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A male asked:

Hard occipital lymph nodes on either side of head. was in contact with sick person. one seems to have shrunk, they don't hurt. please help. thanks!

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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 43 years experience
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 finding.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Lymph nodes: Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Possible a dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Rec.: see another physician or dentist for the second opinion. Good luck.
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Last updated Oct 27, 2016

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