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    What causes swelling in the left side of the neck?

Posted on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 in Lump
Question: I have swelling on the left side of my neck. Like a 1/2 of tangerine. It swells with stress. I had an ultrasound and it was clear. I am looking for general guidance. My internal med dr says it's no big deal, clear US. But I see it now and I am thinking Accupuncture?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Different reasons for neck swelling, give necessary details please .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are many reasons for the swelling neck .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Swelling - duration , progress , pain , location in left neck exactly .
2. Associated symptoms if any as fever , weight alterations , cough .
3. If possible and no objection take a high resolution photograph in the camera
and upload it herewith for better understanding of the case .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 12 minutes later
Swelling appears above my collar bone- left side at base of neck when stressed. Size of 1/2 tangerine
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Unless the confirm diagnosis,accupuncture not recommended.

Detailed Answer:
Hello welcome

* If only appears when stress , I do not think role of accupuncture .

* Further questions

- Able to see clearly protruding above the surface when stress then in that case ,
can take a pic immediately .
- Any association with shouting , coughing .
- Eating , drinking difficulty if any .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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