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Dr. Kalli Faulkner
Board Certified, Pathology
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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.

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 more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Corey Clay
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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?

Depends on the cause: With some infections, lymph node swelling can persist for months. However, with most infections it does not. You should have it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have a little ball mass on my craneo head is that normal? Like a lymph node

I have a little ball mass on my craneo head is that normal? Like a lymph node

Can be: If it does not go away or becomes painful or does not go away or concerned get it checked ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
13 years in practice
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The lymph node on the back of my head left side is swollen, what does it mean?

The lymph node on the back of my head left side is swollen, what does it mean?

Depends : It could be cyst. Could also be a sign of infection. Requiring full exam. You should get checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. David Masiello
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Is it possible for a young person to have more than one lymph node palpable in head and neck area normally?

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 more

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What should I do about lymph node swelling on my head?

What should I do about lymph node swelling on my head?

Which location it is: Who said it could be a lymphnode. If already a docotor saw and felt it is harmless no need to do anything. As some of the conditions in scalp can cause small lymphnodes to appear prominently such as dandruff, small cuts, infected acne, pustules, can cause them . But lymphnodes in the back of scalp close to the nape of neck called occipital nodes are significant in some conditions-syphilis, hiv. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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What would cause a swollen lymph node on the back of the head in the center of the neck? Is that possible? And what causes it it's been there a while.

What would cause a swollen lymph node on the back of the head in the center of the neck? Is that possible? And what causes it it's been there a while.

?lymph node: That is a funny position for a lymph node. Maybe it is something different like a cyst. Review it with your doctor and obtain an US and perhaps a biopsy. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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I have a lymph node under my arm and im having pain shooting from my head and left arm what do it mean?

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 more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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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?

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 more

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