Tenderness on front or side of neck can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose tenderness on front or side of neck, we could:
|Hodgkin's Lymphoma||2%||Ruled out|
|Kali Mur Need||2%||Ruled out|
|CLL Leukemia||1%||Ruled out|
|Lymphatic Congestion||0%||Ruled out|
|Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)||0%||Ruled out|
SIDES OR FRONT OF NECK: Do you have any tender or painful lymph nodes here?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Often, but not right now
→ 1-2 lymph nodes painful
→ 3 or more lymph nodes painful
Enlarged Lymph Nodes also suggests the following possibilities: