Swelling In The Middle Neck Accompanied By Headaches And Ringing In The Ears?
Good night. I am 24 years old, have experienced swollen glands in the middle neck since high school with a size of about 1 cm and not sick. 2.5 months ago there was another swollen gland in the neck area under the ear with other additional symptoms: dizziness on the right / left or full, feeling of fullness in the right ear and sometimes ringing, right eyeballs felt more depressed, sometimes sore throat, pain neck shoulder muscles. What I know is, I’m allergic to eggs, and I’m not sure if there are any other allergies. Before the swollen glands, I often had skin problems (itchy red rashes and hardened skin) when the seasons change. Previously I also several times biduran, and do not know what the cause. The right nasal cavity also has an adenoid mass that often makes the nose clogged and slimy. For the past 2.5 months, I’ve noticed that the swelling sometimes shrinks / enlarges depending on the food I consume. The biggest cause is junk food, then chicken and its derivatives. I have taken amoxilin, and there is no effect. Then I was given cetirizin, but there was still a red rash coming out on the body. The next control was added methylprednisolone (still with cetirizine), and the swelling diminished. But there are small blood spots under the skin (not many) without a rash. After the methylprednisolone is used up, the new gland begins to swell again. A few years before I often had low back pain and tingling. Low back pain is thought to be due to hyperlordosis, but now the backbone is normal. Almost every day I consume vit B as well to treat tingling. I also often experience digestive problems since childhood. What I want to ask: 1. Is what I experience related to autoimmune? 2. How fast does the autoimmune effect look / feel? The internist who examined me said autoimmune was marked by butterfly rash, trembling, hand deformity, black bowel movements, kidney / lung / heart damage. Doesn’t such a sign need a long time? If that is the case, does that mean that most autoimmune sufferers have only been detected after many years and have been severely affected? Do I need to make sure the swollen glands that have existed since high school? The size tends to be the same. But now added to the new swelling and sink size arise. Doctors previously suspected it was a tumor / lymphoma. But it is ambiguous because there are immune reactions involved. Sorry for the extension. Thank you very much for the answer 🙂
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. The condition you are experiencing is quite complex and has been happening for a long time, so in terms of the possibility of illness, there is a lot that can happen. This is because all of the symptoms you mentioned can eventually be grouped into two large groups, namely that they could all originate from one continuous disease, or from two or more diseases that occur close to time. Two or more diseases that cause the possibility to be widened, because it is not impossible for a person to get two diseases together.
Apart from that, in the end to find out the conditions that you experience are included in the possibility which, must be examined directly with the help of supporting examinations. So the steps you take regularly to check yourself to a specialist doctor are quite right. As for the autoimmune disease that your doctor mentioned with all the symptoms it is more precisely lupus or SLE. Autoimmune disease itself is not the name of one particular disease, but the name of diseases that occur due to immune system disorders that attack themselves. For reactions or symptoms do not have to wait long, and do not have to appear all, so that the possibility can be even more.
Our advice to you now, is to ask the doctor what you should do next, what checks you can do, what treatment options you have, if the treatment has to be postponed for what reason, and if there is something out of competence ( like a doctor of internal medicine naturally can not handle the problem of mass in the nose because it's the ability of ENT doctors), where you should be referred. A doctor can not handle the disease can occur, especially if faced with conditions that are rare and complex, but as a patient, you still have the right to know everything about the disease, including the limitations of the doctor or hospital in handling so that patients do not feel released so only and know what to expect from his condition now.
This is important because we cannot help you much because we do not check you directly. The final determinant of your condition is the doctor who treats you directly. By asking the doctor clearly, you can know what you can do next, and how you can behave towards the disease, because there are indeed diseases that cannot be cured, symptoms can only be suppressed. Then, if the doctor is unable to explain to you, our advice is that you should seek a second opinion with other specialist doctors, especially immunology doctors who do deal with immune issues. So, hopefully answering your question.