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5 year old has had enlarged lymph node all of his life

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can re-check: Young children can have swollen lymph nodes for months, especially if they catch a cold or a strep throat every couple of months. It is important to s ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; many are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little ... Read More
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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: kids can have this for sometime, so long it is soft, mobile, and didn't get bigger, however, your child's pediatrician would have to follow it up, mig ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Lymph node: I am not sure of the size, but the other features make it sound normal. The position, the mobility and it’s stability.. if it is larger than 2.5 cm or ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Lymph node: For an enlarged node (or 2-3 of them) on only one side of the groin, the most common cause is some sort of infection or inflammation in the leg or foo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: Your childs lymph node represents the after effects of an upper respiratory infection. Use warm compresses several times a day to shrink it in size.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However, a lymph node can become enlarged for more reasons that a sore throat or cough. An infection of a gum, ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe not abnormal: A single enlarged node in the groin usually is not abnormal or dangerous. Most likely it's a scarred node still enlarged from some distant past infect ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Biopsy: Unless this is a tiny lymph node that hasn't changed at all in a year, I would get an opinion from a general surgeon as to whether a biopsy is advisab ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Enlarged lymph node: Consult a different doctor to find the diagnosis. Axillary lymph node enlargement is important. Will need tests.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Should be easy to find if enlarge unless you have very large legs, in which case you may need to press a little deeper.
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