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Yesterday my daughter was dizzy all day and today woke up with very sore neck on left side. Can't turn neck, no injury.

Yesterday my daughter was dizzy all day and today woke up with very sore neck on left side.  Can't turn neck, no injury.

Neck problems : check if there is any fever, sore throat, or headaches.strep throat can do this. Also check if there is any medications. Check for injuries. ...Read more

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Hi, iv found a large lump on the right side of  my head /neck area, and sore neck left side, i had my thyriod removed 1yr ago is it connected? 

Hi, iv found a large lump on the right side of  my head /neck area, and sore neck left side, i had my thyriod removed 1yr ago is it connected? 

Not likely: Description is fairly vague, but probably not related to thyroidectomy. Sounds like possibly an infected cyst/abscess. This could cause some local lymph node swelling and soreness. Have evaluated in person to verify diagnosis and determine best way to treat. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

I woke up this morning with a sore neck on the left side. Rubbed it and found an almond sized tender lump under my earlobe at the angle of my jaw.

Neck mass : In this area of your neck, this could be a sebaceous cyst in the superficial skin of the neck, a lymph node, or a parotid gland mass. I do advise you see an otolaryngologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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My son has been having stomach pains and a sore neck (primarily the left side) for 4-5 day's now, he's been pretty miserable and can't get comfortable?

My son has been having stomach pains and a sore neck (primarily the left side) for 4-5 day's now, he's been pretty miserable and can't get comfortable?

Hummmmm: If he's that uncomfortable he should really been seen by a physician. In the meantime you can try warm moist heat to his neck (heating pad or towel from dryer) and a little acetaminophen for the pain. Given that his stomach is troubling him steer clear of NSAIDs right now - they can be a little hard on the stomach. Encourage fluids. Most importantly, see your pediatrician promptly. ...Read more

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Neck sore, left side of jaw and tongue hurt, jaw clicks and pops when yawning. Pain in front of right ear when I press down.

Neck sore,  left side of jaw and tongue hurt, jaw clicks and pops when yawning. Pain in front of right ear when I press down.

See an OFP: Orofacial Pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or TMJ. Some people may experience pain in the ears, cheeks or side of the head, while others experience problems with their bite, clicking noise when moving the jaw. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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Neck soreness/pain, left side, clavicle, side and back of neck. Several swollen nodes for more than 2 months. Havent felt sick just pain. Ent thinks muscleissue. Lots of stress over months. Any idea?

Neck soreness/pain, left side, clavicle, side and back of neck. Several swollen nodes for more than 2 months. Havent felt sick just pain. Ent thinks muscleissue. Lots of stress over months. Any idea?

Neck pain: Everything except for the swollen lymph nodes sounds like cervical myofascial syndrome. This is very commonly aggravated by stress. Sometimes there are underlying issues with your neck including disc pathology. This is the most commonly treated conservatively however the diagnosis is usually best made by an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist rather than an ent. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal ?

Neck pain: Left neck/arm pain suggest a cervical disc or arthritis but at your age would need a prior history of neck injury. If not, check for systemic arthritis with RA,C-reative Protein and sed rate. The hand problem could be a carpal tunnel problem or alar entrapment. You symptoms should not be ignored. Check with a real doc. ...Read more

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If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

Yes, it is possible: There are a number of normal structures in the neck that could cause a lump, such as muscles, lymph nodes, the thyroid cartilage, however there are also a number of concerning things that can present as a lump. If it has been present for more than a few weeks and it wasnt there before, it should be examined by a doctor to make sure it isnt something serious ...Read more

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3year old has white on his tongue and a temperature of 38.2. Complaining of a sore neck. What could this be?

3year old has white on his tongue and a temperature of 38.2. Complaining of a sore neck. What could this be?

Mgt: I would advise being seen by your PCP, and having an assessment to rule out meningitis, encephalitis. Is it difficulty for him to touch his chin to his chest? The soreness may be secondary to inflammation and flu like symptoms. Has he had a flu vaccination this season? In either case, I would suggest monitoring his fever and reporting these findings to your physician. ...Read more