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Occipital Lymph Node Swelling
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
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
What are the causes for a unilateral occipital lymph node swelling on the left side? Barber noticed it/been there now 2 weeks n 1 day/should i c ent?
Irritants/ bites : Solo enlarged nodes are usually reflective of a local process. Irritation of the scalp, a local bug bite, etc.Nodes usually run a 3-4 week cycle of enlrging when stimulated, processing their irritant and returning to resting size. If continuing to enlarge, painful or persisting in an enlarged size after 3-4 wks, i would have it looked at. ...Read more
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?
June 13/14 pain to posterior left skull. Next day left eye pain. ER CT showed occipital lymph node swelling. Now vision left eye blurred. Related?
Blurred vision: No, consult a neuro-ophthalmologist or neurologist ASAP ...Read more
What causes an occipital lymph node to swell and deswell? Doc put me on sepra n the swelling goes away then comes back days after medicine is over
Which location it is: Who said it could be a lymphnode. If already a docotor saw and felt it is harmless no need to do anything. As some of the conditions in scalp can cause small lymphnodes to appear prominently such as dandruff, small cuts, infected acne, pustules, can cause them . But lymphnodes in the back of scalp close to the nape of neck called occipital nodes are significant in some conditions-syphilis, hiv. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. ...Read more
4 weeks: Talk with your doc if your lymph nodes have been swollen for more than 3-4 weeks or if they're getting larger or more painful. ...Read more
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