck. Carotid disease is not painful. That would be caused by something else, usually muscle strain. ...Read more

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Have a lump about size of a pea next to artery on left side of neck where I can feel pulse. Noticed this for about a few days. Cause of concern?

Have a lump about size of a pea next to artery on left side of neck where I can feel pulse. Noticed this for about a few days. Cause of concern?

Watch it: Check it every week or so. If it does not double in size, nor becomes painful, you may leave it alone. An occasional enlarged lymph node in the neck is not uncommon. Make sure to take care of your oral health to ensure it not due to something in your mouth. ...Read more

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Painful lump approx 1"long x.25" wide along the left side of neck - what feels like the carotid artery area. Also - cold sore weeping into left eye?

Painful lump approx 1"long x.25" wide along the left side of  neck - what feels like the carotid artery area. Also - cold sore weeping into left eye?

R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY : LYMPHADENOPATHY may be secondary to infection , requires Ab. If it persists LONGER 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON. Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if carotid dissection artery pain is constant or intermittent?I have pain in front, right side of neck and mild headache

Likely to be more: constant than to come and go. Neck pain & headache are common problems, though, & unlikely to be carotid artery dissection. If you've had neck trauma or have neurological symptoms (i.e., vision changes, ringing ears, taste changes, facial weakness) you should see your doc asap. Also follow up if it persists or worsens since only an exam can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Hi can you please help. My hudband suffers with inflamed vein/artery on right side of neck, its painful when swollen for maybe few hours and tender after, but he feels very unwell in himself after this happens?

Hi can you please help. My hudband suffers with inflamed vein/artery on right side of neck, its painful when swollen for maybe few hours and tender after, but he feels very unwell in himself after this happens?

Need exam ASAP!: There are a number of possible causes for these symptoms. It's best that you see a physician right away to see if there is an infection or other condition present. It's not possible to give meaningful advice without an examination. I'm concerned that he feels unwell. Don't try to diagnose this on the internet, it will only confuse and worry you. Sorry could not be of more help. Get well soon ...Read more

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On/off pain on side of neck that goes to ear/head area.Where carotid artery is,Does that mean it's blocked? I'm only 21.It's on the right side

On/off pain on side of neck that goes to ear/head area.Where carotid artery is,Does that mean it's blocked? I'm only 21.It's on the right side

Your carotid artery: is not blocked. Blocked carotid does not hurt. You may have some sort of infection or inflammation involving your ear or lymphnodes in neck or neck muscle spasms or even cervical strain or sprain. ...Read more

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R side of neck next to artery is tender like when a muscle is. Comes and goes..ice sometimes helps. Can it be a sprain or artery. ..Doc seemed not wor?

R side of neck next to artery is tender like when a muscle is. Comes and goes..ice sometimes helps. Can it be a sprain or artery. ..Doc seemed not wor?

Ultrasound: I am not sure how long you have had your symptoms. A Doppler ultrasound will assess your carotid artery and help sort out what is causing your pain. Good luck with sorting this out. ...Read more