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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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What can cause front neck spasms and pain swelling around clavicle? I have Ehlers Danlos Sundrome could this be dislocation or cervical spine bulge?

What can cause front neck spasms and pain swelling around clavicle? I have Ehlers Danlos Sundrome could this be dislocation or cervical spine bulge?

Get imaging: With increased joint flexibility and pain/swelling around several joints, I recommend a visit with your doc and imaging. A CT scan of your chest will also evaluate your ascending aorta, which has some risk for dilation. Be well. ...Read more

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Painless large soft swelling above l clavicle for 4 mos. No palpable nodes there but 3 hard fixed nodes below l ear, normal size. Related? Thyroid ok.

Painless large soft swelling above l clavicle for 4 mos. No palpable nodes there but 3 hard fixed nodes below l ear, normal size. Related? Thyroid ok.

Yes: A painless mass at your clavicle should be investigated. You should see your physician as soon as possible as this could be something very serious. ...Read more

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Can sleeping wrong cause a little swelling in neck and shoulder?

Can sleeping wrong cause a little swelling in neck and shoulder?

Torticollis: That is conceivable. It is a great way to get torticollis, but I wouldn't normally expect swelling. Please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Did you : Injure it? Are you left-handed? Do you carry your purse on that shoulder? It sounds like some kind of spasm that is causing the swelling and pain. Have you tried ice or heat or Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? ...Read more

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I have had some swelling at base of neck, going into shoulder (trapezius). I recently felt a small lymph node in that area — what are potential causes?

I have had some swelling at base of neck, going into shoulder (trapezius). I recently felt a small lymph node in that area — what are potential causes?

Get it checked!: Swollen lymph nodes can be secondary to a viral or bacterial infection or other sources of inflammation, 0. Of the greatest concern (admittedly unlikely) is cancer or lymphoma. While it is not likely, it is scary and should be checked. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the swelling between my neck and shoulder? Is that a place for lymph nodes?

What could be the cause of the swelling between my neck and shoulder? Is that a place for lymph nodes?

Could be: Lymph nodes are all over the body. You cannot feel most of them but the head and neck area have many which can be felt and that shallow pocket above your collarbone is one area where they are appreciated. There are, however, other causes for swelling and depending upon your symptoms, if this doesn't go away see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light-headed when tou?

I have a soft swelling on the right side between the collarbone and neck. There is no lump and not painful. But sometimes caused light-headed when tou?

Doubt they are relat: I am very doubtful that the swelling that you were describing has anything to do with the light-headedness. The swelling is a benign phenomenon, just some slight edema. ...Read more

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Causes a pea size painful cervial lymph node, no infection present. Lots myofascial neck pain and shoulder pain and swelling on that side. Normal CBC, C-spine MRI, ultrasound done 6 months ago. Any other tests would be helpful?

Causes a pea size painful cervial lymph node, no infection present.  Lots myofascial neck pain and shoulder pain and swelling on that side.  Normal CBC, C-spine MRI, ultrasound done 6 months ago.  Any other tests would be helpful?

Probably normal: Small lymph nodes (like pea-size) are normal. Most likely it was inflamed and maybe now scarred from some distant past infection. Probably unlreated to your pain problem. Check with your doctor if you remain concerned -- but if she reassures you all is well, then no more tests or exams will be necessary. ...Read more

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Swelling in triangle area above clavicle. Goes over mid clavicle to base of neck. Aching in shoulder arm and neck.

Swelling in triangle area above clavicle. Goes over mid clavicle to base of neck. Aching in shoulder arm and neck.

This can't be : Diagnosed with the available information. Recommend a physical examination, history and possibly lab or other testing. ...Read more

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I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch.?

I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch.?

Abscess: You may be describing an abscess or pus pocket eg painful swelling. Best to go see your Family Doc ASAP for evaluation & treatment as you may need to get swelling lanced & drained then started on antibiotics. Go to Urgent Care or ER if necessary. You may apply warmth/heat temporarily if necessary. In meantime, mark circumference of swelling w/indelible pen to give docs some idea of spread. ...Read more

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I had someone try to inject me in my neck with meth and now by my clavicle there is a hard lump. The swelling has gone down a bit but still there.

See below: You may have an abscess in your neck. You need to seek medical attention. Stay away from drugs. Just say no! Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my lymph nodes on the left of my neck/shoulder & above my clavicle. Its painful & I'm running a fever but no other sign of infection?

I have swelling in my lymph nodes on the left of my neck/shoulder & above my clavicle. Its painful & I'm running a fever but no other sign of infection?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen and painful lymphatic nodes are the presentation of the infection in most of the cases. Causes are:mononucleosis, bacterial skin, throat, ear infections. In case the fever and the swelling are persistent, patient should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Swelling in left neck & above clavicle, fatigue, pain/aches, CT scan shows inflamed lymph nodes and lungs pushing down diaphragm. Recent MRSA exposure?

Muliple possibilitie: There is a rather large differential diagnosis to the combination of symptoms and findings you have described. I would discuss these with the physician who ordered the CT scan. ...Read more

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Neck pain and swelling of the neck and shoulder?

Neck pain and swelling of the neck and shoulder?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and sometimes shoulder pain. ...Read more

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I have a swelling between my collarbone and neck.?t's on left side. But it becomes apparent when I raise my left arm.?

I have a swelling between my collarbone and neck.?t's on left side. But it becomes apparent when I raise my left arm.?

Need more info: This symptom could be a cyst, muscle swelling or large lymph node. In any event the symptom is serious enough for you to obtain a physical examination from your family physician to make an accurate evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been in pain since Monday with my neck and left shoulder blade. I have a swelling at top of spine which is very tender and painful?

Exam: I suggest the use of OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if you are not allergic to these medicines. I strongly recommend OTC BioFreeze to relieve muscular pain. You MUST BE EXAMINED ...Read more

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I had surgery on my left shoulder they put a nerve block in my neck now I have swelling all the time in the area where the block was inserted what is causing the swelling?

Depends: On how long ago you had the surgery. If it has been several weeks then you should be looked at. Swelling for a few days is not unusual. There are blood vessels in the area of the block that may have bled leaving a hematoma. If it is hot and red then get checked out asap. ...Read more

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I hurt my shoulder at work its really sore from the bottom of my shoulder blade around to my clavical and a bit up the back side of my neck. Ice helps but it still hurts. Minor swelling. What do I do?

I hurt my shoulder at work its really sore from the bottom of my shoulder blade around to my clavical and a bit up the back side of my neck. Ice helps but it still hurts. Minor swelling. What do I do?

Good exam: I think you first should get a thorough exam of your shoulder, back and cervical spine areas
You may have an injury to the shoulder but some
of your symptoms may be of a cervical etiology
I think there is an overreliance on mris
Often the mri may show abnormalities which are
not even causing symptoms ...Read more

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Pain and swelling on right side of neck and shoulder yesterday, now today my lung hurts?

Pain and swelling on right side of neck and shoulder yesterday, now today my lung hurts?

See a doctor: This concerns me. Do you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath? Do you smoke? Without knowing more history, it's hard to know what's going on, but I would be concerned about a problem in your lung.
Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Palpable bulge by lower neck/ collar bone that moves. Slightly swelling on the shoulder as well. No pain. What could it be?

Palpable bulge by lower neck/ collar bone that moves. Slightly swelling on the shoulder as well. No pain. What could it be?

Lipoma?: While it's certainly hard to tell from here?
Probably the most likely source of your mass would
be a lipoma.
It could also be a little knot or muscle spasm often called a trigger point
But, if you're concerned you shoulder check it out —
most likely not anything too bad? ...Read more

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Started as pain on top of shoulder now swelling and pain radiating to side of neck. Have implanted aicd also have copd. Related?

Started as pain on top of shoulder now swelling and pain radiating to side of neck.  Have implanted aicd also have copd.  Related?

Neck/shoulder pain: Doubt this is related to the Implant of the COPD as they are in different areas and most likely not related anatomically and physiologically. Have the swollen muscle examined and treated by the Dr. to get some relief. In the mean time, you can try warm compresses and an NSAID if ok with your Dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mother has swelling on her left shoulder almost near the neck and it is going towards her back. She has no pain. What can this be?

My mother has swelling on her left shoulder almost near the neck and it is going towards her back. She has no pain. What can this be?

Needs evaluation: This needs to be properly evaluated. Your description fits a simple lump of fat called a lipoma, or cancer spread from somewhere else in the body to a lymph node. You should encourage and support her to seek proper help. If it is nothing, it can end up being ignored. Or, getting prompt treatment might be life-saving. ...Read more

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I have a wisdom tooth that has broken and it is causing pain in my shoulder and neck... Is it infection or swelling? How severe is this?

How severe: Forget about infection and swelling!
You must make a Dentist's appointment as soon as possible. When you contact the dentist tell him or her what the problem is and you will almost certainly be seen on that day or the next.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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Why wud my lymphnode on my right side of neck under the jaw line keep swelling up to point my whole right side of face down to collarbone hurt?

Why wud my lymphnode on my right side of neck under the jaw line keep swelling up to point my whole right side of face down to collarbone hurt?

Lymph nodes : React to anything abnormal in the are they drain, such as infection on the skin, in the throat, mouth, teeth, etc. Etc. And when the infection is acute and the lymph node swells in just hours/days, it will hurt. Secondly, there are diseases of the lymphatic system and if involves a lymph node it can swell too. This usually not that painful as it is a mslower process. You, go and see a dr! ...Read more

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Woke up with crick (stiffness & sore) neck & shoulder. Have no illness, temp, or swelling. What can I do to make it better & prevent in future?

Woke up with crick (stiffness & sore) neck & shoulder. Have no illness, temp, or swelling. What can I do to make it better & prevent in future?

Try this : These usually get better with nsaids, gentle stretching, and alternating ice / heat packs. Get a good cervical pillow. If symptoms are not improving see your doctor. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more