Bruising Or Discoloration, Bulging Neck Veins, Difficulty Swallowing And Enlarged Or Swollen Glands

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

A bad injury to the neck can cause bruising and may make it hard to swallow. Any injury to this area needs to be checked out right away. Besides an injury, neck veins can bulge if there are some problems with the heart—another reason to call your doctor. Swollen glands may make your neck look swollen and make it hard to swallow if you have pharyngitis or another throat infection, but don't ignore the other symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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