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Swollen Lymph Node At Base Of Skull
I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?
Tender swollen lymph nodes right side base of skull. Fatigued. No flu symptoms, no headaches. Virus?
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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?
You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node.
Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes under arms, lasted for 2 wks and were sore. Now 1 at base of skull, it to is sore. Only change is working out & natural deodorant.
See a doctor: You should see a doctor. They may or may not be lymph nodes but either way you need an exam. ...Read more
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
I've had swollen lymph node on right side of neck-pea size, harder node behind right ear and hard lump-large marble-base of skull for 1yr. Comp? Cancer?
Mastoid process v LN: It's possible you're feeling your own mastoid process -which is a normal boney nodule right behind the ear. Check both sides of your head to see if it's symmetrical -if so, that's what it is. If these are 'asymmetric' findings you should have a physical exam by a doctor who can explain these findings. I would want to know more about your medical condition and risks for cancer, so schedule w/ an MD ...Read more
I have some swelling right above the base of my penis, it is tender and sore, and does not go away when resting. Hernia or swollen lymph node?
The best thing: Is to have an examination by your family physician to determine the etiology. ...Read more
Could a slightly swollen lymph node at the base of the ear be caused by mild acne in the area, or by a lip that I keep biting on accident? Worried.
I feel nauseous when I eat and I have one swollen lymph nodes at the nack of my neck near the skull and under the jaw. Recently I had a tootache.
Needs evaluation: It's quite possible you have some complication from your tooth problem - such as a localized abscess or even a bone infection (as the tooth sits in the bone and an uncontrolled dental infection can extend down into that). Because you have nausea and don't want to eat, that tells me that it's serious and you should not wait for it to go away. Please see a doctor ASAP. Where are you in the Phils? ...Read more
Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?
Inflammatory nodes.: Most nodes in neck that represent a metastatic process are found along the jugular vein. Nodes at the nape of the neck usually drain the scalp and as such with scalp problems, this would be the cause of the process and almost always represent inflammation. This can be controlled with warm soaks to the scalp and at times antibiotics. ...Read more
Lymph node: Any inflammatory precipitant, such as a bite or infection or injury, can cause swelling of a lymph node. If there is a red streak above or below, or if you have fevers and chills, then you should see your doctor to see if the bite has become infected. ...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
Inflammation.: Lymph nodes are filters for fluid and debris coming from nearby body parts that is collected via lymphatic ducts. They are filled with immune system cells, lymphocytes and react to various processes from minor infections, irritations like rashes, up to serious malignancies. When the node enlarges, the immune system is dealing with one of these processes. Most of the time, it's something minor. ...Read more
The cause: Tender lymph nodes tend to be a response to bacterial more than viral infections. But even dandruff on the scalp can cause a tender lymph node in the neck. Where is the lymph node is the first question? What is inflamed or infected next? It may be best to see a health care provider to let them look at it. ...Read more
I need much more info here. What lymph node where?
Overwhelming possibility of benign cause. ...Read more
Reactive: The vast majority of swollen lymph nodes "react" to viral infections. This is their job description. They enlarge to help fight the infection. It it's larger than a marble or has been their for more than 2 weeks, have your doctor take a look at it. In your case, be sure you're seen, . ...Read more
Acute Illness?: The swollen lymph node especially if relatively acute indicates your body is trying to fight off some type of infection...Viral, bacterial, etc. The shoulder pain if in the same area as the lymph node is likely referred pain or involved in the process. See your doctor to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more
Site of origin: Lumps represent any palpable mass anywhere in the body. An enlarged lymph node is also a lump when palpated. One however can suspect a node when present along major lymph node chains such as in the femoral tri angle along femoral vein, in the axilla along along the axillary vein and in the neck in the region of the jugular vein. ...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
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein.
Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...Read more
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