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Doctor insights on: Location Of Lymph Nodes On Back Of Head

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My toddler has lymph nodes on back of head. They feel like they are stuck together. I feel an indent between them but they move together. Normal?

My toddler has lymph nodes on back of head. They feel like they are stuck together. I feel an indent between them but they move together. Normal?

Likely normal: Those nodes on the back of the head, the occipital nodes, service most of the scalp. So if your toddler has any scalp irritation, be it a little cradle cap to bug bites on scalp to irritation from too tight of braiding of hair, these nodes can enlarge and wax and wane in size. As long as they are not getting bigger... Bigger... Bigger, and are not red/hot/very tender, they can be watched. ...Read more

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What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down.?

What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down.?

Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of your body's natural defense against both infections and foreign objects. Around the neck and head is the most common place for them to enlarge since they help to fight colds, ear infections, sinus infections, scalp infections, and dental. Enlarged lymph nodes in the back of your head usually come from scalp infections, ear infections (sometimes just from ear rings). ...Read more

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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

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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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18

Exam: You should get a thorough medicial examination and blood testing for illnesses of the blood and immune system. Call for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?

I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?

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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I have the feeling of very swollen lymph nodes and very sore neck the following day after falling and hitting back of head. My head was badly hurting following the fall, although I did not lose consciousness. Should I be concerned?

I have the feeling of very swollen lymph nodes and very sore neck the following day after falling and hitting back of head. My head was badly hurting following the fall, although I did not lose consciousness. Should I be concerned?

Depends: If your symptoms are improving, you may watch and wait. If the symptoms persist a week or so, without improvement, after the fall, you should see a doctor.
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After 1yr check up with my daughter she has developed swollen lymph nodes in groin and back of head. Now she has had full-blown body rash. What's wrong?

After 1yr check up with my daughter she has developed swollen lymph nodes in groin and back of head. Now she has had full-blown body rash. What's wrong?

Possible Reaction?: Caseypeloquin;

did your daughter receive vaccines at her visit? Usually the MMR and varicella vaccines are given at 1 yr old check-ups. Since these are live viruses she could be having and adverse reaction to the immunizations. Notify her physician of the situation as soon as possible. If she starts having difficulty breathing call 911 or bring her to the nearest er immediately. ...Read more

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Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?

Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?

Mgt/workup: I would recommend an evaluation for TB. A chest radiograph and possibly cultures are indicated.

When you have chickenpox, there also are lymph nodes which enlarge, but in six weeks should return to normal. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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Hard occipital lymph nodes on either side of head. Was in contact with sick person. One seems to have shrunk, they don't hurt. Please help. Thanks!

Hard occipital lymph nodes on either side of head.  Was in contact with sick person. One seems to have shrunk, they don't hurt. Please help. Thanks!

Lymph nodes: Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Possible a dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Rec.: see another physician or dentist for the second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Normal to feel 4 or more cluster of occipital lymph nodes on toddler. Mobile and only one enlarged. Just got over ear infection.

Normal to feel 4 or more cluster of occipital lymph nodes on toddler. Mobile and only one enlarged. Just got over ear infection.

Not normal but...: Occipital nodes become palpable when young child experiences different viral illnesses or scalp infections. Swollen nodes are expected to subside within a month or two. ...Read more

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Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes. Behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck? Neck is very painful?

Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes. Behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck? Neck is very painful?

Infection: Your lymph nodes are a line of defense against infection and sometimes allergic reactions in your body. When they swell, they are fighting the infection. In your case, they are probably overworked and probably need the assistance of an antibiotic. If they do not respond to treatment, blood tests may be helpful to determine other causes. ...Read more

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It's it normal to feel small cluster of movable occiptal lymph nodes on back of toddlers head?

It's it normal to feel small cluster of movable occiptal lymph nodes on back of toddlers head?

Common: Very common in a toddler if they are on daycare, however his pediatrician is the best one to make that call after he/she examines him. ...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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I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

Wens: You mave sebaceous cysts on your head which cause your nodes to become enlarged. Both the nodes and your cyst can contribute to your headaches because if pressure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel small movable lymph nodes on the back of 3 yo head? He has several and has always had them. Should I be concerned?

Not uncommon: Lymph nodes at the back of a child's head is not uncommon. Inflammation or even dry skin can lead to this. Your child should be seen by the pediatrician if the become larger (>1cm), inflamed, painful to touch or if other symptoms like fever develop. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has always had several palpable lymph nodes on the back of his head. They are soft and move. Maybe 3 of them. Is this normal?

My 3 year old has always had several palpable lymph nodes on the back of his head. They are soft and move. Maybe 3 of them. Is this normal?

Possibly: With a little time & effort most people can be taught to feel the small, non-tender pea sized lymph nodes in your neck. In that location they are often next to firm muscle & not buried in soft tissues like they are in most of the body. If they become tender & grow larger, they are reacting to something & may need to be evaluated. Most benign nodes swell & shrink over a 3wk cycle. ...Read more

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What can I do for an enlarged lymph node on back of head?

What can I do for an enlarged lymph node on back of head?

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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Why am i having lymph nodes at the back of my head, small wounds on the gum and bumps on the gum and cheeks?

Why am i having lymph nodes at the back of my head, small wounds on the gum and bumps on the gum and cheeks?

Need to be examined: You may have infection in your mouth and gums which needs to be treated. And the lymph nodes as well. You can consult your GP and may also need to see your dentist asap ...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 does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement. ...Read more