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My 4yr old son has had a swollen lymph node in his neck from 1.5yrs. it's not growing or painful,but always visible. should I be worried?

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Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See pediatrician: Please take your child to the pediatrician to have an examination and measurement of the node. Better to be safe than sorry. Biopsy if suspicious. Best wishes.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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