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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

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 more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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What serious conditions would result in a lymph node swelling only on one side under jaw same side 3 weeks ago infected tooth was removed still swolle?

What serious conditions would result in a lymph node swelling only on one side under jaw same side 3 weeks ago infected tooth was removed still swolle?

Nothing serious: Swollen lymph nodes under the jaw or in the neck can certainly be normal in many cases for a 3-4 weeks after having dental surgery or infected tooth extraction. It wouldn't be bad idea to ask your dentist, but it's probably just your body's response to the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can lymph node swelling and pain in lower front part of neck, both sides, come and go throughout day or is there something else going on?

Can lymph node swelling and pain in lower front part of neck, both sides, come and go throughout day or is there something else going on?

Not really: Lymph node swelling can not go away in one day..So it has to be something else. You should go and show it to your pcp and find out if there is anything visible or palpable in your neck. If it is real he/she will be able to detect it, verify it and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Is recurrent lymph node swelling a concern. A years time random swellings. The same one under the right ear swells. About the size of two quarters.

Is recurrent lymph node swelling a concern. A years time random swellings. The same one under the right ear swells. About the size of two quarters.

Sounds okay: Lymph nodes that swell and then regress are just doing their job. One that large is unusual but by no means extraordinary. If they are very hard, attached to the surrounding structures, or if you have obvious signs of illness (fever, weight loss, night sweats), then a biopsy might be in order. Otherwise, the lymph node is your friend and deserves to be left alone. ...Read more

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Feels like a lymph node between my ribs inside my breast on the right side. I've been having breast issues and systemic lymph node swelling. Is it tissue or something else?

Feels like a lymph node between my ribs inside my breast on the right side. I've been having breast issues and systemic lymph node swelling. Is it tissue or something else?

See your doctor: Your lump you feel between your ribs inside your breast could be a lymph node or something else. You have to get examined, perhaps the mass evaluated In pathology to be sure it is not related to breast or a benign growth tissue. Systemic, increased lymph nodes in number and size,Is concerning. NEEDS biopsy unless it is a common viral reaction. See your private MD for a professional opinion now. ...Read more

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What can cause lymph node swelling on left side of neck and jaw line? No other symptoms other than some mild weakness. Is this concerning?

What can cause lymph node swelling on left side of neck and jaw line? No other symptoms other than some mild weakness. Is this concerning?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for a lump at that location, so i would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include swollen lymph nodes, benign skin cysts, salivary gland swelling, congenital cysts, or rare tumors. Factors such as location, size, and duration make some of these more or less likely. Lymph node swelling is very common in response to local infection. ...Read more

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What could cause lymph node swelling?

What could cause lymph node swelling?

Inflammation: Local injury, local inflammation, boils, abcesses, r/o serous problems like tumor, cancer etc. ...Read more

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Right supracavicular lymph node swelling reasons?

Right supracavicular lymph node swelling reasons?

Lymphadenitis : Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. If concerned, check with your pcp. ...Read more