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Doctor insights on: What Causes Fat Rolls In The Neck

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Cause of fat pad at base of neck?

Cause of fat pad at base of neck?

Variable: It can be just a spot of accumulation of fat in overweight people but can sometimes be associated with cushing's syndrome which is an excess of cortisol and can have various causes. ...Read more

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What causes a pad of fat to develop at the back base of the neck?

What causes a pad of fat to develop at the back base of the neck?

Corticosteroids: Increase in corticosteroids, either endogenous or administered as medication, can cause a "buffalo hump". ...Read more

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How often does poor posture cause a fat pad to develop on the back of the neck right at top of back?(bottom of neck)

How often does poor posture cause a fat pad to develop on the back of the neck right at top of back?(bottom of neck)

Not really: Poor posture can cause spine issues over a long long time. If there is a "fat pad", it needs to be checked and confirmed by ur pcp. This could b a sign if medical condition. Call ur doctor and have it checked out. ...Read more

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Sleeping on side brings pressure on one shoulder and thick pillow causes neck to be out of alignment, please advice what's the right position 4 me?

Sleeping on side brings pressure on one shoulder and thick pillow causes neck to be out of alignment, please advice what's the right position 4 me?

Need examination: You need a good examination to determine the cause of your symptoms. You are too young for degenerative conditions of the shoulder and neck. Neck or shoulder injuries could be responsible for ligament injuries in the neck and shoulders. The treatment could entail physical therapy and exercises. So see your pcp or a good physical therapist. ...Read more

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What causes fluid retention in the space between the clavicle and neck? My endo says its fat but it comes & goes. I'm 127# and 5'4". Ddx?

What causes fluid retention in the space between the clavicle and neck?  My endo says its fat but it comes & goes. I'm 127# and 5'4". Ddx?

I agree with your: Endocrinologist. You have ideal body weight and if u have no other issues such as hypertension, diabetes and elevated lipids, this fatty tissue is benign. This is not fluid and this area is not a common location for fluid collection. People with cushing's (elevated adrenal steroids) develop 'buffalo hump' where swelling is in the upper back of the area you're describing. Take care! ...Read more

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Sml rt sd bochdalek hernia cont fat-nthng protrudng on ct. Pain& fullness mid+rt ribs esp post-pran. Choke feelng-rt neck. Cld hernia cause? Go 2 er?

Sml rt sd bochdalek hernia cont fat-nthng protrudng on ct. Pain& fullness mid+rt ribs esp post-pran. Choke feelng-rt neck. Cld hernia cause? Go 2 er?

Unrelated: The bochdalek hernia is not related to the other symptoms, and has likely been there since birth. These are fairly commonly found on ct scans, and are almost always a symptomatic. They can cause symptoms when bowel is protruding in to the chest, and even then sometimes remain without symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes thick phlegm in throat and chest which is chronic?

What causes thick phlegm in throat and chest which is chronic?

PND: What you're describing could be several things. But the first thing that comes to mind is post nasal drip. It can become quite thick and cause a lot of clear phlegm expectoration. If you find yourself clearing your throat constantly. It may well be this. You should see your pcp in case its something more severe. ...Read more

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I have a yellow thick line in inside of white of my left eye. What causes this? Thyroid?

I have a yellow thick line in inside of white of my left eye. What causes this? Thyroid?

Pingueculum: Hard to know without a picture but it sounds like a pingueculum which is a benign growth. ...Read more

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If I have a large soft palate that is too close to the throat, when thick mucus runs over the palate it causes gagging. Any suggestions on how to fix?

If I have a large soft palate that is too close to the throat, when thick mucus runs over the palate it causes gagging.  Any suggestions on how to fix?

See an ENT doctor: I would visit with a specialist on that, or at least start with your primary care doctor. They can determine if your soft palate is too large. They may be able to assist you with the thick mucus as well. Please see the doctor. ...Read more

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Any idea what causes thick mucus in my throat causing me to clear my throat constantly iv'e had this problem since my teens I'm now 63?

Any idea what causes thick mucus in my throat causing me to clear my throat constantly iv'e had this problem since my teens I'm now 63?

PND Likely: Assuming you are a non-smoker and you do not have an obstructive pulmonary disease and/or are not referring to sputum... More than likely pnd- post nasal drip (allergies or anatomic issue with your septum or sinuses). ...Read more

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I always seem to get sore throats and thick mucus in my throat in the winter, esp. In the mornings when I wake up. What could cause this?

I always seem to get sore throats and thick mucus in my throat in the winter, esp. In the mornings when I wake up. What could cause this?

Heating system?: If it only happens in the winter, it can be your heating dries out the air which dries your airway, causes mucus do dry and thicken and throat tissues to dry and get irritated. Try using a cool-misting humidifier in your bedroom. ...Read more

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My son has a recurring lump in his throat. Sometimes it cause him to be unable to breathe. He bark coughs constantly and brings up thick white mucus.

My son has a recurring lump in his throat. Sometimes it cause him to be unable to breathe. He bark coughs constantly and brings up thick white mucus.

If he's school age,: It can be from medical causes like allergies/asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders with chronic vocal tics or primary mental health disorders with anxiety & globus pharyngeus with or without gastroesophageal reflux. See his pediatrician for a history & physical that will determine what studies & referrals he needs. ...Read more

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I have constant mucus in my throat. It's thick & clear. Causes 'brain fog.' I'm a smoker and live in a polluted city. What can I do to cure this?

Unrelated: There is no way that mucus in your throat could cause "brain fog," whatever you mean by that. Also, what do you mean by "polluted"? Any pollution in your environment is insignificant compared to pollution of your body by smoking. I'm sure you already know that smoking is bad for your entire body and you should quit. I would start there. You have to face this squarely & be honest with yourself. ...Read more

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I am feeling that there is a thick saliva forming in my throat that causes the wheezing. Is there a cure for wheezing?

I am feeling that there is a thick saliva forming in my throat that causes the wheezing. Is there a cure for wheezing?

Pulmonologist: Wheezing is a lower respiratory disease caused by at least 2 problems. One is increased mucus production of the tracheo-bronchial tree and the other is spasm or increased activity of the bronchial musculature which narrows the airway. When incoming air is inhaled, the sound made traversing this blocked lower airway is wheezing. A pulmonologist or allergist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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I currently have strep throat and have been on antibiotics for 2 days. I just coughed up THICK red and yellowish mucus. Could this be caused by strep?

I currently have strep throat and have been on antibiotics for 2 days. I just coughed up THICK red and yellowish mucus. Could this be caused by strep?

Yes: This can be caused by the strep. Continue the antibiotic for the full course recommended. Please add your age to your profile as that helps with determining a proper answer to your questions. ...Read more

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After eating, what causes a feeling of thick saliva to come up my throat to my mouth?

After eating, what causes a feeling of thick saliva to come up my throat to my mouth?

Maybe reflux: Miriam6, you may be experiencing gastric reflux disease (gerd) where the muscle that's supposed to seal the top of your stomach may not be functioning correctly. Acid gets back up toward your mouth and your body may be producing extra saliva to counteract it. Or you may not be able to describe the feeling of acid where it doesn't belong so it feels like thick saliva. Talk to your primary doc. ...Read more

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What would cause you to have a thick clear to white mucus in your throat if sinuses and chest x-rays are normal. Only happens after eating, laying dwn?

What would cause you to have a thick clear to white mucus in your throat if sinuses and chest x-rays are normal. Only happens after eating, laying dwn?

Look at diet: Certain foods in your diet can produce phlegm, which is basically mucus. Sweet foods, chocolates, desserts, breads, pasta, anything with gluten, can do this. So you may need a clinical nutritionist to intervene, and help you. Also, not having enough hydration can potentially cause it. Work with your doctor to address this, and you'll be satisfied. ...Read more

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Can too much barium intake for example 6 -32oz barium smoothies and two 8oz of the thick barium cause throat pain & swelling, nausea, weakness?

Can too much barium intake for example 6 -32oz barium smoothies and two 8oz of the thick barium cause throat pain & swelling, nausea, weakness?

Strange question: I'm not really sure what you mean by this question. Barium smoothies are used for imaging the intestines or the upper digestive tract. They do have side effects which can include those you're concerned about. If you have intestinal problems and have had multiple studies over a long period and have consumed this it's probably okay. If you're drinking this for fun stop immediately. ...Read more

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What causes a sore throat, mouth yellow in color, thick phlegm in throat? This has been going on for over a month.

What causes a sore throat, mouth yellow in color, thick phlegm in throat? This has been going on for over a month.

That's a long time: Mono is from the EBV virus, and can cause swollen glands and big tonsils. Strep throat can do the same thing, but strep throat needs antibiotics. Some other infections can cause similar symptoms. Sinus infections can drip cloudy mucus down the throat. This all means that a trip to the doctor would be wise. Be sure to tell the doctor if one has recreational activities like oral sex. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? My mouth has been pretty dry for over 24 hours, been clearing thick mucous from throat. Drinking plenty of water

Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? My mouth has been pretty dry for over 24 hours, been clearing thick mucous from throat. Drinking plenty of water

Possibly: If the post-nasal drips are very salty, then you may end up with a sensation of dry throat like after swallowing a mouthful of seawater. On the other hand, your dry mouth may also be from nasal congestion leading to mouth breathing. You need to get checked out for possible sinus infection as well if the problem persists for more than 10 days or gets worse in the interim. ...Read more