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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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Swollen occipital lymph node is 11-year-old girl. Persisting for more than 7 weeks.?

Swollen occipital lymph node is 11-year-old girl. Persisting for more than 7 weeks.?

Lymph nodes: These may be secondary to an infectious process, but if worried and other symptoms such as low grade fever and sweats are present, see primary for some blood tests and additional work up. ...Read more

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I have a swollen occipital lymph node, I had a fever for 4 days, high as 103.6, but the fever broke, I haven't had one in 2 days, there is pain in node?

Infection: You may have a local infection of the scalp that maybe causing swelling of the occipital lymph nodes I would suggest you see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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14 year old son with swollen occipital lymph node left side, no pain or other issues, should I be worried?

14 year old son with swollen occipital lymph node left side, no pain or other issues, should I be worried?

Needs exam: This could easily be a reactive lymph node to a skin infection on the scalp. These are common. BUT, in order to say it's that, your son needs a good history and physical exam to check out other places lymph nodes can get enlarged. Don't worry, because that's not a good use of your time. BUT get him in for an exam so that we can get an accurate diagnosis of this mass. ...Read more

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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?

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.
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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?

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

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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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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

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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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 who's sick. Please help. Thanks!

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 who's 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 more

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I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?

I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?

Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge. ...Read more

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Why would my underarm lymph node be slightly swollen and sore?

Why would my underarm lymph node be slightly swollen and sore?

Infection: The lymph nodes in your armpit tend to trap infection from your arm & hand. Breast tissue drains there too. If you don't have any infection (redness, warmth, tenderness) elsewhere on said arm/hand, perhaps you have an ingrown hair or clogged cyst, both of which can get infected and become painful. Warm compresses are a reasonable 1st option. If not better, then go see your family doc. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

I woke up with a swollen lymph node on the back left side of my neck. Quite sore and slightly painful?

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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Okay so update to my last question, the lymph node by my boob is still sore, its not swollen, just hurts when I touch it.?

Okay so update to my last question, the lymph node by my boob is still sore, its not swollen, just hurts when I touch it.?

Get examined!: This is not normal. If you have not been seen, then you should. Serious things could be causing this and you would not want to delay. Not all enlargement and tenderness is due to infection. Depending on your age and other risks and issues, you may need a diagnositc mammogram, an ultrasound of the area or even an MRI of the breast. Start with a history, exam and then go from there. Antibiotics? ...Read more

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Why does my lymph node get swollen when I gets cold sore?

Why does my lymph node get swollen when I gets cold sore?

Reacting to virus: A cold sore is caused by cold viruses. The lymph node you mention is apparently the first node that collects the bacteria and viruses from the damaged site and it filters out infection. The node swells while the bacteria or virus are destroyed. ...Read more

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Could poking and prodding at an already swollen lymph node generally make it stay swollen for longer/more sore?

Could poking and prodding at an already swollen lymph node generally make it stay swollen for longer/more sore?

No: Swollen lymph glands can arise from mononucleosis, tumor spread, an inflammatory reaction to a virus or bactgerial infection. The node if normal contains follicles filled with spaces producing large numbers of white blood cells to combat the existing problem. Prodding may only cause painful symptoms if excessive but not enlargement. ...Read more

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1" hard movable mass, no pain in occipital lymph node in my 9yr old boy, he sadi its been there a few weeks and itches sometimes.. .. any concerns?

1" hard movable mass, no pain in occipital lymph node in my 9yr old boy, he sadi its been there a few weeks and itches sometimes.. .. any concerns?

See Your Doctor Now: This mass may or may not be a prominent lymph node which is a component of the immune system. Infection, trauma, cancer can cause them to enlarge with or without pain. However itching is not a typical feature and benign nodes are usually soft. A non-lymphoid mass must also be considered. Visual inspection is required. See your doctor now for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is avg size of occipital lymph node? Both of my lymph nodes are about size of dime or nickel. Cant quite tell due to location. Is that abnormal?

What is avg size of occipital lymph node? Both of my lymph nodes are about size of dime or nickel. Cant quite tell due to location. Is that abnormal?

Head/neck lymph node: They are typically small, less than 1.0 cm and not easy to feel. Greater than 1.0 cm is considered enlarged. Lymph nodes often react to acute or chronic inflammation in the area they drain, which in the occipital area is typically the scalp. See an ENT for a good head and neck exam and further work--up, as necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a sore neck with a swollen lymph node?

Is it normal to have a sore neck with a swollen lymph node?

Depends: Not normal if persistent or if the pain or swelling gets worse. If symptoms prolonged to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore thraot only on the right side swollen lymph node and tender gum on my right k9. All on the right side what could be wrong?

Sore thraot only on the right side swollen lymph node and tender gum on my right k9. All on the right side what could be wrong?

Infection: You may possibly have an infection developing in the area and should have your dentist test the teeth on the right side for possible nerve or gum issues. ...Read more

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I think I have a swollen lymph node in my neck. It is really sore. I haven't really felt sick. It is really sore. How do I treat it?

I think I have a swollen lymph node in my neck. It is really sore. I haven't really felt sick. It is really sore. How do I treat it?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more