What Are These Tiny Lumps In My Neck?
January 30, 2009 11:00 AM   Subscribe

I have two small lumps near where my neck meets the base of my skull. What are they?

I recently noticed them. They are symmetrically located at a level just above my ear lobes, on both sides of my neck. Are they inflamed lymph nodes, or something else? I've just recently gotten over a sinus infection/cold.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
lymph nodes, yep.
posted by Lou Stuells at 11:02 AM on January 30, 2009

Lou's (most likely) right. My SO had one for a few weeks after a sickness. Seems to be going around.
posted by Mach5 at 11:29 AM on January 30, 2009

Yep. Good way to know if a cold is coming on (or just went).
posted by jckll at 11:55 AM on January 30, 2009

Wait--are you sure it's not just your mastoid process?
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:30 PM on January 30, 2009

Occipital lymph nodes. Labeled 1 on the second image on the right.
posted by ruwan at 4:25 PM on January 30, 2009

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