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What could be the link between: low fever, herpes, swollen tonsils / other neck ganglions? I took an aspirin to reduce the fever sensation. What else?

What could be the link between: low fever, herpes, swollen tonsils / other neck ganglions? I took an aspirin to reduce the fever sensation. What else?

Maybe strep throat: A person can get herpes lip sores recurrences when he is stressed with another infection such as a strep throat. His primary care doctor can do a rapid strep test and get a result in 5 minutes. Antibiotics are needed for strep throat. ...Read more

Ganglion (Definition)

Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more


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As a follow up lip herpes, ganglion on neck, increased athletes foot, swollen and raw throat behind the uvula, could it be confused with hiv?

As a follow up lip herpes, ganglion on neck, increased athletes foot, swollen and raw throat behind the uvula, could it be confused with hiv?

Home test for HIV: If you are concerned about HIV infection and are not inclined to visit your doctor for a test, as you have been advised, you may purchase a home test kit (from cvs) for a confidential test result. ...Read more

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Is it severe if I have a genital furuncle and the ganglion next to it got swollen?

Is it severe if I have a genital furuncle and the ganglion next to it got swollen?

Furuncul: Boils can occur anywhere on your skin. It is a bacterial skin infection. The common symptoms are: painful, red bump that increases in the size over a few days. Boil also can cause a fever. You can actually treat a single boil at home by applying warm compresses to relieve pain and promote natural drainage. Take some nsaids otc. If concerned or high fever see your pcp. ...Read more

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What do I do for someone who has ganglion cysts and is suffering from swollen feet?

What do I do for someone who has ganglion cysts and is suffering from swollen feet?

Find the cause 1st: There may be many treatments for swollen feet. However, the more important question is why they are swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. ...Read more

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Is this noodle thing I feel on one side of my neck a middle cervical sympathetic ganglion nerve? About 0.3 cm wide 0.8 cm long. FEELS like tendon.

Is this noodle thing I feel on one side of my neck a middle cervical sympathetic ganglion nerve? About 0.3 cm wide 0.8 cm long. FEELS like tendon.

Unlikely, but...: This is unlikely to be related to the cervical sympathetic ganglion, unless you have a Schwannoma or other unusual situation. If you are concerned that there is something going on please see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Day 4 post-op ganglion removal on dorsal wrist hand tingly and swollen. . dressing and ACE band comes off today What to do?

FIRST contact your: Surgeon.
if today is a follow up day make sure you do so.
Tightening bandages, failure to ice and elevate, failure to move fingers if permitted, channeled to swelling and in turn tingling. Even so swelling can occur anyway despite doing these things. Your surgeonmay even tel you to loosen the badge a bit BUT

The most important thing is to contact your surgeon. If you can't seek help elsewhere ...Read more

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I had a ganglion cyst removed on thursday of this week, my hand is swollen, what can I do to treat the swelling.?

I had a ganglion cyst removed on thursday of this week, my hand is swollen, what can I do to treat the swelling.?

Elevation: Elevation and gentle digital range of motion are a few simple steps to help decrease swelling (edema). Proper elevation typical consists of placing the hand above the level of the heart (e.g. Left chest) to allow gravity to facilitate the edema control. A tight postoperative dressing may also be carefullly loosened. If you were placed in a splint, you should wear as instructed by your doc. ...Read more

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Talocalcaneal complex ganglion in left foot. Very painful and swollen. Waiting on ultrasound report. Taking nurofen - in pain. Help pls?

I would confirm the: Diagnosis, though for something like that I think an MRI is better than an ultrasound.
The ganglion can be excised if that is the problem. ...Read more

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3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?

Keep area clean&dry: Call the surgeon tomorrow and ask to come in to get it rewrapped if they feel it's necessary. They may allow you to keep it open if it's clean and not showing signs of redness or inflammation. ...Read more

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I had a" Godzilla", per my surgeon, ganglion cyst surgically removed on radial artery, several yrs ago. Now, lg cyst burst. Swollen, pain. Lg area?

I had a" Godzilla", per my surgeon, ganglion cyst surgically removed on radial artery, several yrs ago. Now, lg cyst burst. Swollen, pain. Lg area?

Ganglion cysts: Even when surgically removed can reoccur. Treatment involves analgesics and possibly another operation. Its a tough call. Read about ganglion cysts (they are sometimes called Giddion Cysts when intentionally ruptured by striking them with a heavy object like a Bible (which is old days was often the largest book in the doctor's office!) ...Read more

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Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?

Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?

May not: Be infected. It is possible you have gout which with aspiration can show or blood tests. Has a culture been taken to show if its infected? Get back to your doctor because if its infection you want to prevent cellulitis. ...Read more

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Hi, how do I know If my ganglion cyst has ruptured? It's usually the size of a large grape but has swollen all the way up my hand and around my wrist.

Hi, how do I know If my ganglion cyst has ruptured? It's usually the size of a large grape but has swollen all the way up my hand and around my wrist.

Smaller and diffuse: A ganglion cyst is usually pretty tough but can rupture. When it does it is immediately smaller with more diffuse swelling. It usually aches like a broad bruise over the area ...Read more

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Had a stellate ganglion block yesterday for rsd in my rt. Hand. Now I have an awful headache on the right side of my neck/head. How can I reduce pain?

Had a stellate ganglion block yesterday for rsd in my rt. Hand. Now I have an awful headache on the right side of my neck/head. How can I reduce pain?

Complications: It maybe the side effects of medications used in the injection or complications from the injection. You need to contact your doctor asap for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful. The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep. My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

I have a ganglion cyst on my right & it is really painful. The surgeon will not take it out because it is too deep. My hand, wrist & fingers swollen Do?

Ganglion cyst: Obtain a second opinion or ask for clarification from the surgeon. Perhaps the cyst is not causing any problems and you misunderstood the surgeon's reason (s) for not operating. Ganglion cysts are filled with synovial fluid and are an out-pouching of the joints or tendons. Surgical excision remains the primary treatment but sometimes they are aspirated or injected with cortisone. ...Read more

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The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?

The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?

See the: Podiatrist good idea. They can be related. Gangling cysts often arise from tendon or joints. On the too of the foot near the first met cuneiform joint sometimes there is spurring of bone, this can pinch a nerve as well as allow ganglionic cyst to develop. ...Read more

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Swollen area infront of neck?

Swollen area infront of neck?

Many: Thyroid mass, enlarged lymph node, skin infection. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Why are both sides of my neck swollen?

Why are both sides of my neck swollen?

You need exam: You need to be examined not enough info given here to make an educated guess. That's what we would be doing online without an exam. See your physician. ...Read more

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One side of my neck is swollen. Reasons?

One side of my neck is swollen. Reasons?

Wow: Painful? Fever? Midde of neck? Side of neck? Trouble swallowing? Important questions. No way to answer this without an exam. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my neck is swollen on one side!?

What do you suggest if my neck is swollen on one side!?

Neck: Depends on its location. Could be a gland of saliva, infection or other things if it's red, tender or you have a fever check it out ASAP. Either way it merits seeing an ent ...Read more

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The left side of my neck is swollen. What could it be?

The left side of my neck is swollen. What could it be?

Many things: Anything from swollen lymph nodes from recent dental work or tooth infection, through deep-seated neck tissue infection, to cancer. Go get yourself checked. If you can't swallow or have difficulty breathing, go to the er. ...Read more

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Lymphnodes swollen in neck for 3 years could it be lymphoma?

Lymphnodes swollen in neck for 3 years could it be lymphoma?

3 years?: Unlikely to be malignancy if the nodes have been around (and unchanged) for 3 years. If you have seen changes recently or are having other symptoms (swallowing/breathing problems, fevers/night sweats), see an ENT surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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All of a sudden one side of my neck is swollen, what could be the cause?

All of a sudden one side of my neck is swollen, what could be the cause?

Infection?: If one side is swollen and tender it could be infection in your mouth. Other reasons could account for the swelling like allergies. Call your dentist to make sure your teeth are ok

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What to do if I got sunburnt and my lower neck and shoulders are swollen!?

What to do if I got sunburnt and my lower neck and shoulders are swollen!?

Cool and moisturize: Topical cooling will relieve pain immediately. Refrigerated aloe works best. For highly sensitive areas a topical anesthetic can be used under a physicians direction. Oral antinflammatories such as Ibuprofen can provide relief over the first few days. After cooling apply a rich moisturizer such as aquaphor or biafine. ...Read more

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Can you lymphnodes or glands in your neck area hurt even if they are not swollen?

Possible...: You may have simply turned your head to far to one side and caused a small stretch. Give it a few days and see if your neck still hurts. ...Read more

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How long can ur neck lympnoses be swollen before you start having symptoms of lymphoma?

How long can ur neck lympnoses be swollen before you start having symptoms of lymphoma?

Neck lymph nodes: Neck lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons: infections, inflammatory conditions, eczema, lymphoma and others. Diagnosis has to be made first. Lymphoma may not cause any symptoms other than enlarged painless lymph nodes. Sometimes patients with lymphoma experience "b" symptoms: fevers, fatigue, night sweats, itching, and weight loss. Please see your doctor for a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more