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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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I have fatigue, pain in left shoulder blade and throbbing on left side of neck off and on for about a week.?

I have fatigue, pain in left shoulder blade and throbbing on left side of neck off and on for about a week.?

See your doctor: Many things can cause this but could be referred cardiac pain. You need to check with you physician. Many other things cause cause these symptoms including a lot of musculoskeletal issues related to your shoulder and neck such as bursitis, tendinitis and arthritis This need s to be clarified. ...Read more

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2 PAINFUL lumps on back left side of neck. Started 2 days ago. Throbbing sharp headaches. Not been sick in months. Dizzy/fatigue. 16 yrs old. Help!!!

2 PAINFUL lumps on back left side of neck. Started 2 days ago. Throbbing sharp headaches. Not been sick in months. Dizzy/fatigue. 16 yrs old. Help!!!

Sore throat: Sounds like you have possibly a viral infection or strep throat. Drink plenty of fluids such as Gatorade, and if not any better after 3-4 days get checked by a healthcare worker. ...Read more

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What causes dull throbbing aches n right side of neck goin into shoulder n behind my right clavicle? It waxes n wanes. Right side of neck is inflamed

What causes dull throbbing aches n right side of neck goin into shoulder n behind my right clavicle? It waxes n wanes. Right side of neck is inflamed

Maybe spine: This may be due to a problem within your cervical spine involving one of the nerve roots. Would recommend a visit with a local neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation if persistent and painful and debilitating. ...Read more

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Headache that started around eye, pain in back of head down neck, progressed hours later to other side of neck, now have throbbing headache, eye hurts?

Headache that started around eye, pain in back of head down neck, progressed hours later to other side of neck, now have throbbing headache, eye hurts?

Consider migraine: migraine headaches often cause a throbbing headache, associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or sound. Each person's initial presentation can vary. Migraine headaches generally last 4-72 hours and are the cause of significant loss of work and personal time. If you have these headaches on a regular basis, please consult your primary care physician ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in vaine, neck on left side? What to do?

Throbbing pain in vaine, neck on left side? What to do?

Be seen: Multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Throbbing pain in lower head/neck area. Back left side only. It comes for a few seconds at a time, frequently. Feel as cracking my neck always.

Facet, disc, nerve: You may have irritated a higher cervical facet joint. Less likely you could have a cervical nerve root irritation or an occipital nerve irritation. Try gentle heating pads, ice, range of motion of your head and neck, gentle stretching, and go see your doctor to see if physiotherapy, medications like antiinflammatories, anti-spasmodics, nerve medications or injections may help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain left back of my neck going to the top of my head to the left side of forehead, should I be worried?

Probably not: Though a simple musculoskeletal neck pain, with perhaps some irritation of the occipital nerves, is most likely cause, only an evaluation by your doctor can rule out more worrisome causes. ...Read more

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Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Throbbing neck/arm: Could be nerve irritation from cervical spine, , muscle sprain or impingement like thoracic outlet or actual clot in vein, would f/u/ w/ doc next 24-48 hours ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having a sharp throbbing pain through out the left side of my head, neck, ear & jaw. It's prohibits me from daily activities?

Hello. I have been having a sharp throbbing pain through out the left side of my head, neck, ear & jaw. It's prohibits me from daily activities?

Oh my!: Headaches that extensive are not in the common descriptions for tension, migraine, sinus or vision headaches. Sounds like you need a full evaluation for this ...Read more

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Throbbing pain/throbbing under/around clavicles/neck. Left side sensory deficiency/some right. Legs go numb laying down and sitting. Reason for this?

Seek an: Evaluation from your physician. It is hard to know what it is without further history and examination. You may need imaging of your cervical spine or nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a throbbing pain in the front left part of my neck that comes and goes, is that normal.

Hi, I have a throbbing pain in the front left part of my neck that comes and goes, is that normal.

No It Isn't!: There are several things that could be causing it most fairly simple but some that could be more troublesome. You should get an appointment to see your md as soon as you can & describe what is going on so they can check it out. Better to be safe! ...Read more

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Two days ago the right side of my neck/shoulder started with a pulse/throbbing pain. What can I cause this?

Two days ago the right side of my neck/shoulder started with a pulse/throbbing pain. What can I cause this?

Muscle pain: You may have a spasm of the neck or shoulder muscles. Warm, moist heat may help. Wring out a small towel with water, place in microwave for one minute and apply to affected area. If you are not allergic, take 200-400 mg ibuprofen every 8 hours with food. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in the right side of my neck that radiates up to my jaw. It comes and goes whenever. What could be causing this?

I have throbbing pain in the right side of my neck that radiates up to my jaw. It comes and goes whenever. What could be causing this?

Pain in the neck: Also called cervicalgia is the most common disorder. Most of the time, cervicalgia may be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain caused by the incorrect head posture, pinched nerve or bulging disc. Many people experience constant neck pain, jaw pain and headaches. See your PCP for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more