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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more

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What can cause swollen temples, lymph node swelling in the neck and chest, abdomen and groin, anemia, weakness and abcesses near lymph node areas, ?

What can cause swollen temples, lymph node swelling in the neck and chest, abdomen and groin, anemia, weakness and abcesses near lymph node areas, ?

Too many problems to: We can not sort out all your problems via email messages. You need to go see a doctor who can give you a complete physical exam and run tests to confirm what you say you have wrong before we can tell you what is causing you these multiple problems and clarify your concerns. ...Read more

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What could cause tender multiple swollen lymph nodes on left side of body in the neck and armpit with headaches and fatigue?

What could cause tender multiple swollen lymph nodes on left side of body in the neck and armpit with headaches and fatigue?

A number of...: Processes can cause what is happening to you. Some are related to infection, some to other issues. You should see your doctor. Hope things are ok. ...Read more

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Would enlarged lymph nodes show up on an X-ray of the neck and head?

Would enlarged lymph nodes show up on an X-ray of the neck and head?

May be: It may or may not. The procedure of choice is ultrasound by an eperienced sonographer. Xr is not a great exam for lymph nodes. Even better: have it examined by a doc. Usually this is palpable on physical examination and most examinations are not helpful. ...Read more

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Is cancer the cause of large lymph nodes on back of neck?

Is cancer the cause of large lymph nodes on back of neck?

Possibly: Lymph nodes may enlarge as a result of a number of problems, not just cancer. You should see your physician soon for further evaluation and proper diagnosis. It may just be a manifestation of an infection that requires antibiotics to clear up. But see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen lymph node in neck and acne on the shoulder?

What causes a swollen lymph node in neck and acne on the shoulder?

Probably nothing: Acne confined to a shoulder may be from rubbing; we see this in men who bench-press large amounts of weight. Most adults have one or more palpable lymph nodes in the neck, and if they are not rock-hard, fixed to other structures, or growing rapidly, they're best ignored. Glad you're a good observer of the body. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Are swollen lymph nodes in neck a sign of breast cancer?

Depends: Usually lymph drains centrally, so suggests throat/sinus/ear infection--unless limited to nodes at base of neck/upper chest, then possible. See dr for exam. ...Read more

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Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Depends: Upper neck area nodes can been seen well. Lower neck nodes can be out of range of imaging. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes on the spine of your upper neck?

Are there lymph nodes on the spine of your upper neck?

Yes: Deep alongside the spine of your neck in the back, on each side ...Read more

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What would cause posterior cervical lymph node pain and swelling? R neck is swollen, pain from base of skull down to front of neck/throat

What would cause posterior cervical lymph node pain and swelling? R neck is swollen, pain from base of skull down to front of neck/throat

Many possibilities.: There are a variety of things that could cause these problems at your age. Infections(cat scratch disease, mononucleosis), dental /sinus disease), are most often the cause. However, more serious problems occur in this age group. Please see your internest, ent. Or oral/maxillofacial surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What can ultrasound of neck lymph nodes show?

What can ultrasound of neck lymph nodes show?

Normal lymph nodes: Have a kidney bean appearance with fat in the central part of the node. This configuration usually persists when nodes are enlarged by a benign inflammatory response. Nodes involved with cancer cells often loose the central fat, enlarge asymmetrically, have an irregular outer surface, and show increased blood flow in the outer surface of the node. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes on the neck?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes on the neck?

Usually inflammatioi: Usually swollen cervical nodes are caused by an infectioin in the skin above the nodal chain. It could also be a systemic infection or even a lymphoma. You shoud be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of deep armpit lumps and swollen lymph nodes?

Many reasons: Multiple different problems could be causing swollen glands in the armpit ranging from infection to cancer. Persistent swollen glands need to checked by a physician. ...Read more

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College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may be infection or a lymphoid neoplasm. Do see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen Lymph nodes in neck, a bunch of small lumps on stomach and side, white furry tongue, jaw pain, ear pressure, muscle fatigue in thighs and arms?

Swollen Lymph nodes in neck, a bunch of small lumps on stomach and side, white furry tongue, jaw pain, ear pressure, muscle fatigue in thighs and arms?

Abs: Well you have something going on. You are best to see your doctor for exam and perhaps lab tests. Not unusual for lymph nodes to be inflamed but all of your symptoms calm for an exam ...Read more

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Can infected lymph nodes in the neck cause cysts and nodules in the same area of the neck worried about lymphoma?

Can infected lymph nodes in the neck cause cysts and nodules in the same area of the neck worried about lymphoma?

Yes: Any inflammatory response in an area of the body can cause swelling of lymph nodes which can be palpable as nodularities. If they persist for weeks or continue to enlarge over a similar time period, u will need to have these checked out by your md. Most of the time a cut shaving or a sore or abrasion in your scalp or dave or in your mouth can lead to swollen nodes/glands. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes in the neck?

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 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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Is it true that lymph nodes in the head and neck are unconcerning under 1cm? I’ve had supraclavicular, occipital and parotid on my L for 4 months. 24m

Is it true that lymph nodes in the head and neck are unconcerning under 1cm? I’ve had supraclavicular, occipital and parotid on my L for 4 months. 24m

Lymphadenopathy : In general, it is true that lymph nodes less than 1.5 cm are not clinically concerning. Imaging such as ultrasound or CT scan can sometimes elucidate atypical changes. It also is important that the history and clinical context for each individual patient can change the approach and concern about enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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3 enlarged lymph nodes on left side neck one very noticeable on back of neck where head and neck meet this ones grown over 4 months ??

3 enlarged lymph nodes on left side neck one very noticeable on back of neck where head and neck meet this ones grown over 4 months ??

Get eval: Always best to get chronic lymphadenopathy evaluated and tested to determine and assure it is not a serious issue. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Probably nothing: This is a constellation of minor anomalies such as any generally healthy person may have. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. You need a general physician or skin Dr. to evaluate your scalp (?), & serum iron and TIBC to search for mild iron deficiency (commonly raises RCW before anemia sets in). Malignant nodes aren't subtle. ...Read more

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Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?

Recurrent migraines on bottom of head near neck and lymph nodes of head, tender spot, may it be associated with chronic head tilting?

Cervical migraines: Many things can trigger a migraine attack, i.e. Certain food/drink, odor/perfume, lack of sleep, skipping meals, menstrual/period cycle, medications, sinus infection, tmjs, and for sure neck pain or cervical disc/nerve trouble. So, certainly neck pain/disease can trigger recurrent migraines and so if you have neck strain, this should be corrected. I suggest getting an eval by doc. Good luck. ...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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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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Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Could be...: A few different things. Tender is usually a good sign. If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a cold, those could cause it. However if you have a very lg node/nodes, it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out. ...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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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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Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Depends: Upper neck area nodes can been seen well. Lower neck nodes can be out of range of imaging. ...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

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As the majority of lymph nodes drain on left side of head/neck, is there a significance to having a chronic rash situated on the left side of the neck?

As the majority of lymph nodes drain on left side of head/neck, is there a significance to having a chronic rash situated on the left side of the neck?

Don't think so.: Not sure what you mean. Chronic rashes occur wherever they may without general regard to lymph drainage. The lymph node drainage of the head is generally symmetric. ...Read more

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Would enlarged lymph nodes show up on an X-ray of the neck and head?

May be: It may or may not. The procedure of choice is ultrasound by an eperienced sonographer. Xr is not a great exam for lymph nodes. Even better: have it examined by a doc. Usually this is palpable on physical examination and most examinations are not helpful. ...Read more

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I can feel my 4yo small lymph nodes in the side of her neck. She has had a head cold for over a week but no fever. Normal?

I can feel my 4yo small lymph nodes in the side of her neck. She has had a head cold for over a week but no fever. Normal?

Reactive Lymphnodes: Lymph nodes are a part of our immune system.When we get ill, they rev up and can increase in size and sometimes be a little tender. The lymph nodes closest to the area of infection tend to be most affected. In small kids (especially if they are really lean), even when they are healthy it is often easy to feel their lymph nodes in their neck area. This is OK. If in doubt consult her pediatrician. ...Read more