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A 16-year-old female asked:

My parents ignore me when i tell them i have a hard lump on my neck that causes swallowing and yawning pain. they say its a lymph node or normal anatomy even though its to the side and they can see and feel it. what do i do?? i have no one to help?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Most likely your parents are right. This doesn't sound serious. If you remain concerned, why not see your school nurse? The nurse should be able to reassure you, or to assist in more comprehensive medical evaluation if s/he thinks it necessary.

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Last updated Aug 27, 2021

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