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This evening just started feeling some pain in my neck

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This evening just started feeling some pain in my neck mostly right sided form bottom center up about 1-2 inches on right side feels tender/pain/maybe swollen. Pushing on left side makes the right side feel just as bad sometimes even worse.
No visible exterior swelling but feels like it under the skin. From pictures it seems to be a lymph node but I'm not sure.
About 1 1/2 weeks ago dentist injected the local into left jaw area and has been painful and was prescribed Medrol Dose Pack Just finished day 4 tomorrow 5 and last day Sunday. Something about the injection causing muscles to tighten up. Have been using ice packs, the Medrol and 800 mg Ibuprofen QID or so.
Headaches but they are caused because glasses are slightly to small and press against me.
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I think thats it.
Please advise....Thanks in advance
Baby ASA
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
There can be a few possible causes.
There can be a local inflammation.
This can cause tenderness.
A muscle strain is also possible.
You need to observe it now.
If you notice any swelling, lump, I would suggest to get it checked by doctor.
You are already taking pain medicines, antiinflammatories.
Now you can apply heat.
That can be soothing.
I hope this information helps.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No visible swelling just feeling under skin.

No Fever

Pressure hurts but also feels good at same time

Moving head in certain positions causes some discomfort

Now discomfort has spread to jawline but again pressing helps it

Doesn't feel like Mono or anything like that noticing some ear discomfort on that side as well..

Advise if ok to wait for PCP og go to Urgent Care or lastly the ER

Do you feel any pain inside the ear or any discharge from it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No discharge

I wouldn't say pain but discomfort for sure

Almost feels like it is full of something although my ears have been strange lately getting warm and such.

Yes feels like you put a drop in your ear but its not coming out

Ear infection would not cause lymph node enlargement or swelling in the back of neck.
You can wait to see PCP if the pain is not severe or if there is no other symp***** *****ke nausea, dizzy feeling.
If the pain gets intense or you develop other symptoms I would suggest to go to urgent care or ER.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Had slight nausea but no vomiting

Dizzy feeling can involve other other things as it has happens

Are these nausea, dizzy feeling new symptoms & did they start with the pain?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dizziness comes and goes

Nausea is recent addition but it hasnt caused difficulties

If those symptoms developed along with pain then I would suggest to have an examination in urgent care or ER.
Though there can be other causes as you are having other conditions but in new development of those symptoms, you need to be cautious.
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