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I recently overcame a bacterial infection three weeks ago

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I recently overcame a bacterial infection three weeks ago which I was prescribed Bactrim. This past week I happened to catch the flu. I was prescribed Tamiflu and all my symptoms were gone Sunday morning. This morning I woke up with my left side of my neck swollen just above the collarbone. It is not painful nor do I have any other symptoms. I'm wondering what it may be?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: The swelling recently occurred and no ma'am there are no other symptoms or issues.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No ma'am I had urine test and blood test ran this last time and everything came back normal.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Hello!
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I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

How large is the swelling?

Is it firm or soft?

Does it move?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It is soft and about 1 1/2" and has an air pocket feel. I am a 36 yr old male
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I was also vomiting for a day while battling the flu
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for all the information,
I am sorry for your symptoms.
Swelling in that area can be from a few causes.

It can be congested vein.
Fatty tissue collection or lipoma can be there.
An allergy, bite can be other issues.
Swollen lymph node.can occur here but it is firm in nature not like air pockets.
You can wait & watch.
If you develop pain or the swelling continues to increase, you need to get an examination by doctor in person.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your early recovery.
Please rate my answer excellent if you are satisfied with it.
Regards.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you very much
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 11 months ago.

You are always welcome.
If you are satisfied, please click on 5 star rating.
Best wishes.