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Occipital Lymph Node Cancer
Causes for left unilateral occipital lymph node swelling?Was big.Pcp gav sepra for 20 days but never went down all the way.Ben there 9 weeks.Ct showed 7mmx9mm node.Painful in area.Concern for cancer?
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Is it normal to be able to feel more than one pea size occipital lymph node in a toddler?There is 2 or 3.
What causes occipital lymph node swelling? I'm pretty sure that's what I have on the left side it's only one it's been there for about 3 months
Ans: The lymph nodes can become inflamed for many reSons. You may have had an infection and thus the lymph nodes become reactive. They do eventually resolve takes a while. Now considering the nodes are enlarged only on one side and you are so young best to see a doctor and get examined ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had the occipital lymph node on right side swollen since I was 18. 25 now. Doesn't hurt to touch. Also folliculitis that won't heal completely?
Two issues: The lymph node may be due to folliculitis if the affected area is in the vicinity of the node. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion about folliculitis without examining you. It would be prudent to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have a swollen occipital lymph node-- at least that's what I think it is. It's rock-hard and about the size of a pea. Just noticed a couple days ago?
Swollen occipital LN: May be from throat, ear sinus infection. even allergies with concommitant mild infection. If does not resolve in 2-3 weeks or if gets bigger, associated with fever ,headache, pain ,confusion follow up with doc/urgent care, non resolving lymph nodes need to be checked. ...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 more
LYMPHADENITIS: Any infection in the scalp will drain to the lymph node and cause adenitis. ...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
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