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I have had swollen lymph nodes in neck/groin for over three months now. Also, day after drinking alcohol I have painful swelling in neck. Why?

I have had swollen lymph nodes in neck/groin for over three months now. Also, day after drinking alcohol I have painful swelling in neck. Why?

See a physician: Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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I have swelling all around my neck. It is painful. What could it be?

I have swelling all around my neck.  It is painful. What could it be?

See a doctor: Cannot diagnose without seeing and finding out what other symptoms you may have. This could be potentially quite several and recommend you see somebody soon. Hope this is minor and you are better quickly. ...Read more

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I have a very large swollen area on the side of my neck. Seems like a bug bite. It's very painful and my neck is stiff. The swelling is not going down?

I have a very large swollen area on the side of my neck. Seems like a bug bite. It's very painful and my neck is stiff. The swelling is not going down?

See your doctor: Can't help you with what you described on this platform, meanwhile you can take an OTC antihistamine and a pain killer, unless contraindicated, and apply ice to the area, good luck ...Read more

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Noticeable swelling right side of neck directly under ear. Painful to the touch. Tripled in size overnight.

Noticeable swelling right side of neck directly under ear. Painful to the touch. Tripled in size overnight.

Lymphadenitis: Could be inflammation of upper neck lymph nodes due to a viral upper respiratory or ear infection. If does not respond to over the counter nsaids such as Ibuprofen within 24 to 48 hours, you need to be evaluated by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Hi doctor on my right side of my neck it is always painful there is no swelling but my neck crackles and snapping slight noise when i turn side wards?

Hi doctor on my right side of my neck it is always painful there is no swelling but my neck crackles and snapping slight noise when i turn side wards?

Family practice : You are probably developing arthritis of the spine. Degenerative disk disease causing strain on the muscles and ligaments that hold your vertebrae in place. They get sore causing limited rom. Physical therapy is helpful. ...Read more

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I have been in pain since Monday with my neck and left shoulder blade. I have a swelling at top of spine which is very tender and painful?

Exam: I suggest the use of OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if you are not allergic to these medicines. I strongly recommend OTC BioFreeze to relieve muscular pain. You MUST BE EXAMINED ...Read more

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I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light headed when tou?

I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light headed when tou?

Doubt they are relat: I am very doubtful that the swelling that you were describing has anything to do with the light-headedness. The swelling is a benign phenomena, just some slight edema. ...Read more

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Good evening. I've had a chronic head/neck skin infection since 6/2013, with painful swelling, abscess w/odd smelling fluid, tiny hard yellow grain?

Good evening. I've had a chronic head/neck skin infection since 6/2013, with painful swelling, abscess w/odd smelling fluid, tiny hard yellow grain?

Sebaceous cyst: probably infected and you have gone too long without having it evaluated and treated. You may need a surgical excisional or drainage. Call for an exam and treatment. ...Read more