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What causes lump in the side of neck with swollen blood vessel under tongue?

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I woke up in the middle of the night with what felt like a golf ball sized lump in the side of my neck. Now, 10 hours later, the swelling in my neck is down but I have a swollen blood vessel under my tongue on the same side as the lump in my neck...
Posted Thu, 2 Jan 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Please refer to the following answers... Detailed Answer: Hi, The golf size lump you felt in the side of your neck has not come out as quickly as within a night. Perhaps you: - have been noticing that for some time - have had any flu-like or common cold syndrome recently To my opinion, the lump you are having would be related to: - infection of the saliva glands - possible calculus in the saliva glands - any throat or ear infection - possible teeth root infection So, I'd suggest to consult an ENT specialist for further evaluation and proper treatment. You might need to take: - oral antibiotic - anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen,etc) - take good oral hygiene All the best! Dr.Alba Feel free to ask me again if you have further questions!
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Follow-up: What causes lump in the side of neck with swollen blood vessel under tongue? 2 hours later
I'm thinking it has to do with more a muscle dehydration. In the last couple of months I've also had awoken to terrible knot in my back (one particular muscle), that only lasted the day. A hip muscle pain, again only lasting a day. And a slight flare up of gout in my knee. Also one day. The part about last night that worries me is it' location in the neck, and the swollen blood vessel under the tongue. Absolutely no pain with the golf ball and yes it came that sudden and here it is 14 hours after first feeling it and it is only feeling like a nickel sized wafer...and only when I press on it. Simply a presence, not a pain. Of note: I have excellent oral hygiene, and have not had the flu in a couple of years.
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 27 minutes later
Brief Answer: Pls send a photo of swollen tongue blood-vessels. Detailed Answer: Hi, If this is your case, then, most probably it might be related to: - possible salivary gland infection or calculus - muscle spasm due to dehydration, vitamins deficiency or gout If the swollen blood vessel under your tongue is not resolved within a couple of days, I'd suggest to: - consult an ENT specialist - measure the blood electrolytes - check the levels of uric acid in the blood - start antibiotic treatment - drink more water - take otc o.r.s It could be of help if you could send a picture of your swollen vessels in your tongue. All the best! Dr.Alba Feel free to ask me other questions you might have! If you are satisfied with my answer, please close this thread and kindly rate my answer! Thank you!
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