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tender posterior cervical lymph nodes

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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No, yes: It may be inflammatory in nature...possible infection/infestation of scalp. They have to enlarge to be palpable.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Degidio
20 years experience Family Medicine
It is worrisome: Lymph nodes swell when there is something wrong. It can be something as simple as a sinus infection or as serious as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or syphilis. Th ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Spider bite: Hello. Yes, a spider bite can induce posterior lymph node activation and swelling. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation and treatment.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
This may: in fact be from your SCALP! Just a thought! Check it out! Dr Z
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably nothing: You might be getting over an upper respiratory infection and have reactive lymphadenopathy. See your doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things: Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing their job properly, fighting inflammation. This could be a viral or bacterial or fungal infection, reaction t ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
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Infection: Infection can also cause enlarged lymph nodes.
A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Lymph nodes usually enlarge to fight off infection. That is their primary function. If they are larger than one centimeter (about a half inch) or if t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
May want biopsy: If they are lipomas then you do not have to remove them. If they are lymph nodes i would suggest seeing an ENT doctor for a consultation. They may get ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not yet: A virus infection is the most likely cause. It should go away within a week or so. Sometimes the virus is mononucleosis, which usually causes severe ... Read More
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