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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

Watch the node: carefully over the next 2-3 days. Sometimes infection will declare itself only after a few days. If it persists in size beyond a month or 6 weeks, I would have it looked at by a surgeon to make sure it doesn't mean lymphoma. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hello , 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

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What could cause painful, swollen occipital lymph node?

What could cause painful, swollen occipital lymph node?

Check the hair: Swollen lymph nodes can result from diseases of the back half of the head & scalp. An infection or a skin cancer could be the culprit. Get to a general surgeon, ENT or dermatologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful swollen occipital lymph node?

What to do if I have painful swollen occipital lymph node?

Lymph nodes: May come from neck issues. Start with warm compresses three times a day and ibuprofen If it persists have it checked out with your doctor ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having painful swollen occipital lymph node?

Please help! i'm having painful swollen occipital lymph node?

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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What is the cause of swollen occipital lymph node in children?

What is the cause of swollen occipital lymph node in children?

LYMPHADENITIS: Any infection in the scalp will drain to the lymph node and cause adenitis. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to treat painful swollen occipital lymph node?

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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Hard immovable painless occipital lymph node no bigger than 0.5 cm, noticed 5 weeks ago. Can this be cancerous?

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

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My right occipital lymph node is swollen. Its about an inch in diameter. I noticed it monday. What might be causing this?

My right occipital lymph node is swollen. Its about an inch in diameter. I noticed it monday. What might be causing this?

Swollen lymph nodes: You would need to see a doctor and be examined. They would be able to tell if you had an infection or some other problem. Any injuries? Do you have a fever? Give your doctor a call soon! ...Read more