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my son has a lump on his neck

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: His age and health? Most lumps in the neck of children are the result of a throat infection. Once enlarged they can persist for a long time. Adults wi ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: Thousands of lymph node located in the body help remove germs in the serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck & head ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not enough info: "lump" could be ingrown hair, tissue growth, infection, result of trauma, infection, etc, etc, etc. Call your pediatrician for an examination. If me ... Read More
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lymph nodes: Are much easier to feel on children than adults. If it is not tender, is mobile and doesn't get any larger then don't worry. If he recently had some ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Watch it: Lumps on the neck are usually lymph nodes. These are factories that collect debris along the lymphatic tract. When we are sick, the nodes increase in ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Lump: He could have a cystic hygroma. See your perdiatrician for a referral to a pediatric surgeon
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck lump: In this region, ingrown hair or inclusion cyst are common. Enlarged lymph nodes are usually located on the sides of the neck rather than the midline. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are ... Read More
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Go to Dr: Take your son to a doctor, could be lymph nodes, cysts.
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: It is not unusual for kids to get some swelling in the lymph nodes in the side of the neck during a cold. We call this "reactive adenopathy" The ten ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph Node: This is probably a lymph node within the cervical chain in the neck. These commonly pop up to fight colds and upper respiratory infections. I believ ... Read More

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