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A 30-year-old female asked:

3 yr old has palpable cervical lymph node,mobile, no pain,has sore throat at present & it feels more big, its under left ear in neck.pedi not worried.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I wouldn't either: These reflect normal work by the lymph nodes of the body. They are regional filters of body serum that clean out the occasional germ or debris of infection that enters. They enlarge/work/shrink over a 3-5 week cycle. I would expect to find enlarged nodes with that history.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019


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