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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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My lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and it hurts into my mouth on the left side. I am in so much pain please help me?

My lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and it hurts into my mouth on the left side. I am in so much pain please help me?

Swollen lymph node: A node this large hurting into your mouth needs to be evaluated today. This could be an abscess and note a node and may need to be drained and antibiotics given. Please seek care today at your doctors office, an urgent care or the ER. ...Read more

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The left side of my neck is swollen and painful for 2 days. I'm very very tired and my body is feeling achy. called my doctor cant be seen till Monday?

The left side of my neck is swollen and painful for 2 days. I'm very very tired and my body is feeling achy. called my doctor cant be seen till Monday?

ER or other Dr.: Better if you can be seen sooner. Get to an urgent care or ER where they can, at least, get started in attempting in solving your issues. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

Likely not related: Scalp patches likely not related. After sinus infection ex. Or sore throat (viral, bacterial) lymph nodes may grow. If they persist after a few weeks consider evaluation for ex. Lymphoma. ...Read more

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The vein at the left side of my neck feels swollen especially when i try to get up from bed. Why is it like that?

The vein at the left side of my neck feels swollen especially when i try to get up from bed. Why is it like that?

Normal: Neck veins distend when we lie with our head lower than our heart or when we strain. With straining, the pressure within the chest increases and the blood flow through the neck veins decrease resulting in them enlarging.When straining is stopped, the pressure in the chest decreases and flow continues through the neck veins so they become less engorged. ...Read more

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Could my visible artery and pulse on the left side of my neck indicate swollen lymph nodes or a tumor in my neck ?

Could my visible artery and pulse on the left side of my neck indicate swollen lymph nodes or a tumor in my neck ?

Easy does it, Steve: Most people have a visible vein on each side of the neck, especially when they're lying down, and most people's carotid arteries are visible. These have nothing to do with your lymph nodes. Do you have palpable nodes? A palpable tumor? Is it possible you're just physically fit and your neck structures are thus more visible? The vast majority of swollen nodes in a young guy like you are harmless. ...Read more

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My lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and sensitive for almost three months now should I be concerned?

My lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and sensitive for almost three months now should I be concerned?

See physician: While lymph nodes may temporarily enlarge and feel tender with an acute infection, a persistent swollen and sensitive isolated lymph node should be examined by a physician to rule out any serious condition. ...Read more