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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have a uti and got bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) today to treat it but im having pain on a lump on the back of my head. i'm curious to if its a lymph node and if its norm?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Maybe (not) . . .: Urinary tract infections do not cause swollen lymph nodes, especially not so distant as the back of one's head. While this lump could represent a lymph node, it could also be an infected cyst or folliculitis. Since it's painful, please go see your Family Doc for evaluation & appropriate treatment. In the meantime, finish your antibiotics.
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