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Why Is The Back Of My Neck Sore
My throat is sore but not in major pain. There's bumps on the back of my tongue near my tonsils. What is this?
Sore throat: It is the start of sore throat. The reasons can be allergy, irritation, viral , bacterial or std. You need quick mono & strep. Test. Also you should see your doctor if you have fever , difficulty in swallowing, hoarse voice, lymph node & if you are sexually active. Wish you good health. ...Read more
What does it mean when my ears and the back of my head at the base of my skull/top of my neck really hurts?
Could Be Many Things: If w. Fever, a # of different infectns in areas (diff parts of ear/skull or mastoid area and even spinal cord) poss related to your pain. Could be related to your blood vessel or vascular system, so important to check your blood pressure, or other vascular inflammatory cause. Hopefully just muscular tension, but best to see your doc asap to be sure it is nothing worrisome/dangerous. If bad g2 er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a swelling of some sort on my back right below the base of the neck.it doesn't hurt but is very noticeable. The back of my neck hurts.
The back of my tongue (left side) is extremely sore, it hurts to swallow. The pain is not in my throat, just in one side of my tongue. ?
Why my back of the neck is little bit black but my skin is white just the back of my neck is different?
Discolored Caucasian: Discolored Caucasian skin can be a sign of internal medical problems. I would seek the services of your internist or family practitioner first before referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more
There is swelling on the right side of my neck, next to my windpipe and near the base of my neck. It feels firm. I lack cold symptoms, what is it?
A few possibilities: An isolated, asymptomatic, firm neck mass is honestly somewhat concerning... This could be a thyroid mass, lymph node, or normal structure that you are just now noticing. It is statistically likely to be benign, but it is very important to get this checked out (could start with primary doctor or ent), especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more
Been having sore to touch spots on middle back of my head and back upper part of my head. What can it be or why is it happening/?
Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the name given to inflammation of hair follicles that can be caused by several factors. Folliculitis is a focal inflammation of the hair follicles. It looks like acne with little rings of inflammation surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. The result of folliculitis is a tender red spot, sometimes with a surface pustule. Staph is the most common bacteria causing this. ...Read more
I have sore pain on top of my head only when I touch it shoots to the back of my eyes.I also have neck pain back of neck ?
Consult your doctor: I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I would definitely go to visit your doctor. If you have had trauma to your head, there are a set of conditions to look for. If you have not had any trauma to your head, there are other things to consider. The pain in your neck is a separate issue. ...Read more
What can I take to soothe a sore throat. The back of my throat near my tonsils is sore and hurting along with my head in the back.
Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
Why is the whole left side of my head numb? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.
Numbness : Numbness is worrisome, especially unilateral (one sided) head numbness. You could be dealing with a nerve injury, spinal cord injury, herpes zoster, stroke, muscle tension, and even seizures. Honestly this type of problem requires an urgent medical evaluation. If you have not done so already seek medical attention right away. ...Read more
The left side of my neck is swollen and my lower back hurts when i bend down. What can be the cause of this?
Neck back pain: Not sure the two are related a swollen neck may be related to swollen lymph nodes ... See a doctor. ...Read more
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