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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

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 tried to slow a sneeze by holding it back this gave me a pain in neck, now I feel a swelling in the left side of neck and a small lump what to do?

I tried to slow a sneeze by holding it back this gave me a pain in neck, now I feel a swelling in the left side of neck and a small lump what to do?

Subcutaneous emphysema?: You might have cervical subcutaneous emphysema caused by withholding forceful sneeze. You should go to the hospital for an Xray and evaluation. Do not hold a sneeze. ...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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Left side of neck swelling goes away when laying down then starts swelling when i get up. What could this be?

Left side of neck swelling goes away when laying down then starts swelling when i  get up. What could this be?

Vascular malf: This could be a vascular malformation - for example a venous malformation that is swelling when dependent. See your physician for a good history and physical to determine exactly what you have. ...Read more

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Symptoms pvcs, tachycardia, swelling on left side includes face, neck, and legs. What could this be. Dr can't find anything wrong. Have had tests.

Symptoms pvcs, tachycardia, swelling on left side includes face, neck, and legs. What could this be. Dr can't find anything wrong. Have had tests.

Allergies?: Anxiety can cause some of these symptoms. But if there is true swelling in the face and neck, you many have allergies or intolerace. Also get checked for inflammation, lupus, thyroid, vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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Swelling on on left side. Neck, leg and face. What it the causes?

Swelling on on left side. Neck, leg and face. What it the causes?

Complete work up : You need a thorough work up by an internist to check your lymphatic, hematological, neurological systems, etc. Keep investigating... Let me know the end results. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left lateral neck swelling: 'nothing found on US but radiologist wants me seen again by GP'. Sweats, fevers, +malaise, 9+ mos. What could this mean?

Left lateral neck swelling: 'nothing found on US but radiologist wants me seen again by GP'. Sweats, fevers, +malaise, 9+ mos. What could this mean?

Enlarged lymph nodes: These lumps may represent enlarged lymph nodes in response to an infection nearby. They should go slowly back to normal if you are being treated for such like with antibiotics, otherwise the cause can be chronic infection or tumor mass of different origin ...Read more

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