A 29-year-old female asked:
hi, i have discovered a soft lump in my son's neck last week . i am very concerned. i am not sure but it looks a bit bigger than last week.please help?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks
Answered on Dec 14, 2017
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