U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Jersey City, NJ
A 27-year-old female asked:

I have what i think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. tender to the touch and hard. noticed a week ago. it's pea sized. should i see a dr?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 4, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.