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Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Very common: Enlarged occipital lymph nodes are commonly found in children who have had rashes, infections or mild trauma to the scalp. These are generally of no significant clinical consequence and often reduce in size with time. ...Read more

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Does coarctation of the aorta have any influence on the lymph drainage in an infant?

Does coarctation of the aorta have any influence on the lymph drainage in an infant?

Not usually: Simple coarctation shouldn't have any influence on lymph drainage at all. The systems are completely different. However there are a few syndromes that mess with things in the mediastinal area, the central cavity where the heart lays, that can affect both. However, they usually come with a host of other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Baby has a swollen lymph node for nearly a year? Keep following it?

Baby has a swollen lymph node for nearly a year? Keep following it?

Maybe: Has this been seen by the pediatrician? Cannot give helpful info without knowing more about the lymph node, age of baby, how it first arose, etc. Need help before could help you more. ...Read more

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Is it ok to nurse her baby if mom has swollen lymph node glands in her neck?

Is it ok to nurse her baby if mom has swollen lymph node glands in her neck?

Probably: But that would depend upon the cause of the swollen lymph nodes. Have mom talk to her doctor. ...Read more

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My baby's ear has a small hard bump behind it, I would only assume a lymph node, but she is not sick, and it doesn't hurt her when I touch it.

My baby's ear has a small hard bump behind it, I would only assume a lymph node, but she is not sick, and it doesn't hurt her when I touch it.

Lymph node: There are often lymph nodes in this area, also the mastoid bone may be prominent. A lymph node should be small, less than1 cm and mobile. Monitor the area and check with your doctor if growing. ...Read more

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Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?

Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?

Appt time: The baby can have bacterial conjunctivitis, to nasolacrimal obstruction, viral infection--he/she really needs to be seen. As far as lymph nodes the one near the ear is located inferior to the ear not behind it. ...Read more

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What might cause recurrent lymph node infections in the neck in a child?

What might cause recurrent lymph node infections in the neck in a child?

Lymph node rxns: This is likely a normal lymph node which typically swell in response to a stimulation derived from germs, bites or irritation of the skin (or throat)in their region. In most these are benign, with gradual enlargement followed by return to normal. Those in the head & neck are superficial & obvious. Failure to shrink within 3 wks may require add'l workup. Clarify issues with your Dr. ...Read more

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Found a small red tick on my child's neck 3 days ago, she has a tiny red bump and swollen lymph node she is on amoxilin 250mg, should I have concerns?

Found a small red tick on my child's neck 3 days ago, she has a tiny red bump and swollen lymph node she is on amoxilin 250mg, should I have concerns?

Treated: Well it sounds like you got the tick out and started treatment right away. Now you do not know what kind of tick this was. So it may not be the kind that sends lymes. You are on the treatment regimen as a precaution anyway. ...Read more

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Full bloods done all normal apart from slight high CRP and platelet, lymph node on child been 11 months nw, won't go away, paediatrics 3 times seen her?

Full bloods done all normal apart from slight high CRP and platelet, lymph node on child been 11 months nw, won't go away, paediatrics 3 times seen her?

May be normal: Swollen lymph nodes may be normal in children depending on the case. If your child is acting well, eating/growing well, and the lab work is normal, this may be a reactive lymph node (is it in the neck?). Lymph nodes react to anything foreign in the body, including bacteria/ viral infections and allergies, and may stay swollen for prolonged periods. If it is changing, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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1.1 CM bilat persistent neck lymph node in healthy child w/ CMV igg186 ua; IgM neg. Us=reactive, cbc/hsr normal. 4weeks, no increasing. Need follow up?

1.1 CM bilat persistent neck lymph node in healthy child w/ CMV igg186 ua; IgM neg. Us=reactive, cbc/hsr normal. 4weeks, no increasing. Need follow up?

Always good: To have an enlarged lymph node followed up. Depends on other circumstances, signs and symptoms associated with it, your physician will want to see you sooner or monitor you once a year or have you come in sooner if condition has changed. Sounds more like reactive lymphadenopathy due to past infections- viral, strep throat, skin infections etc it may take time to resolve. ...Read more

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Hi doctor Sokol. My child has a lymph node that seems swollen on the lower left back part of the head. Should I see a immunologist or a hematologist?

Hi doctor Sokol. My child has a lymph node that seems swollen on the lower left back part of the head. Should I see a immunologist or a hematologist?

Normal finding: This is not a chat room and your questions are sent randomly to site visitors. Lymph nodes are normal findings in kids and enlarge/shrink over a 3-4 week cycle in response to a variety of triggers. Local skin irritation, bug bites. vaccinations, infections etc. That is what they do, and there is no need to run off to a specialist. If concerned call/see the kids primary doc. ...Read more

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Can you pop a lymph node?

Can you pop a lymph node?

Not poppable: 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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What does the aortocaval lymph node do?

What does the aortocaval lymph node do?

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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What does a normal lymph node feel like?

What does a normal lymph node feel like?

Can't feel normal 1: 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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What could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

What could cause a lymph node to enlarge?

Lots of things: Swollen lymph nodes may be swollen due to inflammation, infection, lymphoma, cancer, sarcoid or castlemann's disease.

I am sure there are other possibilities but off the top of my head these seem to be the most common. ...Read more

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How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

Function/condition: 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. Lymph nodes "taste" 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 your body reacts. They enlarge/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an overactive lymph node?

Is it possible to have an overactive lymph node?

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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Is it worrisome if you can slightly feel a lymph node?

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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Have a lymph node but why doesn't it hurt? What could this mean?

Get a medical check: Enlarged lymph nodes that hurt are usually due to infection or inflammation. But when the nodes are enlarged yet painless, they need to be checked by your doctor as it can be a sign of cancer if the nodes are clearly enlarged (over 2 centimeter). Further tests and or a biopsy may be required to determine the cause of their enlargment. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my reactive lymph node pain comes and goes?

Why might it be that my reactive lymph node pain comes and goes?

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 bad things like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge (pain) in response to the inflammation created when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Can my lymph node be lymphoma?

Many Causes: 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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Mass in lymph node what causes?

Mass in lymph node what causes?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. Other causes can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a lymph node aspiration?

See below: When a needle is inserted into an enlarged or abnormal lymph node and fluid is pulled out of the node. ...Read more

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Can you feel a calcified lymph node?

Can you feel a calcified lymph node?

Size and location: 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" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, the immune system reacts and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. If calcified, they just feel hard. ...Read more

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Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Not related: 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 you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Can you feel a lymph node on your chest?

Usually: No ons on chest, if mass it may be neurofibroma. ...Read more