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R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?

R- side neck pain, decreased appetite, weightloss, drenching night sweats, on/off thyroid swelling dry cough. Clean blood, x-ray, & u/s. Not lymphoma?

Many possibilities.: Lymphoma usually isn't painful, but the other symptoms could fit. However, there are a number of other possibilities. The thyroid swelling is suspicious for thyroiditis. If that is ruled out, ct scan of neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis may be helpful, or possibly a pet/ct. Various infections, and autoimmune diseases can cause similar symptoms to malignancies. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Help! I've been having chronic dry cough (bp+thyroid patient)?

Help! I've been having chronic dry cough (bp+thyroid patient)?

Review meds with MD: Some of the medications for BP (ACE inhibitors like lisinipril, quinapril, captopril, etc) are known to give dry cough in a small percentage of patients. Do NOT stop meds by yourself without discussing with your MD. Cough also can happen in patients who smoke or with bronchitis/ emphysema or heart failure ...Read more

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I had my thyroid leboctomy jst 6 days back.bt i suffer frm dry cough frm dat day n still hav.I hav also asthama prblm and i use asthelin puff.help me ?

I had my thyroid leboctomy jst 6 days back.bt i suffer frm dry cough frm dat day n still hav.I hav also asthama prblm and i use asthelin puff.help me ?

Mgt: The dry cough may be a symptom of your asthma. If you have an Albuterol inhaler, two puffs may help to alleviate the cough. If you have allergies and post nasal drip/cough then an anti histamine is indicated. Avoid smoke and allergic triggers until seen by your doctor. You should also let your surgeon know about your symptoms. If there was a malignancy, please have a chest radiograph or CT scan. ...Read more

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Suffering from frequent stiff neck. Plus headache and dry cough (both occurred just now). My head hurts when I cough too. Help?

Suffering from frequent stiff neck. Plus headache and dry cough (both occurred just now). My head hurts when I cough too. Help?

Comments: Would suggest you likely have either an upper respiratory tract infection or asthma, and this could readily be controlled. The cough probably exacerbates the neck which triggers the headaches. All of this could readily be addressed by your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in upper back, shoulder and neck with slight dry cough for 3 months. All xrays bloods and lft ok. Drs not concerned. Could it be cancer ?

Unlikely: Back, shoulder and neck pain are common especially for folks working on computers all day! dry cough can be from cough variant asthma, habitual cough or side effect from some blood pressure medications. Please relate your concern to all the doctors you have seen. ...Read more

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Ever since I was a kid, I have a very bad dry cough. Dr. Says lungs are fine etc. acts up in winter/night. Vein on neck pops out. Any help/remedies?

Ever since I was a kid, I have a very bad dry cough. Dr. Says lungs are fine etc. acts up in winter/night. Vein on neck pops out. Any help/remedies?

Allergies: Try getting allergy tested. You may be allergic to something year round that is causing symptoms. You may want to try taking delsym (dextromethorphan) at night before you go to bed. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Does narrowing of the cervical vertabraes c-4 thru c-7 cause neck pain & breathing problems I have like a dry cough?

Does narrowing of the cervical vertabraes c-4  thru c-7  cause neck pain & breathing problems I have like a dry cough?

Cspine : Narrowing of the cspine spaces probably implies disc compression or degeneration. Mri would provide more specific details. Symptoms definitely can include neck pain, as well as numbness or pain down an arm. Respiratory problems such as difficuly breathing or dry cough are unlikely. ...Read more

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Face hot, no fever. Back of neck sore. 3 small headaches in the length of 1 month. Dry cough. Little mucus.

Face hot, no fever. Back of neck sore. 3 small headaches in the length of 1 month. Dry cough. Little mucus.

Sounds like: You have some sort of infection such as a cold. The common cold is caused by a virus and usually gets better with supportive treatment. Be sure to wash your hands frequently to decrease your risk of transmission to others. ...Read more

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Whole body aches have dry cough and sore glands in neck and back of head and do not have appetite and I feel tired.

Myalgias,LN: Follow up with doctor urgent care today. You could have strep, mononucleosis, or other infection, reflux or H pyloris . rarely lymphoma. ...Read more

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I had a bad dry cough. now the back of my neck hurts so bad i cant sleep and hurts to swallow. should i go to md or chiropractor?

I had a bad dry cough. now the back of my neck hurts so bad i cant sleep and hurts to swallow. should i go to md or chiropractor?

Strained muscle: from the bad cough could explain the neck pain. Bed rest for a couple of days, hydration, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ice packs may help. If not better in 2 days, please make that appointment. Get well soon. ...Read more

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Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Chest tightness, dry cough, persistent upper back/neck tightness. Muscles around chest and lungs feel tight makes it hard to breathe at times?

Respiratory distress: If you are truly having trouble breathing you should go ASAP and be seen and evaluated by a doctor. There is no way in which this can be diagnosed over the net. ...Read more

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Been having right shoulder and neck pain along with a tickle deep in my throat causing a dry cough. bending over i can feel a pulse in my neck & head?

Been having right shoulder and neck pain along with a tickle deep in my throat causing a dry cough. bending over i can feel a pulse in my neck & head?

Uncertain could be: Uncertain where it comes from. Consider neck evaluation to see if there is nerve compression. The throat irritation could be vagus nerve compression. The pulse could be from the neck to the inner ear . You will need an evaluation, history and physical, studies of the neck and the brain depending on what your evaluation shows. There may be a simple solution but will depend on you data. ...Read more

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My throat has been sore for 4 days now very scratcy and a very bad dry cough and my neck is swollen and hurts when i touch it and my ears hurt as well?

My throat has been sore for 4 days now very scratcy and a very bad dry cough and my neck is swollen and hurts when i touch it and my ears hurt as well?

Exam: You must be examined and have a quick strpt test. This sounds like it may be a bacterial sore throat. Please call for an appintment or go to UC clinic. ...Read more

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2 months dry cough, swollen and painful part on the neck and armpit but its gone now,, then after taking some antibiotic, i have discovered to have thrush in my tongue and starting to have diarrhea.. im getting paranoid over this.. what could this be?

2 months dry cough, swollen and painful part on the neck and armpit but its gone now,, then after taking some antibiotic, i have discovered to  have thrush in my tongue and starting to have diarrhea.. im getting paranoid over this.. what could this be?

See a doctor: It's probably best to get checked out properly as your symptoms raise my concern. It's unclear what those 2 months worth of symptoms were - in the Philippines TB lymphadenitis (TB of the lymph nodes) is somewhat common. What antibiotic did you take? The thrush and diarrhea likely relate to that antibiotic you took-but to be sure you should get thoroughly checked out. God bless. ...Read more

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I noticed I have a swollen lymph on the back of my neck just before the hairline should I be worried? I've had a dry cough since last week with body aches and a sore throat. My cough has calmed down a bit my body aches are gone my throat still hurts a lit

I noticed I have a swollen lymph on the back of my neck just before the hairline should I be worried? I've had a dry cough since last week with body aches and a sore throat. My cough has calmed down a bit my body aches are gone my throat still hurts a lit

Are : Are we sure this is a lymph node? An isolated lymph node in the suboccipital area would be unusual unless there were inflammatory/infectious processes of the posterior scalp skin or very rarely spread of skin cancers. Did it appear at the time of your other symptoms or has it possibly been present for some time and you now just noticed it. Sebaceous cysts (blocked oil glands) or small lipomas (fatty tumors-benign) can be mistaken for a lymph node. If it persists beyond 3-4 weeks it would be reasonable to have it looked at. If it remains swollen and tender (not usually a characteristic of a malignant lymph node) a course of appropriate antiobiotics and short term oral steroids wouldn't be inappropriate. ...Read more

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I have had a sore throat dry cough fatigue and a swelling in my neck for two weeks and its not getting better what can this be ?

I have had a sore throat dry cough fatigue and a swelling in my neck for two weeks and its not getting better what can this be ?

Infection: Could be flu, could be a bacterial infection needing antibiotics, could be a viral infection which antibiotics would not help. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dry Cough (Definition)

Dry cough is a non-productive cough in which sputum/ ...Read more