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Lymph Node Occipital
My right occipital lymph node has been enlarged for over a year now (that I am aware of). It is around 1.5cm. Left one cannot be palpated.
Likely ok: This is likely a benign lymph node, but you may want to have it ultrasounded due to it's size and some general bloodwork. ...Read more
Hard painful knot ( in occipital lymph node area?) just randomly appeared last night. Woke up with the pain and found the knot. No injury
Hard painful knot ( in occipital lymph node area?) just randomly appeared last night. Woke up with the pain and found the knot. No injury.
MD: Abnormal lymph nodes should be assessed by an MD. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occipital lymph node was very swollen almost two months ago. It is now smaller, but still not normal sized, and still quite painful. Is this normal?
Hard immovable painless occipital lymph node no bigger than 0.5 cm, noticed 5 weeks ago. Can this be cancerous?
Not really: 0.5 cm nodal lesion is about 1/4 inch. Most of the pathologic lymph nodes don't appear in the occipital region which drains the back of the scalp. they appear along the jugular chain usually not as a single small nodule. This could be lipoma, fibroma, neuroma. If it enlarges and is very firm, then a bx would be performed. Otherwise warm soaks to the area could resolve the problem. ...Read more
How can u tell if an occipital lymph node is swollen? What would it feel like? What would cause it to swell on just the left side?
Swollen Lymph Node: You can tell if a lymph node is swollen if you can feel the lymph node. Normal lymph nodes are generally not felt. If you can feel an occipital lymph node, it is enlarged. Anything that affects your upper airway, such as sinus inflammation or a recent scalp inflammation can cause a swollen occipital lymph node. Unless you are sick, give it a couple weeks to resolve. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more
Two occipital lymph node's that are swollen on either side. The left one seems to have gotten smaller i think. They are both hard. I was just in contact with my grandpa whos sick. Please help. Thanks!
Should be ok: Lymph nodes typically enlarge when they are fighting infection. The nodes in your neck may have gotten larger bc of some recent cold or sore throat. This shouldn't have any impact on you spending time with your sick grandpa. Unfortunately, if he has something contagious (cold or flu) you could still get it. If your lymph nodes get larger and stay that way (few weeks), you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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