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Can there be lymph nodes in your upper head?

Can there be lymph nodes in your upper head?

Yes, near the ears: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Is there lymph nodes on ur head?

Is there lymph nodes on ur head?

Yes, several places: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes in head located?

Where are lymph nodes in head located?

See below: The head and neck has a very rich network of lymph nodes. Most are in the neck around the jugular vein, but extend down to the collar bone and are also under the jaw. Nodes may be found in front or behind the ear and occasionally in the very back of the neck (occipital). There are may other places that noses rarely show up (in the face for example.). ...Read more

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Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

Look here: The link below should answer your question.

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Is there lymph nodes on a persons head?

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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Can shaving your head cause your submadular lymph nodes to swell?

Can shaving your head cause your submadular lymph nodes to swell?

No; another cause!: The submandibular nodes will swell if you have a sore throat or a dental infection. Shaving your head should have no effect on these nodes. ...Read more

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It's it normal to feel small cluster of movable occiptal lymph nodes on back of toddlers head?

It's it normal to feel small cluster of movable occiptal lymph nodes on back of toddlers head?

Common: Very common in a toddler if they are on daycare, however his pediatrician is the best one to make that call after he/she examines him. ...Read more

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Can lymph nodes swell up with a head cold?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You can feel them then. ...Read more

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Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Lymph nodes: Yes there are lymph nodes in the back of neck and head. These are normally not palpable unless there is an infection in the scalp or part of neck
lymph glands are like filters and are spread all over the body and if parts of body get infected the infection can spread in the nodes. So same thing can happen in the nodes in back of head and neck. ...Read more

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I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch I also have a headache what causes this?

Wens: You mave sebaceous cysts on your head which cause your nodes to become enlarged. Both the nodes and your cyst can contribute to your headaches because if pressure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel small movable lymph nodes on the back of 3 yo head? He has several and has always had them. Should I be concerned?

Not uncommon: Lymph nodes at the back of a child's head is not uncommon. Inflammation or even dry skin can lead to this. Your child should be seen by the pediatrician if the become larger (>1cm), inflamed, painful to touch or if other symptoms like fever develop. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has always had several palpable lymph nodes on the back of his head. They are soft and move. Maybe 3 of them. Is this normal?

My 3 year old has always had several palpable lymph nodes on the back of his head. They are soft and move. Maybe 3 of them. Is this normal?

Possibly: With a little time & effort most people can be taught to feel the small, non-tender pea sized lymph nodes in your neck. In that location they are often next to firm muscle & not buried in soft tissues like they are in most of the body. If they become tender & grow larger, they are reacting to something & may need to be evaluated. Most benign nodes swell & shrink over a 3wk cycle. ...Read more

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What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down.?

What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down.?

Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of your body's natural defense against both infections and foreign objects. Around the neck and head is the most common place for them to enlarge since they help to fight colds, ear infections, sinus infections, scalp infections, and dental. Enlarged lymph nodes in the back of your head usually come from scalp infections, ear infections (sometimes just from ear rings). ...Read more

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What would be making my head itch insanely bad with scabs also I've notices my lymph nodes are pretty swollen?

What would be making my head itch insanely bad with scabs also I've notices my lymph nodes are pretty swollen?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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23weeks past HIV exposure with negative rapid and duo combo results. Have got swellings like lymph nodes in the head. What is the cause?

23weeks past HIV exposure with negative rapid and duo combo results. Have got swellings like lymph nodes in the head. What is the cause?

Other causes...: The rapid HIV test should be positive if you are HIV-infected if the test was done at least 3 months after your HIV exposure. You can have the test repeated 6 months after exposure to be most certain.

There are other infections that can cause lymph node enlargement in the neck or head; many are viral and will resolve on their own. One common treatable cause is a fungal infection of the scalp. ...Read more

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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!

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!

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. ...Read more

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Can melanoma that spread to lymph nodes be cured? (head)

Can melanoma that spread to lymph nodes be cured? (head)

Yes!: Melanoma has about 50% probability of cure as long as it has only spread to the regional lymph nodes. The number of nodes affected by tumor will determine the risk of relapse and the odds of achieving cure. ...Read more

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Why am I having lymph nodes at the back of my head, small wounds on the gum and bumps on the gum and cheeks?

Why am I having lymph nodes at the back of my head, small wounds on the gum and bumps on the gum and cheeks?

Need to be examined: You may have infection in your mouth and gums which needs to be treated. And the lymph nodes as well. You can consult your GP and may also need to see your dentist asap ...Read more

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My toddler has lymph nodes on back of head. They feel like they are stuck together. I feel an indent between them but they move together. Normal?

My toddler has lymph nodes on back of head. They feel like they are stuck together. I feel an indent between them but they move together. Normal?

Likely normal: Those nodes on the back of the head, the occipital nodes, service most of the scalp. So if your toddler has any scalp irritation, be it a little cradle cap to bug bites on scalp to irritation from too tight of braiding of hair, these nodes can enlarge and wax and wane in size. As long as they are not getting bigger...Bigger...Bigger, and are not red/hot/very tender, they can be watched. ...Read more

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How many lymph nodes can you feel in back of 2 yo head? I feel clusters at base of neck. Not swollen but 4-5. 1 is tiny like sand but mobile. Normal?

How many lymph nodes can you feel in back of 2 yo head? I feel clusters at base of neck. Not swollen but 4-5. 1 is tiny like sand but mobile. Normal?

Likely normal: We have many lymph nodes in our neck. They are more noticeable (easly palpable) in thin patients and in patients who have an active infection or inflammation. If they are small (pea-sized) and mobile, they are likely normal. If it persists, becomes tender, or enlarges, see you pediatrician. Also if it seems the l ymph nodes are merging into 1 mass, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best way 2 look at lymph nodes n the head n neck region? Concerned about lymph nodes on right side of head n neck not sure what test 2 do

CT scan: A ct scan can show you the details of what is under the skin. A big enough lymph node can either be biopsies with a needle, or taken out all together for diagnosis in a rather simple surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have multiple shotty lymph nodes under 2cm throughout head and neck and have one which is 2.5 CM very soft and moveable and fluctuates siz?

Is it ok to have multiple shotty lymph nodes under 2cm throughout head and neck and have one which is 2.5 CM very soft and moveable and fluctuates siz?

Needs follow up: Asymptomatic but persistent neck nodes can be due to chronic sinus or nasal issues, allergies, lymphadenopathy disorders such as castlemans disease, etc. And also sometimes due to lymphomas which are low grade in nature. If there is no satisfactory cause identified over time then evaluation by an infectitous disease or hematology specialist may be of use. ...Read more

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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Baby with puffed cheek diagnosed with thrush. Baby eats fine. Head and lymph nodes are fine. Dimple on it. Can thrush can cause a cheek to puff?

Baby with puffed cheek diagnosed with thrush. Baby eats fine. Head and lymph nodes are fine. Dimple on it. Can thrush can cause a cheek to puff?

Thrush: Anything is possible, although that is not the usual presentation. Did you get all your questions answered with your pediatrician or diagnosing physician? He or she will be your best source! ...Read more

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My mom can feel both of her lymph nodes and can see a little ball size Knott on her left side of the neck when turns her head is that not normal?

My mom can feel both of her lymph nodes and can see a little ball size Knott on her left side of the neck when turns her head is that not normal?

Not necessarily: You mentioned two nodes. People have more than two nodes. If someone has enlarged nodes she should see a doctor to have this checked out. Not normal to have such enlarged nodes
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lower down on the base of my neck my head feels swollen on the side and gets very sore my lymph nodes are also it happens every couple of months?

Lower down on the base of my neck my head feels swollen on the side and gets very sore my lymph nodes are also it happens every couple of months?

Joint, muscle or URI: The most likely causes for your neck discomfort is arthritic change in your cervical spine. The pain comes from spasm of the muscles that overlie the bony spine or inflamed joints in the front (uncinate joints) and back (facet joints) of the spinal column in your neck. The lymph nodes raise the possiblity of upper respiratory infection, but there other serious causes for these so see your doctor. ...Read more