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Stomach virus that's lasted over a week. Nausea, loss of appetite, cramps, fatigue, pain on left side of neck under jaw, well hydrated, and no fever.

Stomach virus that's lasted over a week. Nausea, loss of appetite, cramps, fatigue, pain on left side of neck under jaw, well hydrated, and no fever.

Swollen lymph node?: It may be a swollen lymph node due to a viral infection. It sounds like you are improving somewhat? Please see your physician if the pain and other symptoms persist or worsen. Most viral gastroenteritis lasts no more than 2 weeks. Keep up the good work resting and drinking fluids. ...Read more

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Swollen gland on left side of neck under jaw. Been swollen for months, it's moveable and not painful. Should I worry?

Lump: It is probably a small cyst or gland of no consequence. However if it grows in size or other s appear I would let your doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Possible infection: It is possible this represents infection in hand or a skin reaction & contact dermatitis affecting the hand, possibly an insect bite. The jaw pain may represent an inflammed and activated Lymph node. Would see UR primary care doctor, otherwise could become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Pain in left side of neck and jaw, happens very random for a split second then goes awayand it won't happen for a very long time again! No other symptoms?

Pain in left side of neck and jaw, happens very random for a split second then goes awayand it won't happen for a very long time again! No other symptoms?

Many possibilities: These problems can only be uncovered by a complete evaluation by a dentist experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of tmd's. I encourage you to take the next step! ...Read more

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Today I had sharp pain in my left palm, left side of neck that went up to lower left jaw and chin. It lasted for a several minutes then pain under boo?

Today I had sharp pain in my left palm, left side of neck that went up to lower left jaw and chin. It lasted for a several minutes then pain under boo?

See a doctor: The problem could be in your neck because neck problem could radiating pain to those areas. You shoulder see a doctor to get a complete check up. ...Read more

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What can cause lymph node swelling on left side of neck and jaw line? No other symptoms other than some mild weakness. Is this concerning?

What can cause lymph node swelling on left side of neck and jaw line? No other symptoms other than some mild weakness. Is this concerning?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for a lump at that location, so I would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include swollen lymph nodes, benign skin cysts, salivary gland swelling, congenital cysts, or rare tumors. Factors such as location, size, and duration make some of these more or less likely. Lymph node swelling is very common in response to local infection. ...Read more

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Hard lump under jaw left side of neck. Been for scans. Biopsy and lymph node removed 3 weeks ago. Lump still there and more painful, what could it be?

Wait for report: Wait for biopsy report, if it is benign, it is post operative reaction and will subside in couple of wks, speak to your surgeon if any treatment (s) are required based on the report. ...Read more

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Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Feels like two permanently swollen lymph nodes, just on left side of neck. One under jaw, other lower down neck. No pain, but always there. Reasons?

Cervical Lymph Nodes: Enlargement of the lymph nodes in the anterior chain of the neck can be a sign of active infection or occult disease. Non tender but enlarged lump nodes in the neck may be reacting to infections drainage from the head and neck including mononucleosis, &HIV disease.
Lymphomas may present with non tender lymph node enlargement. Consider a head and neck exam and maybe antibiotics and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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I have this red patch on the left side of neck 2 inches under jaw line. Does not itch, hurt or burn. Weather has been humid. Could it be heat rash?

I have this red patch on the left side of neck 2 inches under jaw line. Does not itch, hurt or burn. Weather has been humid. Could it be heat rash?

Rash: Usually, heat rash looks like little bumps or pimples. This could be a fungal infection - usually a red blotch that is scaly. Or it could be impetigo, a patch that often has a honey colored crust. Fungal skin infections are treated with topical antifungal creams like clotrimazole. Impetigo, a staph skin infection is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Lump on left side of neck just under jaw line, can only be felt when I tense muscles and when I lie on my side it sits on jaw tender to touch. Cancer?

Lump on left side of neck just under jaw line, can only be felt when I tense muscles and when I lie on my side it sits on jaw tender to touch. Cancer?

Unlikely: This "lump" sounds like it could be a lymph node. Lymph nodes can enlarge and often feel tender if you have an infection. Most times they go away on their own as your body fights the infection. As a general rule, lymph nodes due to cancer are not tender. If the lymph node enlarges or if they increase in number, please visit your physician for an examination. ...Read more

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Have numbness in feet, right side of body and head, pain in left side of neck and jaw, heart feels weak, what could this be?

Have numbness in feet, right side of body and head, pain in left side of neck and jaw, heart feels weak, what could this be?

Check for diabetes: Numbness has many causes. It could be compression, metabolic or physical. Whatever the case, the nerve is being injured and need to find the cause. How do you know your heart is weak? Was it confirmed by the doctor? What symptoms did you experience to come to that conclusion? ...Read more

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Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Infection, shingles?: This sounds like a skin infection of some sort. It could be a bacterial infection (e.g. staph, strep, etc) but I'm more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). See a doctor ASAP. If bacterial, you'll need an antibiotic. If shingles, an antiviral drug (e.g. valacyclovir) needs to be started very soon to have maximum benefit. ...Read more

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A lump on under my jaw, my ear feels like I have a ear infection but I don't all on my left side of neck, hurts but I don't have strep I got tested?

A lump on under my jaw, my ear feels like I have a ear infection but I don't all on my left side of neck, hurts but I don't have strep I got tested?

Infection: You still have an infection...And it could be viral or bacterial. A negative strep is nice but sometimes it cannot be found on the tonsils if it is in the lymph node itself. Your ear hurts because the pain is referred up the eustachian tube to your ear fro your throat. Homeopathic pulsatilla may help as may gargling with salt water. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics if it is persistent. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain everyday, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?

I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain everyday, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?

Neck pain: Perhaps you have an infection or another condition that requires a doctor to examine you. Please visit one soon. ...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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Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random sharp pain in the left side of neck shooting up to my head?

Random neck pain: Pain and aches have many different sources - without a complete history and examination you will not get to the bottom of this - don't seek online answer, try to get to a competent provider for further care. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of neck extending up head and down neck. What should I do?

Pain in left side of neck extending up head and down neck. What should I do?

Ice it.: Consider taking something cold from freezer, wrapping it in a towel, and place on the area 10 mins. On, and 10 mins off.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of neck connecting the head and back. Its a horrrible pain that is not able to be taken care of with pills. What is it?

Need evaluation: We can not diagnose your condition without proper detailed history and theorough examinantion and you may need xrays/mri if indicated in your case to make proper diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Pimple like bump on far side of left side of neck is it normal for there to be just one isolated pimple on neck (with no head) or could it be more?

Pimple like bump on far side of left side of neck is it normal for there to be just one isolated pimple on neck (with no head) or could it be more?

It might not be: A pimple. There are other things that one could have like a cyst, a swollen lymph node, persistent thyroglossal duct, etc. A physician may be able to identify the lesion. ...Read more

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Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck. Followed by head pain. Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Random brief sharp pains in left side of neck. Followed by head pain. Muscle or Maybe something serious?

Age and medical hx?: So age and previous medical history will play into the diagnosis here, but if you don't have a previous history, and are relatively young, I would likely chalk this up to muscular. Possibly something suboccipital (base of skull), which may press on one of the nerves running up front along your skull. An osteopathic physician could help with this; muscle relaxants may also help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Strained muscle on left side of neck in bed. Can't turn head to left side due to pain. Should ice be applied?

Strained muscle on left side of neck in bed. Can't turn head to left side due to pain. Should ice be applied?

Muscle Spasm: Sounds like you have cervical muscle spasm. I would recommend heat over cold. Warm to hot shower, and head pack should help. ...Read more

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I have weird pressure on left side of neck up to my ear. Just started pretty recently. Also some pressure in my head. Very weird.

I have weird pressure on left side of neck up to my ear. Just started pretty recently. Also some pressure in my head. Very weird.

Pressure on left side of neck: Pressure on left side of neck, and pressure in the head.
Did you had a recent injury? Such as few days, or moths? To years? Is any point or two points of the entire painful area generating more severe pain than the rest? .
If this is the case you may well have trigger points, which will improve with an infiltration with Lidocaine and Depo-Medrol. Go to a pain clinic, have an MRI of the neck, ...Read more

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Turned my neck and felt a shock up left side of neck and head. Now I have a dull headache and shoulder pain that goes away with sleep or walking.

Turned my neck and felt a shock up left side of neck and head. Now I have a dull headache and shoulder pain that goes away with sleep or walking.

Could be muscle pull: Could be muscle pull. The other thing to consider is osme type of nerve injury. Since you just did it teh first move would be to try some ice for the 1st 24 -36 hours and if it is after that try heat ...Read more