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Suggest treatment for swelling in the neck

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Posted on Thu, 2 Feb 2017
Question: I have a swelling in my neck. It runs at the base of my neck, close to the jugular vein.

I went to my doctor and had a full blood test and I had an Ultra Sound test. Both proved normal. However, I can still feel a swelling and I know that it is there. I do not have any pain. Would drinking alcohol exasperate the situation?

I had the blood tests and Ultra-Scan just prior to Christmas 2016.
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
no alcohol should not cause any problem

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

If the ultrasound was normal, it is very unlikely that there is a significant swelling. There may be one, but it won't be of any clinical significance.

Hence, I don't think alcohol is going to have any effect on it.

Hope this helps.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (1 hour later)
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Doctor thank you for your reply.

There is some sensation, slight numbness, close to the site where the swelling is.
The swelling is not pronounced but can be felt when the area is palpated. It feels like a lump.

I have been massaging the general area of the neck from the Submandibular lymph nodes as far down to the Anterior Cervical lymph nodes. Would that account for me being aware of the slight discomfort in the area of the Anterior Cervical lymph nodes?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Massaging can cause this

Detailed Answer:
Yes, prolonged and repeated massaging can cause soreness and knotty feeling in that area, particularly in a sensitive area like neck. So I think that is the cause here.

As the ultrasound and blood tests are fine, there is nothing to worry.


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Brief Answer: no alcohol should not cause any problem Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. If the ultrasound was normal, it is very unlikely that there is a significant swelling. There may be one, but it won't be of any clinical significance. Hence, I don't think alcohol is going to have any effect on it. Hope this helps. Regards