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Swollen lyphm nodes at the back of the head

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
19 years experience Pain Management
Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
55 years experience Hematology and Oncology
May need a biopsy: How do you know its a lymph node? It could just be a little benign fat tumor called a lipoma. Your doctor should palpate it a decide whether it needs ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
?lymph node: That is a funny position for a lymph node. Maybe it is something different like a cyst. Review it with your doctor and obtain an US and perhaps a biop ... Read More
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Anything: first it might not be a lymph nodes it could be a soft tissue or a skin mass like lipoma or sebaceous cyst. In case it is a lymph nodes it could be a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Yes.: Once the swelling goes down, the pain should improve. Swelling in the nose often causes clogged sensation in the ears as well. Using medication to mak ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Lymph glands in the posterior triangle of the neck, usually behind the ear drain infections usually from the external ear or ear canal. They are usua ... Read More
A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends: My criteria to begin to determining the severity of the injury is what happened and if there was loss of conciseness. Bike injuries vary in severity d ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: An infection in skin. You might need antibiotics or even surgical drainage, so show it to your doctor.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Don't: It should resolve on its own, however may take months. If it does not, or if it is getting bigger, or you are getting more of them, or it is larger th ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Depends : It could be cyst. Could also be a sign of infection. Requiring full exam. You should get checked out.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be: The lymph nodes on the back of the head can be enlarged from sinus infections. It might be time to see your local ENT physician.

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