A 2-year-old male asked:
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2 yr old son with a lump at back of left side neck, size about 1 by 2 cm. obvious when head turns to right. gets bigger when sick. possible diagnose?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea & sometimes bigger.They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines.I would just monitor it.
Answered on Mar 27, 2017
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: A lymph gland....KIDS sometimes have very prominent lymph glands in their necks, especially if they have had frequent sore throats/ tonsillitis! HOWEVER get it checked out at your child's next wellness visit! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
Answered on Mar 27, 2017
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