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What Causes Swelling In The Left Side Of The Neck?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Question: I have a painful swollen gland on my left side of my neck..
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
can be lymph node,salivary gland inflammation,infected boil.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Charlee ,

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* The painful swollen gland on left side of your neck may be
- lymph node - salivary gland inflammation - infected boil - other .

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

1. Gland - size , exact location , consistency , any movement with hand possible
duration , progress since appearance .
2. Is there any change in color , temperature of the overlying skin .
3. Is there systemic features with this as ear ache , cough , fever or else .
4. If visible outside and possible to take a photo pic then kindly provide it as
an attachment in follow up conversation .

Awaiting for your details .
Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (4 hours later)
Here are the answers to your questions:
1. I sent a picture to you of the area that is swollen. It's about the size of a strawberry. It hasn't changed much since this morning except it doesn't hurt quite as much.
2. No change in color. Temp same as other side.
3. No ear ache, cough, or fever.
4. I sent a picture
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Lymph node more likely. no picture available till now .

Detailed Answer:
Dear Charlee

Thanks for the details .

* Till this narration , lymph node swelling is more likely .

But there is no picture attachment present here , if you are finding difficulty , you can have assistance with customer care team of the website or can send it to my email YYYY@YYYY without any difficulty .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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What Causes Swelling In The Left Side Of The Neck?

Brief Answer: can be lymph node,salivary gland inflammation,infected boil. Detailed Answer: Hello Charlee , Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * The painful swollen gland on left side of your neck may be - lymph node - salivary gland inflammation - infected boil - other . Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely . 1. Gland - size , exact location , consistency , any movement with hand possible duration , progress since appearance . 2. Is there any change in color , temperature of the overlying skin . 3. Is there systemic features with this as ear ache , cough , fever or else . 4. If visible outside and possible to take a photo pic then kindly provide it as an attachment in follow up conversation . Awaiting for your details . Regards .