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Head Lymph Node Location
Hi - I have had a lymph node I can feel when I turn my head a certain way for about 2 years now. I'm worried it's something bad.
Relax: If the lymph node has been present for 2 years and isn't changing, is small (pea sized) and moveable...it is likely benign. However, if it is large, fixed or increasingly painful, it would be advisable to let a doctor check it out and make sure it isn't something that needs to be worked up further. Hope this helps! ...Read moreGet help now ›
I Still have a lymph node on my head on the lower right side it's now been 3 months. I just want to know if it's normal for it to still be there?
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Can be: If it does not go away or becomes painful or does not go away or concerned get it checked ...Read moreGet help now ›
Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?
Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Is it possible for a young person to have more than one lymph node palpable in head and neck area normally?
Yes: Common. Lymph nodes can be palpated in normal individuals. They are usually up to 1cm in size, mobile and symmetric to midline. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have a lymph node under my arm and im having pain shooting from my head and left arm what do it mean?
See a doctor: Need more history, you need to be thoroughly examined and may need some testing, possibly including x-rays. Not something to delay about. Please see a doctor and get better soon. ...Read moreGet help now ›
The past week i've had severe migraines (2x/day) on the left side of my head. I have a swollen lymph node on the same side. What could this be from?
Go see yr Doctor: Any enlarged node, unless caused by a sore throat/infection, needs medical attention. Migraine is probably unrelated to the neck node, yet a medical exam and treatment is necessary and will help you control it and make you feel well if you take a triptan medication which can work wonders to control a migraine. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Should I be concerned about a sharp pain around my left neck lymph node that is not allowing me to turn my head?
Yes: Most likely coming from an infection in your mouth or throat. But yes be concerned and if not promptly improving with conservative measures get it checked out. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Very hard non moveable lump on back of head. Feels like lymph node but so small can barely feel. Like .25 CM or less. Is that ok?
Lump: It may indeed be a lymph node that over time has become calcified. ...Read moreGet help now ›
If one lymph node on the back, right side of head is swollen and painful where is it possibly fighting an infection from. Sinus?
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 moreGet help now ›
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