Swelling Of The Back Of The Neck And Shoulders?
Hello doctor, I’m a 24-year-old woman. My right back neck appeared as a small lump as big as a marble. Previously my neck also hurt when moved towards the right, so I could not feel the right neck if touched. The pain spread to my shoulders, and after I touched my shoulder there was also a lump the next day. Before the lump appeared, my throat hurt like a symptom of inflammation (I thought the symptoms of flu but always did not become flu), then fever only at night, and often cramped in the right calf when sleeping. I have been like this before, but not until a bump appears, only the neck hurts when moved. Until high fever, I finally decided to see a doctor and was given anti-inflammatory medication. My work activities have been increasing lately, my hours of sleep are also falling apart. Is this also the effect of my increased activity? but when I rest well, the symptoms of the pain have not subsided. What kind of symptoms do I need to see this doctor directly? because it has been there for two weeks with the symptoms I mentioned earlier. Thank you, hopefully you will be able to answer.
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To find out whether your activity affects the onset of this complaint or not, the cause of this complaint must be ascertained in advance, because your complaint can be caused by a body's reaction to an infection that previously arose, disruption of neck and shoulder muscle movements, infection of the lymph nodes, and others. There are several possible causes that can be compounded by excessive activity and also the condition of lack of rest because these conditions can cause a decrease in endurance. Basically the slightest complaint you feel, you should immediately consult a doctor in order to get treatment earlier so that your disease does not get worse. If you wait until there are certain symptoms that are quite severe, then it might already indicate the presence of other diseases or complications of the disease that are more severe than before. So it is strongly recommended that your complaint be consulted immediately with your doctor to get an examination and the right treatment, and if needed you may be referred to a surgeon to get the maximum therapy. In the meantime, if possible, increase your rest time and reduce activities that you feel are quite heavy and worsen your complaints. Also avoid doing pressure or other efforts made alone or not by the doctor to remove the lump because it can only aggravate the condition of the lump. If it helps, you can also take over-the-counter immune enhancement supplements according to the dosage on the packaging. I hope this helps.