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occipital lymph nodes

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph nodes: Occipital lymph nodes commonly swell with viral processes.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Solo or several enlarged nodes are usually reflective of a local process. Irritation of the scalp, a local bug bite, etc.Nodes are usually pea sized ; ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Occipital adenopathy: Swelling of occipital lymph nodes may occur from inflammation/infection of areas of the scalp. Diffuse enlargement of lymph nodes are seen with infect ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Very common: Palpable occipital nodes are very common in children. These nodes are activated by any rash, injury or irritation to the scalp. As long as no other ... Read More
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Dr. John Gehred
26 years experience Family Medicine
Doctor felt them?: Mary 539, There are many causes of lumps on the head in children, and if they have been there a long time and are not changing, they are likely to be ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: They are usually quite readily felt if you know what you are feeling for.If I don't feel them on a kid at most ages I would think I was losing my touc ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get checked: Palpable lymph nodes in this area beyond puberty is relatively uncommon. Although there may be nothing to worry about, they should always be examined ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
41 years experience Radiology
Probably normal: If that is all you find, and you are not sick, there is no reason to worry. It is very common to have prominent lymph nodes's at your age, a normal f ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Head/neck lymph node: They are typically small, less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. Greater than 1.0 cm is considered enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chron ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
18 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: A lymph node is typically small on the order of 1cm, soft and mobile. Depending upon what has casued them to become enlarged it could be permanant
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Warrants examination: by your doctor, could be an infectious process or another problem, can't be managed online, good luck
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A male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Very common: Enlarged occipital lymph nodes are commonly found in children who have had rashes, infections or mild trauma to the scalp. These are generally of no s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Mass in neck.: Masses in neck are indeed potentially worrisome, but an ultrasound, simple labs, a physical exam and behavior of the nodes over time can usually sort ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: You need a workup to determine your problem. Your pcp may want to refer you to a hematologist for further workup.

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