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I have a painful swollen occipital lymph node and it's hard.

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I have a painful swollen occipital lymph node and it's hard. I don't know if it's fighting an infection because I also have a sore throat.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
Sounds like we should see a physician to look in your throat
Throat infection could definitely cause a swollen and painful lymph node in your neck
These are called reactive lymph nodes and part of your body's immune system response when you fight off infections
A swollen lymph node does not necessarily mean cancer
Do you have any fever?
Acid reflux of stomach acid coming up to the throat can also cause sore throat and swollen nodes
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
do you have any other questions?