A 30-year-old female asked:
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i've noticed 3 lumps on the side of my daughters neck..she hasn't been unwell but have noticed she is tired a lot lately..any reason for the lumps?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Usually is: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated.
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

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