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I have headaches, and flu like synthoms, and pain on my left side I have swelling under my chin and neck the size of small ball

I have headaches, and flu like synthoms, and pain on my left side I have swelling under my chin and neck the size of small ball

You: You are probably experiencing enlarged lymph nodes. This occurs when your body is fighting off an infectious process. The lymph nodes are increasing in size because they are producing white blood cells which help fight off infection. They usually decrease in size in about 4-8 weeks. However you should still have your doctor examine you to make sure this is in fact the cause, and to treat any infections that are present.
All the best. ...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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What does it mean if my lymph nodes are alternating in swelling in the neck? It would go to left side to under chin to right then back to chin/ left

What does it mean if my lymph nodes are alternating in swelling in the neck? It would go to left side to under chin to right then back to chin/ left

See doctor: Could be bacterial infection, viral infection, possibly non-infection. The point is you need to see a doctor. It may not even be lymph nodes you are feeling. You may be feeling normal anatomy. Please see a doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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I am having swelling in my neck under the chin area n one symptom that can be related is I have very sensitive throat?

I am having swelling in my neck under the chin area n one symptom that can be related is I have very sensitive throat?

Likely from enlarged: Lymph node due to your sorethroat but if it gets worse or bigger go see your dr. ...Read more

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My neck under chin above thyroid gland is swelling and I hav low thyroid problem also I have swollowing problems tell me what to do?

Other than seeing: A doctor, there is nothing much you can do. With such description you need to see a doctor asap, better start with an ENT specialist, or go to ER, best wishes ...Read more

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Swelling in front of neck, directly under chin, until chin meets neck. Very slight numbness. No painno trouble breathing. Could it be thyroid-related?

Swelling in front of neck, directly under chin, until chin meets neck. Very slight numbness. No painno trouble breathing. Could it be thyroid-related?

Neck swelling: From your description, this swelling sounds too high to be thyroid, which is more towards the bottom of the neck, but you need to be examined. There are salivary glands under the chin, and of course the roots of your teeth. ...Read more

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Swelling under chin thyroid?

Possible: Unfortunately we can't examine you over the internet, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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I have constant sore throat and swelling under chin it gets me down all my doc thinks it's in my head?

I have constant sore throat and swelling under chin it gets me down all my doc thinks it's in my head?

Chronic sore throat: Please continue w/your doc or get a second opinion from another doc. Also, consider using a natural anti-microbial called Olive Leaf Extract. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Over a year, only right side of head, base, side neck, visible swelling. Lasts 3 days. Turn head left feel like sharp pinch right side neck 4 a day?

Over a year, only right side of head, base, side neck, visible swelling. Lasts 3 days. Turn head left feel like sharp pinch right side neck 4 a day?

Somewhat difficult: To imagine what might be causing episodic swelling of the neck. Possibilities might include salivary gland swelling or angioedema. Lymph node swelling or enlargement wouldn't be expected to be transitory. Imaging, ultrasound, CT or MRI, should certainly help here and, especially since this has been going on over a year, you should see your doctor SOON for evaluation. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My neck (under the chin section) seems to swell up slightly. Why?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Had discomfort in my neck 4 weeks. Saw 2 doctors but they said nothing was wrong. Now there's a swelling on back of my neck when I turn my head left?

Had discomfort in my neck 4 weeks. Saw 2 doctors but they said nothing was wrong. Now there's a swelling on back of my neck when I turn my head left?

Recheck.: It may have been there wasn't anything on your exam before. Things can change. If you are now feeling a swelling then you should have your doctor take another look. Some times it takes time for a condition to progress to the point that we can diagnose it. ...Read more

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Increasing swelling around neck and chin on prednisone, should I be concerned?

Increasing swelling around neck and chin on prednisone, should I be concerned?

Prednisone: Need to see pictures to help. Google Cushing's due to prednisone to see if you look like that. Discuss with your Dr if you do. Happy to do 2nd opinion to help. ...Read more

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I feel like I have swelling at the bottom of my head just above my neck. I have had a sore neck and shoulders for a while?

I feel like I have swelling at the bottom of my head just above my neck. I have had a sore neck and shoulders for a while?

Go see your doctor: Flu, mono and viral meningitis are some of the many causes that could go along with this. Most likely it is musculoskeletal in nature. Try to tylenol (acetaminophen) to see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

See below: If you have a boil it is very common for the lymph nodes in the local area to get inflammed. They will go away as the boil subsides. ...Read more

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I have a fairly large swelling on the left side of my neck just under my chin the doctors didn't know what it was and have put me on anti biotics but I've not had any symptoms of being ill.

I have a fairly large swelling on the left side of my neck just under my chin the doctors didn't know what it was and have put me on anti biotics but I've not had any symptoms of being ill.

Neck swelling: Most probably lymph gland enlargement from adjacent area infection may even be from bad teeth or it might be cyst, the examining physician get a better impression of it. If does not resolves he or she may suggest you to have biopsy. For a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Possible problem.: The mastoid is located behind the ear. If it is your mastoid that is tender, it could be a sign of mastoiditis and should be evaluated right away. You could also have muscle, nerve and or bone problems in that area causing pain. Your best option is to get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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I feel like I am swelling inside including nasal swellin, can this be why I get dizzy when I move head neck?

I feel like I am swelling inside including nasal swellin, can this be why I get dizzy when I move head neck?

Dizzy: With sinus symptoms can occur especially with ethmoid and sphenoid sinus involvement. Tell your doctor about the dizziness with head movements. If you run a fever with this see the doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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Have spasms and pain on right side of neck everytime I swallow. I have swelling in my sternoclemastoid for months. Head even not tilted. Dystonia?

Have spasms and pain on right side of neck everytime I swallow. I have swelling in my sternoclemastoid for months. Head even not tilted. Dystonia?

Could: Be Cervical Dystonia/Torticollis. Recommend seeing a Physiatrist (Musculoskeletal expert) or Neurologist to see if Botox might be helpful for you. Alternatively stretching exercises may also be helpful. ...Read more

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When bent over I cannot lift my head up. When I stood up, I can. Some swelling on neck back. Am 10 days post botox inject neck for spasms/migraine.

When bent over I cannot lift my head up. When I stood up, I can. Some swelling on neck back. Am 10 days post botox inject neck for spasms/migraine.

Botox for Migraines: The dose from Botox for migraines is very low and unlikely to cause paralysis. I would consult with the administering doctor to assess. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for neck swelling and head ache that cause of bump?

What is the best medicine for neck swelling and head ache that cause of bump?

Time and sleep: Some questions are hard to answer without an examination. If you have a viral infection that may cause some lymph node swelling in the neck and give you a headache and fatigue then time alone will allow your immune system to fight off the infection. If you have the one tender spot in the neck associated with a tender lump you should be seen by the doctor right away. I hope that helps. Sleep helps. ...Read more