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My son has a lump on his neck

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Lump: He could have a cystic hygroma. See your perdiatrician for a referral to a pediatric surgeon
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Likely a lymph node: There are many pea sized lymph nodes located in the tissues of the neck & they are prominent when they overly muscles. They can enlarge when stimulate... Read More

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