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is it normal to be able to feel more than one pea size occipital lymph node in a toddler?there is 2 or 3.

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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: It is normal to feel multiple small lymph nodes (pea size) in kids.
Answered on Nov 3, 2013
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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 fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further.Ask her doc if so.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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