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Severe pain in left side of face a neck feels swollen on that side making it trouble to eat Severe headache, accompanied by fever, nausea, dizzy?

Severe pain in left side of face a neck feels swollen on that side making it trouble to eat Severe headache, accompanied by fever, nausea, dizzy?

Hydration and rest: I am assuming you are not taking any medicine including BCP if you are stop and see your doctor for alternative and practice safe sex if you are sexually active. If you are not it could be a simple cold viral symptoms rest and hydrate plenty with water and sport drink like Gatorade and treat symptoms with OTC medication. Not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having left side head ache and eye pain. Pain travels down left side of face neck shoulder arm and hand?

Having left side head ache and eye pain. Pain travels down left side of face neck shoulder arm and hand?

More info pls: I would suggest a neurologic exam, if you can not go to the urgent care tonight, then a virtual consult can be done. Try standing up on one foot and then the other — is there any difference in coordination and strength between your right and left side? If so, you should go to the ED. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from muscular pain in left side of neck, face and head. It's periodic and disappeared after few hours. Left shoulder is also weakened.

I'm suffering from muscular pain in left side of neck, face and head. It's periodic and disappeared after few hours. Left shoulder is also weakened.

Neck pain: Radicular pain. Sounds like you have a nerve root getting irritated. If it is disappearing on its own, try a trial of NSAId, cool compress and neck stretching. If this continues after a week or so probably should be checked. ...Read more

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Pain on lower left neck and left side of face slightly weak?

Pain on lower left neck and left side of face slightly weak?

Face weak.: Lots of reasons for neck pain but if the left side of your face is weak then you need to see a doctor right away. Weakness in your facial muscles is not normal and could be signs of a stroke. There are other causes but you should be seen soon. Bells palsy can also present as weakness. Either way you need a doctor to evaluate this and right now. Early detection is very important. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left ear, last night I noticed my left side of my jaw hurt. I just woke to a swollen side of face and neck. Do I need an er?

I have pain in my left ear, last night I noticed my left side of my jaw hurt. I just woke to a swollen side of face and neck. Do I need an er?

No: You need to see a dentist. What you are describing sounds very similar to the onset of a dental abcess. Do you have broken teth or cavities that have not been filled? ...Read more

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I have pain in jaw, neck under the jaw, mostly in the morning and on the left side of face. There is no other pain anywhere else. What should I do?

I have pain in jaw, neck under the jaw, mostly in the morning and on the left side of face. There is no other pain anywhere else. What should I do?

Muscle/tooth pain?: Your pain could be caused by muscle pain due to clenching or grinding your teeth at night. It could also be caused by a tooth that needs treatment and may have an infected nerve. I would visit a dentist and have the area looked at and several x-rays taken. ...Read more

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I'm angry and stressed and have burning dull pain on left side of head and neck is it stress or could it be something else?

I'm angry and stressed and have burning dull pain on left side of head and neck is it stress or could it be something else?

Anxiety, Stress: Anger usually hides other fundamental feelings like hurt, sadness or humiliation. Confide in someone close to you to uncover what is causing your distress. Try using the anti anxiety app on your phone and consult a mental health professional if this emotional state continues. My best. ...Read more

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Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

Neck pain on left side. I also get a pinching feeling in the same side of head and the back of head starts burning?

May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms usually radiate to the arm or shoulder under those circumstances. If your symptoms are slightly better in that same position, then it could be myofascial pain or spasm. These indicators are not absolute but should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I went to sleep the other night and woke up like two hours later w/pain on left side of neck. My head feels heavy today and pain is less. Any ideas?

Hard to say: Your symptoms may just be due to an acute episode where your sleep position induced the pain temporarily. If this becomes persistent or gets worse, I would see your dr. Before it becomes a chronic issue. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

I have a burning sensation in the back left side of my head and sharp pain on left side front of head....no neck or back pain any ideas?

Need more info: Many things can cause burning sensation on the side of the head including scalp problems, pinched nerves and migraines. Serious problems inside the head can also cause this. If it was sudden, severe and causing nausea or vision problems, go to the ER NOW ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on left side of my head at the back of my ear when this happens my left side jaw and neck seem to lock the pain can last for hours?

Diagnosis: Unfortunately we can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms over the internet. I recommend that you see your local dentist, preferably one trained and experienced in also recognizing signs and symptoms of TMD/TMJ syndrome. Based upon his/her exam you may have to be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have pressure in eye, left side of face kinda numb, a little neck pain. Been like this for a week. What may this be?

Occipital neuralgia: The common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the greater and lesser occipital nerves is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital and temporal areas. Although the attacks may be bilateral, one side usually predominates.
Rec.:see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Swelling to left side of face; jaw; neck and behind ear. Took to uc and they put him on abx treatment. When will swelling go away?

Swelling to left side of face; jaw; neck and behind ear. Took to uc and they put him on abx treatment. When will swelling go away?

Soon.: Since you are on an antibiotic for infection you should be seeing improvement within 2-3 days but it may take the entire antibiotic course or longer for swelling to completely resolve. If you don't see improvement within 2-3 days see your primary doctor or go back to the UC for a recheck. There could be many reasons why it's not improving and may need a different antibiotic or I&D. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had swollen lymph nodes in my neck and left side of face for 5 years. Left side of neck and face is swollen. Dr says don't worry. What do I do?

I have had swollen lymph nodes in my neck and left side of face for 5 years. Left side of neck and face is swollen. Dr says don't worry.  What do I do?

Follow-up: Chronically swollen lymph nodes in the head and neck area are generally not due to a malignancy such as lymphoma or head and neck cancer. Chronic infection in the head and neck area could be a cause and there may be some lymphatic blockage causing the swelling. It would not be unreasonable to scan the area and possibly biopsy an accessible node. ...Read more

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Neck, Head, Jaw, EaR Pain On Left Side. Get Sharp Pains Periodically. Left Side Of Tongue Numb feeling, No taste Buds?

Neck, Head, Jaw, EaR Pain On Left Side.  Get Sharp Pains Periodically.  Left Side Of Tongue Numb feeling, No taste Buds?

Eagle's syndrome: This type of pain may be caused by glossopharyngeal neuritis and/or elongation or calcification of the styloid ligament commonly referred to as Eagle's syndrome. In a true Eagle's syndrome, intraoral palpation of the styloid process through the tonsillar fossa will precipitate an attack of pain. Rec.: see a dentist for PAN x-ray and evaluation, or ENT or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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My neck has been giving me head aches for a week no my eye started twitching the other day now my left side of face swollen what should I do?

My neck has been giving me head aches for a week no my eye started twitching the other day now my left side of face swollen what should I do?

Have that looked: At by your primary MD. They may want to do some tests or refer you top a specialist based on the initial findings. ...Read more

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Will a head and neck CT with contrast rule out a tumor? Reason I had it is constant head and neck pain on left side X6months. Normal results.

Will a head and neck CT with contrast rule out a tumor? Reason I had it is constant head and neck pain on left side X6months. Normal results.

It will rule: Out a neck mass with a relatively high degree of confidence, but no test is 100%. It is likely enough to start thinking of other etiologies for your pain rather than a neck tumor, unless there is a palpable mass, in which case additional imaging may be warranted. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes in neck have been little swollen for 3 months now. A lot of pain and pressure behind eye and whole left side of face. Dizzy?

Lymph nodes in neck have been little swollen for 3 months now. A lot of pain and pressure behind eye and whole left side of face. Dizzy?

Swollen lymph nodes: For 3 months and pain behind the eye. I would recommend you see a physician right away to sort this out. Let someone else drive if you are dizzy. ...Read more

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Pain on left side teeth, ear,temple and neck.sometimes my left side throat feels funny and left head sensitive to touch.

Pain on left side teeth, ear,temple and neck.sometimes my left side throat feels funny and left head sensitive to touch.

Get checked: You may have more than one issue going on. Get checked... I would check the left TM joint, the left ear, the occiput, the frontal sinus, the associated musculature, the teeth, and the throat for the presence of toxins, pathogens and allergens. ...Read more