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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck
Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more
Pinched Nerves: Swollen lymph nodes in the arm pit is a concern for a physician. It is possible there are two different pathologies or conditions going on here. From the picture, it looks like there is climbing which could explain shoulder blade pain radiating to the neck and might be a pinched nerve. It would be a stretch to equate a pinched nerve to swollen glands like this. I would see a doctor and soon. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Pain pushing chin back base of skull Slight swollen sternocleidomastoid muscle enlarged lymph node top of jaw, crackling noise in neck ?
Much more is needed-: -larger on both sides? Painful, age, node tender or just there? Also any co-morbidities. All is important 2 even hazard a guess. Best 2 C Ur PCP, 4 a hands on exam & history taken. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes in neck, white furry tongue, face muscle soreness near jaw, thigh and forearm muscles become fatigued , lumps under skin onbelly?
Exam: Do you think this should be treated online? Absolutely NOT. Call for a medical appointment, exam, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Cannot be answered online. ...Read more
Can hair dressers and massage therapists give head neck shoulder massages around swollen lymph nodes?
Yes: That is very ok as long as u enjoy it to your full satishfaction. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
When you are ill: It sure sounds like you are ill. You have a series of symptoms that do not fit one pattern. Based upon the variety of your symptoms i believe you need to be seen by your family physician soon. However, if the neck stiffness worsens or if you have a fever you need to be seen urgently. ...Read more
Stiff, painful neck left side. Earache, sore throat, swollen bumps in my hairline behind left ear. Feels like mosquito bites.
Pharyngitis & otitis: Please monitor your temperature & can you send a photo of hairline "swollen bumps." Are these bumps itchy. ...Read more
Natural response: May be dental infection, viral illness, other. If it persists, continues to enlarge or becomes worse, see your family doctor. Lymph nodes help fight inflammation and get large when they do so. It is usually helpful to you, but may produce unpleasant symptoms in the process. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Having quite continuous head pressure, stiff neck, shoulders, and jaw. Sore scalp, tender areas on scalp, headaches in forehead and behind eyes.
Musculoskeletal: 21 yo female with constant head, neck and jaw pain likely has chronic muscle spasm in cervical region, with possible tension muscle headache and/or TMJ. Osteopth is best doctor to evaluate, especially for chronically tilted head and crossed muscle syndrome in the superior trapezium. Evaluation by seasoned Physical Therapist might be useful. ...Read more
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