A 54-year-old female asked:
swollen pea sized glands in my neck after having flu vaccine. is it likely to be the reason or could it be serious?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
BENIGN: Pea sized glands in the neck are normal. They are also present that size throughout your body but their location buried in other tissues makes them less obvious than those in the neck. If your neck glands seem a little tender this can be a mild response to the flu vaccine, as it would to many viral invaders.
Last updated May 30, 2020
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