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Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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Can there be lymph nodes in your upper head?

Dr. Michael Miller
Board Certified, Wound care
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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It's it normal to feel small cluster of movable occiptal lymph nodes on back of toddlers head?

Dr. Ellen Altenburg
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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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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Howard Shapiro
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Can shaving your head cause your submadular lymph nodes to swell?

Dr. Howard Shapiro
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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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Dr. John Garner
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Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

Dr. John Garner
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Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

Look here: The link below should answer your question. http://drfling.hyperphp.com/notes/anatomy/anat12.gif. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Is there lymph nodes on ur head?

Dr. Michael Miller
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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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Dr. Michael Miller
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Is there lymph nodes on a persons head?

Dr. Michael Miller
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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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Dr. Richard Orr
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Where are lymph nodes in head located?

Dr. Richard Orr
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
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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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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Anil Gungor
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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?

Dr. Anil Gungor
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Yes: yes if there is no pain or fever and if they are less than 1 cm and mobile they are palpable in children especially in kids who have little body fat ...Read more

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