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Swelling Under Chin And Neck
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 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
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
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
What can cause golf ball sized swelling right side under chin when eating? Also have random swelling on lower front of neck.
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
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
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
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
I'm a 37 yr old woman. I have pain & swelling in the lower left side of my head for the past 3-4 days. Near the nape of the neck. What could it be?
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
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
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
I have swelling in the veins of head which comes from back side of my neck. I also have slight pain. Please guide me.
I woke up with swelling on my neck below my chin. It seems jiggly like there's some fluid in there. What could this be? Should I see a doc?
See your Dr.: Especially if it hurts, you should be checked. So yes seen your physician. ...Read more
What is restricting my head from normal movement? When bent over I cannot lift my head up- forward/ when I stood up I can. Some swelling on neck back
Botox?: Maybe the last Botox poison injection paralyzed your muscles in the wrong areas. I would see a doctor immediately! ...Read more
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 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
Upper ext u/s noted “unable to compress the innominate vein.” Several head/neck/chest sx, incl. Pain/swelling. Could something be missed on u/s?
Yes: This needs to be checked out since an US can miss something compressing a blood vessel;especially since you have symptoms. ...Read more
I cant turn or tilt head to the left due to pain/swelling in left side of neck that radiates to left scapula that also has pain/swelling. What do I do?
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
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
I feel like I am swelling inside including nasal swellin, can this be why I get dizzy when I move head neck?
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.?
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?
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.
I was in minor accident mth ago ever since I have had neck and upper spine pain back of head swelling and can't fully turn head right. What could it be?
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
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