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12 year old had throbbing, pain, and discomfort on the left side of neck for 2 weeks. Doctor than found 2 thyroid nodules. What caused the pain??

Mass effect: Pain is usually a clue that something in your anatomy isn't working quite as it should. The nodules can cause pain due to the mass effect of the increased size of the nodules. It needs to be evaluated ...Read more

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I have a dull throbing pain on the left side of neck when i stand up or when i exercises . What could this be?

I have a dull throbing pain on the left side of neck when i stand up or when i exercises . What could this be?

Soft tissue: At your age, this is most likely due to soft tissue/muscle inflammation and/or sprain/strain. It would be reasonable to observe for a week or two and try anti-inflammatory meds as well as ice/heat. If your symptoms persist or worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain left side of neck (do have anxiety problems) EKG and echo blood work normal. Almost 7 months pregnant. Anything to worry about?

Throbbing pain left side of neck (do have anxiety problems) EKG and echo blood work normal.  Almost 7 months pregnant. Anything to worry about?

Likely muscle throb: Women, pregnant or not, w/ throbbing in side of neck who have had med tests to rule out serious problems are left with a couple of poss. causes: nervous tick (if due to anxiety), nerve irritatio: mechanical-due to pregnancy or just due to spinal or rib dysfunction irritating nerve.In pregnancy, meds are a bad idea, but osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause & gentle manipulation may fix it. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

For the last 3 days I've had a throbbing pain on the left side of my neck, in line with the back of my jaw, its getting worse & making me nauseous.

See M.D.: This could be an infection, inflammation of the oral maxillary structures. You are too young to have high risk of anything cardiac, but that is in differential. If you have so much pain that you have nausea with it, you need to see an M.D. ...Read more

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I have a constant throbbing pain in the left side of my neck starting just below my ear lobe. This has been going on for over a week. What could it be?

I have a constant throbbing pain in the left side of my neck starting just below my ear lobe. This has been going on for over a week. What could it be?

Hard to know: Without more information, difficult to know. If it persists, it is certainly worth having examined. Could be muscle, infection (of ear, throat or bone behind ear called mastoid), reactive lymph node, parotid gland or jaw problem or blood vessel problem. ...Read more

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The back left of my tongue and left side of neck are in throbbing pain. What could be wrong and how do I treat this?

The back left of my tongue and left side of neck are in throbbing pain. What could be wrong and how do I treat this?

See dentist: There are a number of possibilities. You need to see a dentist for an evaluation. This is not something you can treat yourself. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of neck pain comes after excerise or increase in my heart rate. feels like throbbing pain close to a heart beat?

See your doctor for: Work Up further. For safety sake, any pain on the left side, increasing your heart rate after exercise that beating faster than 80% higher than your resting heart rate needs to be discussed to make sure you don't have an abnormally fast heart rate. This can be done in the office, and checked with an EKG, and he can send you home on a 24 hour Holter monitor too if need be just to make sure. ...Read more

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