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What could swelling in my neck and pain in my upper sholder area mean?

What could swelling in my neck and pain in my upper sholder area mean?

Get it checked: It may just be a sore muscle but it can also be a problem in a gland. It is always better to get things like this examined by your medical doctor oy your dentist. ...Read more

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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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Left lateral neck swelling: 'nothing found on US but radiologist wants me seen again by GP'. Sweats, fevers, +malaise, 9+ mos. What could this mean?

Left lateral neck swelling: 'nothing found on US but radiologist wants me seen again by GP'. Sweats, fevers, +malaise, 9+ mos. What could this mean?

Enlarged lymph nodes: These lumps may represent enlarged lymph nodes in response to an infection nearby. They should go slowly back to normal if you are being treated for such like with antibiotics, otherwise the cause can be chronic infection or tumor mass of different origin ...Read more

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Left side of neck swelling goes away when laying down then starts swelling when i get up. What could this be?

Left side of neck swelling goes away when laying down then starts swelling when i  get up. What could this be?

Vascular malf: This could be a vascular malformation - for example a venous malformation that is swelling when dependent. See your physician for a good history and physical to determine exactly what you have. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden neck swelling?

What could cause sudden neck swelling?

Many things: The list of answers to your question is so long it cannot be explained here. Causes range from strep throat or other infection to allergic reaction to swollen lymph nodes or goiter. If the neck swelling causes trouble breathing, that is an emergency. If not, it may not be emergent, but you should probably start by seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get neck swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get neck swelling?

Neck swelling: A numer of condition cause neck masses, swelling, or limps. Lymph nodes are all over the neck, enlarge to help fight local infections. Thyroglossal cysts can get infected, small lump becoming larger and tender. Goiter, swelling of the thyroid, can get very large. Thyroid and cancer in the lymph nodes, and other sources of swelling are possible. Get any swelling checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am i having neck problems and neck swelling after abruptly ending effexor (venlafaxine)?

Why am i having neck problems and neck swelling after abruptly ending effexor (venlafaxine)?

Discontinuation : Stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) abruptly can cause many physical symptoms and is rarely recommended. Go to www. Effexor (venlafaxine). Com to read about the symptoms. I don't quite understand what you mean by swelling in your neck. If that is a separate issue, you may need to see your doctor for further evaluation of that. It could be tight muscles from suddenly stopping an anti anxiety med which Effexor (venlafaxine) is also. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Team Approach: Swelling can often occur with whiplash injuries. It is wise to have a team of providers, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a massage therapist. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see for neck swelling?

Which type of doctor should I see for neck swelling?

Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, severe fluid overload, sepsis, etc. Swelling is a very non-specific finding and has so many causes that identifying the cause takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then starting with your family doc should give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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Facial and neck swelling that relates to the side i lay down on example lay with left side on the pillow left side swells ?

Facial and neck swelling that relates to the side i lay down on example lay with left side on the pillow left side swells ?

Face swelling: It sounds like something is causing excess fluid in the tissues of the face and neck, which moves with gravity to the lowest side when you lay down and still. Causes may include allergic reactions, infections of the teeth or sinuses, kidney disease, blockages to the veins in the neck, etc. If this finding persists more than a day or two, get it checked out by a physician. ...Read more