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tender occipital lymph nodes

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Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience in 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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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in 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
48 years experience in 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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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Lymph nodes: Occipital lymph nodes commonly swell with viral processes.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience in Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
23 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Possible: Occitipalis, temporalis and splenius muscles can be a trigger points for head, neck and TMJ muscle strain...
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Inflammation likely: Likely inflammation- which is way more common than cancer. Having said that, it is hard to say more without a good examination. You should go to see y ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymph node: Could be ok , but it is better for you to see your doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
No : No lymph node causes headache.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
These lymph nodes: may not mean anything, unless there is a readily diagnosed condition that will explain their existence, such as acute infection or tumor. Lymph nodes ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Lymph nodes: Not always. Imaging studies like ct scan or MRI often find enlarged lymph nodes that are not palpable.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: There are numerous possibilities and these should be evaluated with full detailed history, physical exam, possible labs and possible biopsy.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansour Alfayez
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that mean ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
.: It's probably not a lymph node, could be a baker's cyst. If your knee is swollen then get it checked out. If your whole knee is swollen then you also ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience in Pain Management
Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Right: Swollen kinda means enlarged bigger.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unclear question: Lymphoma is a tumor (often malignant) of the lymphatic cells and there are different types (i.e., hodgkin's, non-hd, etc.). These can present with no ... Read More
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A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be many?: Swollen lymph nodes could indicate an infection by bacteria, virus or fungus. It could mean infiltration by tumor. The significance would be determi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See Your Dentist: At 16 years of age, one possible cause of your problem could be your wisdom teeth. A visit with your dentist could help identify if your wisdom teeth ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Above collar bone: These nodes are located above the collar bone or the clavicle.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Lymphadenitis : Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
It depends.: Sometimes these, and other nodes are palpable because of infection. Sometimes cancer can do it. Rock hard nodes would more likely mean cancer, while ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Check the hair: Swollen lymph nodes can result from diseases of the back half of the head & scalp. An infection or a skin cancer could be the culprit. Get to a ge ... Read More

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