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What is the cause for swelling in the lower skull after swimming?

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Posted on Tue, 1 May 2012
Question: looking for a Dr. to read my neck x-rays and tell me what he thinks.Have a little swelling at the lower base of my skull to the top of my shoulders happened after swimming and I got these x-rays I do not understand
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Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh (56 minutes later)
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

Please send your X-reports at YYYY@YYYY with sub: “ATTN Dr Jasvinder singh” so that I can have a look at your x-ray reports and it will help me in understanding your condition better.

You can also attach the x-ray reports with this query on the forum itself.

Waiting for your reports.
Regards.









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Follow up: Dr. Jasvinder Singh (26 hours later)
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Answered by Dr. Jasvinder Singh (8 hours later)
Hello,

Thanks for writing back and sending the x-ray reports.

I have gone through your reports and from the reports it is clear that there is no problem with the spine. The swelling below the skull and top of shoulders is a soft tissue swelling.

Lipoma is a common possibility to present as a swelling on this area. It is located just under your skin, is soft and doughy to touch and less than 2 inches (5 centimeters) in diameter, but they can grow larger. They can be painful if they grow and press on nearby nerves.

The other possible causes are subcutaneous tumors or some nodular subcutaneous fat. I will suggest an ultrasound or MRI of the area for a more confirmatory diagnosis.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.
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What is the cause for swelling in the lower skull after swimming?

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

Please send your X-reports at YYYY@YYYY with sub: “ATTN Dr Jasvinder singh” so that I can have a look at your x-ray reports and it will help me in understanding your condition better.

You can also attach the x-ray reports with this query on the forum itself.

Waiting for your reports.
Regards.