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Dr. Ronda Alexander Dr. Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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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

Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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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

Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Harold Fields Dr. Fields
Family Medicine
57 years in practice
University of Glasgow Faculty of Medicine
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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 havent 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

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Zachary Veres Dr. Veres
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier Dr. Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
29 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Solhjem Dr. Solhjem
Radiation Oncology
17 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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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?

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

Dr. Vinod Shidham Dr. Shidham
Pathology
years in practice
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What is a swollen lymph node like?

What is a swollen lymph node like?

Question is vague!: Swollen lymph node may reactive process or could be cancer (lymphoma or metastatic spread). Reactive process may be secondary to various organisms such as viral, bacterial, fungal (including granulomatous processes). Many other condtions are idiopathic (no known causative factor). ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

Swollen lymph node, should I be worried?

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

Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What should I do if I have a swollen lymph node?

What should I do if I have a swollen 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

Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are signs of a swollen lymph node going away?

It gets smaller: 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

Dr. Ziad Akl Dr. Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
27 years in practice
St Joseph's University Faculty of Medicine
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Should i ice or heat a swollen lymph node?

Should i ice or heat a swollen lymph node?

Neither: The question should be why is it swollen and address the cause. Local heat or cold does not help. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Eisenberg Dr. Eisenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
21 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Pus cells from swollen lymph node represent?

Pus cells from swollen lymph node represent?

Possible infection.: The cause of lymphadenopathy is often obvious after a complete history. ...Read more

Dr. H Prasad Dr. Prasad
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
35 years in practice
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How do a cyst and a swollen lymph node differ?

How do a cyst and a swollen lymph node differ?

Fluid vs solid: A cyst is a fluid-filled sac like structure, usually benign a swollen lymph node is a solid mass of variable size which could be benign or malignant depends on size, location and clinical setting. ...Read more

Dr. Leila Hashemi Dr. Hashemi
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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Swollen lymph node for 6 month with no symptoms?

Swollen lymph node for 6 month with no symptoms?

Lymphadenopathy: Hi, you need to see an MD for evaluation and possible Ultrasound and biopsy of your node. ...Read more