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20 Jul 2005

Worrying Swelling
Hi Doc

I have a swollen occipital lymph gland/node. Only on the left hand side. What could this mean? I have had a pain/numb feeling at the back of my head now for over 4 weeks. Doc is now treating it as something to do with neck ie spasm or pinched nerve. What do you think? I'm thinking I need to see a physician...
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01 Jan 0001

Munchkin, the most common cause would be an scalp infection (isn’t there a pimple on your scalp somewhere?) or maybe a viral infection like the cold. I doubt that you need to worry, but the next step would be to have a full blood count done. Good luck.
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