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5 year old turned her neck and i see a lymph node sticking out, help is that normal never saw it before - do i get it checked ,dime size not sick?

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Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Very common to see..: .. in young children. This likely represents a benign/harmless lymph node. This is a part of everyone’s immune system. There are many nodes located throughout the body. They are very reactive in young kids and often swell in response to exposure to germs. As long as they remain small (
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Lymph node rxns: This is likely a normal lymph node which typically swell in response to a stimulation derived from germs, bites or irritation of the skin (or throat)in their region. In most these are benign, with gradual enlargement followed by return to normal. Those in the head & neck are superficial & obvious.Failure to shrink within 3 wks may require add'l workup.Clarify issues with your Dr.

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