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    Old 10-06-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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    Red face Swollen lymph nodes on back of head

    Please help me and give me some answers.

    I am a healthy 20 year old male.

    5 days ago I had discovered that my lymph node on the left side of the back of my head is swollen. It has not increased in size since I discovered it but it does kind of heat up sometimes (if you understand what I meant there). When I applied pressure there was very MINIMAL pain/ache, but now it does not hurt at all, however much pressure I put on it. I do not have any symptoms at all but because I am so STRESSED and ANXIOUS my heart beat and pulse raise up, and I just do not an interest for anything other than this. However, I do feel a kind of sharp pain in my liver/gallbladder area when I apply a bit of pressure (I did drink quite a lot of alcohol on each Friday weekend for the last two/three Fridays). I will go to the doctors next week if it does not decrease on size and/or if I have any new symptoms. Please, I am so stressed with the thought of that it might be a tumour. I know you cannot diagnose me thru the internet but please give me some answers.
    I have been recently very stressed before this happened for nearly two months, so could stress cause a swelling in the lymph nodes on the head.

    PS. No one in my family has no history of cancer.

    Please reply to me and thank you in advance.

     
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    Old 10-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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    Re: Swollen lymph nodes on back of head

    The purpose of lymph nodes is to fight and stop infections spreading. If you have a swollen one it is probably just doing it's job. The fact you haven't any symptoms means it is doing a good job too. Stop stressing about tumours. This lymph node is proving you are a fit and healthy young man with a good immune system.

     
    Old 10-06-2014, 11:20 AM   #3
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    Re: Swollen lymph nodes on back of head

    Thanks for the reply.
    Wouldn't I have had the symptoms for whichever infection it is before the swelling? Also, wouldn't a tumor be on the brain and not on the lymph node?

     
    Old 10-06-2014, 11:24 AM   #4
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    Also, it is pulsating and the swelling is warm. Please, I'm sooooo stressed, I do not mean to be annoying

     
    Old 10-06-2014, 11:34 AM   #5
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    I'm sure it's nothing to do with your brain. Most likely it's fighting off a throat/ear infection. It's killing off the infection which is why you've got no symptoms.

     
    Old 10-07-2014, 06:40 AM   #6
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    Thank you all for the replies, I still feel like I need more answers because I am stressing excessively :'(

    I have a few questions:

    Can a swollen lymph node on the head indicate a brain tumor? Also, can stress cause a swelling in this lymph node? Please someone give me answers.

     
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