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tender occipital lymph nodes

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Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Look elsewhere: This is very unlikely to be attributable to the flu shot. Since it is so localized have your scalp and ear examined. Thinking outside the box, somet ... Read More

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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: If your symptoms are improving, you may watch and wait. If the symptoms persist a week or so, without improvement, after the fall, you should see a do ... Read More
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Lymph nodes?: The lymph nodes are not from the fall. They are a sign if illness or inflammation. Would let your GP check it out if things do not settle down.
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Sore neck: Please your GP for assessment . Lymph nodes will have nothing to do with trauma but sore neck after a fall will need examination. More info will be ne ... Read More
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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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
33 years experience Rheumatology
Evaluation: Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons with infection being a very common reason. In this scenario they tend to be tender also. However, any per ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: But probably not. The question is how long they have been there, what other symptoms do you have or have had, how large are they, are they soft or ha ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Probably nothing but better check with your doc to be safe.
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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

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