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I have a sore neck on both sides and can hardly turn my head. Nothing else hurts and i had no trauma. Should i be worried? It started with the typical "inside the back of my throat" pain. When that went away after about 4 days i thought it was over. Then

After : After a throat infection, some patients get enlargement of their lymph nodes, causing a sore neck (lymphadenopathy). Advil or tylenol and plenty of fluids, and possibly a warm pack, often help. If a patient had headache, fever, feels sick, or has a rash then they should have a medical evaluation, but otherwise the lymphadenopathy usually subsides on its own. ...Read more

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Keep losing my voice sore throat and lumps on both sides of my neck?

Keep losing my voice sore throat and lumps on both sides of my neck?

Pharyngitis: The fact that you're losing your voice indicates a something is irritating your vocal chords (either false or true chords). It may be postnasal drip coming from her sinuses or other bacterial infection. The lumps your feeling on the side of your neck are lymph nodes in your cervical chains or jugulodigastric under the sharp angles of your jawbone. ...Read more

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Both sides of neck are sore to touch. No sore throat. I do feel flushed and tired.?

Both sides of neck are sore to touch. No sore throat. I do feel flushed and tired.?

Sore neck: There are a number of possibilities. I would need more history and to be able to do an exam to give a diagnosis. The two most likely etiologies are swollen lymph nodes (from a virus) or thyroiditis. A simple blood test can help sort out the difference. If your symptoms persist, you should make an appoint to see a health care provider. ...Read more

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Daughter has a very bad sore throat, . Lymph glands on both sides of neck, under her chin and on her trachea . Tired, has trouble eating because is hard to swallow.

Daughter has a very bad sore throat, . Lymph glands on both sides of neck, under her chin and on her trachea . Tired, has trouble eating because is hard to swallow.

Possible mononucleos: Sounds like she has some type of infection. Could be bacterial if she has a fever or viral. Possibilities include mono, primary herpes infection, tonsilitis. She should be seen by her primary care immediately. ...Read more

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2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

HIV: Since you have not disclosed your age, a response is not possible. Please discuss with your parents or your physician. ...Read more

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Could poor posture/computer work cause miserable aching down both sides of neck at the same time? Strong carotid pulse, no chest pain/neuro symptoms.

Yes: There are two muscle groups running on either side of your spine in the back of your neck that cause both neckache and tension headaches. Massage therapist now, better posture next time. :). ...Read more

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I have left ventrical hypertrophy my heart beat was 115bpm with tightness in my chest and my neck hurts on both sides my right arm was aching?

I have left ventrical hypertrophy my heart beat was 115bpm with tightness in my chest and my neck hurts on both sides my right arm was aching?

Chest tightness: A number of conditions may be taking place would get it checked out . Lvh can increase demand for blood supply resulting in chest pain. ...Read more

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I have nodules bilateral, the left side being {vascular} dif swallowing, tender neck, fatigue, hot flashes, distended stomach severe lower back pain?

I have nodules bilateral, the left side being {vascular} dif swallowing, tender  neck, fatigue, hot flashes, distended stomach  severe lower back pain?

Not one problem.: Based on your symptoms, this cannot be just one problem. I am concerned about your difficulty swallowing and neurological symptoms that could be explained by something other than a musculoskeletal problem. I would make sure that you see your physician about these symptoms. ...Read more

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