swollen lymph node at base of skull

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Tender swollen lymph nodes right side base of skull. Fatigued. No flu symptoms, no headaches. Virus?

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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

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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?
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Dr. Mark Glyman answered:

What would cause posterior cervical lymph node pain and swelling? R neck is swollen, pain from base of skull down to front of neck/throat

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Cervical
There are a variety of things that could cause these problems at your age. Infections(cat scratch disease, mononucleosis), dental /sinus disease), are most often the cause. However, more serious problems occur in this age group. Please see your internest, ENT. Or Oral/maxillofacial surgeon ASAP.
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Dr. Bruce R. Saran answered:

Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

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Head
There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the Occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp.
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What could it mean if you have swollen lymph nodes around the base of head and ears and neck, low grade fever, abdominal and back pain, and diarreah?

Lots. see md

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Anything from viral syndrome such as infectious mono (due to Epstein Barr or cmv viruses) to evidence of tumor/ cancer, lymphoma, other. See md asap.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I sometimes get bumps on my head could that be swollen lymph nodes?

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But the best thing to do is to see a doctor and have these examined when they arise, so that an appropriate diagnosis and course of action is possible.
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Dr. Louis Cooper answered:

I'm sixteen and have had swollen lymph nodes near my jaw swell up ever once and a while. It's been doing this since August after i got hit in the head

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With the history of trauma, perhaps you need to have a dental exam. Are the nodes present on both sides of your jaw? Regardless, you need a careful exam to determine what is going on. Good luck.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

I have swollen lymph nodes in front of the ears and down the jaw. I also have a big lump on the cranium bottom left side. What can it be?

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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
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Swollen lymph nodes in armpt, back of neck. and head bumps. had infection, treated with antibiotics. symptoms worse, eye pain as well. ?

Infectious diseases

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You should be seen by an expert in infectious diseases and probably by an ophthalmologist as well. This could be infection the causative organism of cat-scratch disease or some other nasty pathogen. Go now, do not wait. Good luck.
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