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Im having pain when I move my neck in a left, downward motion.

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I'm having pain when I move my neck in a left, downward motion. On the underside of my jaw line on the left side is a hard not-moving lump. It's not a circlular lump but instead feels like an oval or maybe a muscle but I don't feel the same thing on the other side.It's about 1 inch long. It's located more towards the side of my neck, not the middle. My cheeks are flushed but I don't seem to have a fever. It Any idea what this could be?

I've recieved one answer but I want to check again because I believe I gave a somewhat inaccurate description or maybe not a full enough description.
Thoughts?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 4 years ago.

Dear customer,

I am Dr.Charles and I'm happy to help with your question today.I need the following information from you,so that I can provide you the complete & best answer:


Do you have history of recent infection?

Is there any other known medical illness?

Have you undergone any tests so far?

I am online and is waiting for your reply.

Kind Regards-
Dr. Charles





Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Do you have history of recent infection? I've had an ongoing tonsil infection.

Is there any other known medical illness? I have bulimia nervosa

Have you undergone any tests so far? No
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 4 years ago.

Dear Blair,

Thanks for the valuable info you had given.I've taken a close look at your question & the reply and come up with the following answer:

The symptoms you have described is most probably due to enlarged lymph node.

Lymph node infection is called Lymphadenitis.It is a common complication of certain
bacterial infections such as streptococcus or staphylococcus.A biopsy and
culture of the affected area or node may reveal the cause of the inflammation.

You need following tests:

-Complete blood count(CBC)

-Fine needle aspiration cytology(FNAC)

-Antinuclear antibody tests


-Autoantibody tests

-X-ray


Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) may be done.In this technique, a thin, hollow
needle is inserted into the mass/lump to extract cells that will be examined
under a microscope. based on this the exact diagnosis can be made.

As you are having an ongoing tonsil infection,this can be the most probable cause of your enlarged lymph nodes.

Antibiotics may be prescribed if a bacterial infection is confirmed.The lymph node lump will subside by its own as the infection will get cured.

There is nothing serious about this.

Hope this helped

Your satisfaction is my prime goal and I'm happy to answer any follow-up questions you may have.Please feel free to ask if you
have any other question.


Thank you for using just answer website.


Kind Regards-
Dr Charles



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Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 4 years ago.
Hi Blair,

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

Have you consulted your doctor?
Were you prescribed for antibiotics?

Let me know,
Dr.Charles
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I found your answer very helpful. The swelling is gone and I have scheduled an appointment for the 8th of April.

Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for the appreciation & using just answer website.

Kind Regards-
Dr Charles