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Swollen painful neck

Hi my whole neck both sides and the front is so swollen and rock hard also my clavicle and the top of one breast and under one armpit all rock hard. Swollowing is becoming difficult and I feel breathless even when not moving. I am sick most days and have been having pain in my neck at the front, both sides, lower abdomen and back for a few weeks now.
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973741 tn?1342342773
So sorry to hear!  That's terrible and a lot.  Did you do anything?  Is this an injury?  Is your throat sore like strep?  Is it within your skin like cellulitis? Just trying to get a few more details.  The obvious question, this doesn't seem to be getting better --- considering a doctor?  Does ibuprofen help (as it reduces inflammation and is a pain reliever)?
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It’s my whole neck both sides and front and under my chin now too are rock hard and swollen I had penicillin but it’s done nothing the doctor just keep saying come back in two weeks each time
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It’s my whole neck both sides and front and under my chin now too are rock hard and swollen I had penicillin but it’s done nothing the doctor just keep saying come back in two weeks each time
973741 tn?1342342773
If you were on penicillin and it did nothing after 48 hours or so, then you should go back to the doctor then.  Penicillin has resistance associated to it and they will often use Augmentin if penicillin doesn't work because it has an added agent to it that makes it have much less resistance.  I wouldn't wait too weeks and call your doctor when it is 72 hours past when you started the antibiotics.  Is it your throat or your skin that is infected?
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Mean you have  strep throat or tonsillitis OR do you have cellulitis which is a staph/ or strep infection of the skin?
I had mastitis when this started so they did help for that I was on them for two weeks but since then is when my throat started to get hard also near my clavicle, breast and armpit. Pain too
Just got our the doctors got to have a camera down throat, bloods and ultrasound of throat. Colonoscopy and referred back to endocrinologist about prolactin levels xxx
973741 tn?1342342773
Wow, that's a lot!  Why a colonoscopy?  How is that related to your throat (that's the rectum)?  Do you mean endoscopy?  That too doesn't sound quite right.  That's too look down into your stomach and intestines on the upper end (and I guess your esophagus).  And prolactin levels . . . hm.  I had prolactemia and had an mri to determine if I had a small tumor. Why did they order these things?
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I told her all my symptoms from head to toe and this is what she ordered my prolactin has come back high a few times now so needs investigation. I don’t know what she think is going on tbh I just know I don’t feel well at all
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