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I have a small swelling on the right side of my neck near the carotid artery and I have already had one stroke and surgery. It's not a hard knot?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Go see ur Family Doc

That small swelling on side of your neck could be caused by infection, swollen gland, cancer, scar, reaction to suture material, etc.
Bottom line, rather than speculate, go see your Family Doc for examination. Also work w/your doc to optimize stroke risk factors, eg atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar etc, to prevent 2nd one. And learn FAST acronym: http://goo.gl/2Q7GKE

In brief: Go see ur Family Doc

That small swelling on side of your neck could be caused by infection, swollen gland, cancer, scar, reaction to suture material, etc.
Bottom line, rather than speculate, go see your Family Doc for examination. Also work w/your doc to optimize stroke risk factors, eg atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar etc, to prevent 2nd one. And learn FAST acronym: http://goo.gl/2Q7GKE
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Dr. John Ricotta
YOU DO NOT SAY WHEN YOU HAD SURGERY OR WHETHER THE SWELLING IS ON THE SAME SIDE AS SURGERY.IF YOU THINK IT MAY BE RELATED TO THE SURGERY RETURN TO YOUR SURGEON FOR EVALUATION
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