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Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Probably nothing: This is a constellation of minor anomalies such as any generally healthy person may have. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. You need a general physician or skin Dr. to evaluate your scalp (?), & serum iron and TIBC to search for mild iron deficiency (commonly raises RCW before anemia sets in). Malignant nodes aren't subtle. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. But it started with an inflamed bowl and swollen lymph node on head.Is this autoimmune pancreatitis?

I have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. But  it started with an inflamed bowl and swollen lymph node on head.Is this autoimmune pancreatitis?

Possible: Autoimmune pancreatitis is an increasingly recognized type of chronic pancreatitis that can be difficult to distinguish from pancreatic carcinoma but which responds to treatment with corticosteroids, particularly prednisone. It is increasingly regarded as a form of hyper-igg4 disease. There are two categories : types 1 and type 2 each with distinct clinical profiles. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18

I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18

Exam: You should get a thorough medicial examination and blood testing for illnesses of the blood and immune system. Call for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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6mo has 2 swollen lymph nodes on the back of head on left side for months. Her pediatrician says not to worry. haven't changed in size. Should I be co?

6mo has 2 swollen lymph nodes on the back of head on left side for months. Her pediatrician says not to worry. haven't changed in size. Should I be co?

Usually is benign: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated ...Read more

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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

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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

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My 2 year old son went to the dr. And has swollen lymph node on left side of head , behind left ear and 2 on left side of neck, blood work was done ?

My 2 year old son went to the dr. And has swollen lymph node on left side of head , behind left ear and 2 on left side of neck, blood work was done ?

Likely infection...: This pattern is common with a variety of infections (viral or bacterial). Other more serious conditions (cancer) are much, much less likely. Does he happen to have some sort of scalp irritation/infection happening? ...Read more

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Started off with a a really bad headache, turned into a sore throat with only the left ear irritated. Swollen lymph node. Now a stiff neck &head?

Started off with a a really bad headache, turned into a sore throat with only the left ear irritated. Swollen lymph node. Now a stiff neck &head?

Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 4 days or so. Take this opportunity and quit smoking. ...Read more