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treatment for small pea sized lump in lymph node

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get checked: At that location it is not likely to be a lymph node. It would be best to have a physician evaluate it in person to give you an accurate diagnosis.
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Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst: could also be a small sebaceous cyst, tendon sheath cyst or ganglion cyst. As the other doctor suggested, best to have this evaluated. Best of luck. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Normal: Yes, there are thousands of lymph nodes in our body, including over the biceps. "Pea sized " is minimal enlargement and knowing whether it is new or ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot diagnose: Without an exam and the ability to see these lesions cannot tell what they are. If lymph nodes, they are probably doing what they are supposed to, cl ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Nodes?: Most swollen glands or lumps under the skin are not cause for concern. The glands (lymph nodes) on either side of the neck, under the jaw, or behind t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Pea: It could be a lymphnode and should be evaluated by your pmd.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
>2 wks, see doctor: If this does not improve in 2 weeks or gets larger, see doctor. It may be nothing but it is better to be safe than sorry.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
What is the Concern?: Okay. Thank you for letting us know. There is nothing unusual or concerning in any way with this scenario. Lymph nodes you can fell are evidence of a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lumps and Bumps: Only one answer....see a doctor. Likely nothing to worry about but only way to know is to see a doctor for exam
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Weeks
45 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: A polyp. See your doctor to arrange a look and find out for sure.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Abscess: Put warm compresses on it and watch it for a few days. Try not to squeeze it. Get with your physician if it's not getting better in a week.
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