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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
Consider other cause: lymph notes become tender and swollen whenever that area of the body becomes inflamed. It is unlikely that allergy could cause this unless you have open sores or inflammation on your legs or genital area. it would be advisable for you to have this checked out if it has continued for this long. To make sure you don't have a hidden infection ...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
In general how large would the lymph node swelling be in cases of hodgkin's disease. I've heard it can be as little as an inch on nodes of neck?
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