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Doctor insights on: Location Of Lymph Nodes In Head And Neck

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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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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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Normal size of lymph nodes in the neck?

Normal size of lymph nodes in the neck?

Not palpable: 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 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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Where are the lymph nodes in my neck located?

Where are the lymph nodes in my neck located?

Alongside vessels: 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 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 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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Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Are there lymph nodes in the back of your neck?

Yes, Nearby: 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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Could swollen lymph nodes in side of neck and painful ache in collarbone, same side, be related?

Could swollen lymph nodes in side of neck and painful ache in collarbone, same side, be related?

Yes: These are likely related to an infection in your head or neck (cold/sore throat/sinus infection, etc) and are likely harmless. See your doctor if they remain swollen or become more painful. ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes in head located?

Where are lymph nodes in head located?

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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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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Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain, swollen or maybe moved bone near collar bone in the side of the heart. Swollen lymph node in neck and arm.

Chest pain: Your history is concerning. Go get checked out, at your age i worry about a chest mass, make sure there are no enlarged lymph nodes in your chest, especially if accompanied by any fever or weight loss. ...Read more

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Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

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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Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.

Scattered lymph nodes throughout the cervical, submandibular, submental and supraclavicular and retropectoral regions subcentimetre in size.

Usual: There are many there. If tender, relates to some inflammation in the area, or sometimes a viral illness like mono. If non tender and enlarging , some other concerns. Supraclavicular can relate to pulmonary or intra thoracic issue. See your pcp and perhaps some x-rays and occasionally even a biopsy if indicated. ...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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How to distinguish between spuraclavicular lymph nodes and lymph nodes at base of neck. Are spuraclavicular nodes 1-2 inch above clavicle?

How to distinguish between spuraclavicular lymph nodes and lymph nodes at base of neck. Are spuraclavicular nodes 1-2 inch above clavicle?

By location: Supraclavicular (Not spuraclavicular) nodes are just above the clavicle. If you trace your finger from the base of your neck and right behind the clavicle going outwards towards the shoulder, you will feel a triangular space that ends when the clavicle bends backwards. Any lymph node in that area, will be Supraclavicular. Any lymph node at or above that base of neck is considered neck node. ...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