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I have a pain on the left side of my neck below the ear and

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I have a pain on the left side of my neck below the ear and my mouth cannot form a whistle movement. I also have a lazy eye on the left as well.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 5 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I am currently online and able to help answer your questions. Are you available to chat?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Susan :

Hello- Is this "lazy eye" something new?

Customer:

yes just today

Dr. Susan :

Everything started acutely?

Dr. Susan :

Do you suffer from hypertension? diabetes? any other medical issues?

Dr. Susan :

Have you been sick recently?

Customer:

well no. last night i had some pain like a trapped nerve in my left shoulder

Dr. Susan :

and then you woke up with your current issues?

Customer:

yea but they seem to have deleloped througout the day

Dr. Susan :

do you have double vision?

Dr. Susan :

is your eye drifting in toward your nose or out?

Customer:

no just watery eyes and numb lips on the left side of my face

Dr. Susan :

What do you mean by "lazy"? the lid?

Customer:

yea it just feels heavy if that maes sense

Dr. Susan :

Can you smile? is your smile symmetric?

Customer:

I had an ear infection which is gone now but i used some drops last night just to clear it up

Customer:

yea i am fine that way

Dr. Susan :

So you just feel a sensation of heaviness but if I were to look at you I would not see any unusual in your appearance.

Customer:

well no not really although I can see my droopy left eye but not bad

Dr. Susan :

So you do have a droopy lid?

Customer:

just slight heavy over the lid but the lid is ok

Dr. Susan :

Is it at the same height as your other lid?

Customer:

yes. it is just the numb sensation in my upper and lower lips that is annoying in sofar ar I am slurping in order to drink any liquids

Dr. Susan :

I am worried that you may be having something serious going on. Especially with the neck pain- the nerves that innervate your lid and pupils run down along the blood vessels of your neck. Please get to an emergency room to be evaluated for a carotid dissection. This is a serious medical condition that needs immediate attention.

Customer:

thank you doctor

Dr. Susan :

I hope that I am wrong! Please keep me posted!!!

Customer:

will do

Dr. Susan :

Best of luck!

Customer:

good bye

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Dr. Susan :

I am sorry that I have worried you but it is better to be on the safe side than to be sorry!

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Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 5 years ago.
I have been thinking of your situation and I wanted to know if you were able to see a doctor. What was the diagnosis?