Swelling In The Neck

Swelling or lump in the neck is called neck mass. Some conditions that can result in neck swellings are infectious mononucleosis, thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cyst, goiter, tonsillitis, Hodgkin's disease, thyroid cancer, and lymph node enlargement.

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What causes low-grade fever with swelling of glands in the neck for three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a low-grade fever for three months. I have three or four lumps on the left breast. There is a swollen gland in my neck and under my jaw. It swells and gets smaller. I have pain in my left shoulder and it crunches when I move it. I also have pain in my left elbow without injuries. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have night sweats, weight loss, and fever, then you need to worry about leukemia, lymphoma, mycobacterial infection, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and autoimmune disease. You need to do a peripheral smear, ANA (antinuclear antibody) with differentiation, ly...  Read Full »

How can I manage sore throat and difficulty in swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-years-old female. I am pretty healthy and have an average weight. I had a sore throat for two days, and it was extremely hard to swallow due to swelling to the point I could barely eat solid food. It is not scratchy, and I do not have a cough or fever. I went to the urgent ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Wilfred

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your diagnosis is acute follicular tonsillitis. Usually, this is caused by strep; other bacteria responsible are Hemophilus and Moraxella. Starting an antibiotic at this stage helps in early recovery....  Read Full »

My CT shows multiple subcentimeter nodules in thyroid. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed a swelling on my neck a while back. It has been that swollen for a while now, more than six months. It is not going down and sometimes there is a pain when I am more active. I am starting to get concerned with it as it is not going down. I had a CT scan about three months bac...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see that there is fullness on the right side of the neck in the picture. In the CT scan images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I find there are few lymph nodes on the sides of your neck but probably because of the small size, your report does not ...  Read Full »

I am 18 years old. Why do I have high blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor,My blood pressure is 150/90 mmHg and my age is 18 years and there is a pain in the neck and at the top of the head. Please help me. Currently, I am taking Arbitel 250.  Read Full »

Dr. Idowu Olalekan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I noticed that you have grade 1 obesity (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You will need to give more history, for example, do you have a family history of hypertension. The neck swelling needs to be evaluated to rule out a thyrotoxicosis.   Read Full »

Are the symptoms related to strep throat?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an itchy throat that appeared after headaches, fatigue, and nausea. I have pink bumps on the back of my throat only and they cause me to cough and feel an itchy sensation in my throat. At first I thought that my mouth was just dry or I had a cold but I have never had bumps on jus...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like pills induced pharyngitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Iron pills can cause pill esophagitis as theses can be stuck along anywhere up to the stomach. If you have any fever, you can take some soothing lozenges, Cepacol (Benzocaine and M...  Read Full »

When I woke up, I found a tender lymph node on the right side of the neck. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, When I woke up, I found a tender lymph node on the right side of the neck under the jawline three days ago. The pain has gotten slightly better but is still swollen. I have no other symptoms. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you check the mouth, throat, tonsils, and skin near the lymph nodes for infection. Lymph nodes act as filters to isolate infections and are a protective response by the body. I also suggest you gargle your mouth with warm salt water for ten days and brush y...  Read Full »

My mother has swelling with pain, redness, and pus discharge in the neck. What is the treatment plan?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 68 years old and has swelling in the neck for the past 10 days. It appears red and she has pain. Is it a lymph node or soft tissue swelling? There is no history of trauma or injury. I have attached the pictures. She took tablet Zifi CV 200 and tablet Zerodol SP twice daily aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like the swelling has started as cellulitis and formed an abscess now. If there is no pain, the inflammation might be due to probable antibioma. The treatment plan includes incision an...  Read Full »

What can be done for a lump on the neck of a 5 year old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 year old son has a lump on his neck. He had a similar lump about two years back, but it disappeared. The size of the lump is a little bigger this time. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lump in the neck is due to an enlarged lymph node caused by an infection. If the node is enlarged, then a course of antibiotic has to be given after consulting a pediatrician. If it responds to the antibiotics, then nothing more is required. But if the lump is increasi...  Read Full »

Does thyroid disorder cause swelling of the body if medicine intake is discontinued?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is above 50. I have thyroid disorder for many years. I used to take Thyroxine. I am not taking any medicine right now. My body has swelled, especially my neck and the ankles. I also have a severe cough and weakness. Kindly help me to correct my thyroid disorder.  Read Full »

Dr. Suhail Ahmad Khanday

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know the dose of Thyroxine (Levothyroxine) you were taking earlier, and did you stop taking Thyroxine on your own, or your doctor stopped it. Also, please give me your menstrual history. The thyroid hormone regulates the body's metabolism, and once it is defic...  Read Full »

I have a swelling on the right side of the neck. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My lymph node on the right side of my neck is swollen. I also have some swelling on the both sides of the back of my neck. It is hurting badly.  I have been on antibiotics for months, and it has been the same. It is very hard to see in a picture, but you can see and feel it in person. It...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you have to get an appointment with a dentist and find out if any tooth is involved, which may be causing an abscess, inflammation of the nodes and swelling in the neck. The teeth have to be extracted or get root canal treatment for it. If the dentist says that...  Read Full »

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