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My 2 year old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck...what could this be?

My 2 year old son has a swollen lymph node on the left side of his neck...what could this be?

Infection: Lymph nodes can be a source of infection. Have him checked to see if he needs treatment such as antibiotics or drainage. If it is tiny like pea sized it may be normal. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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My 2.5 year old son has swollen lymph nodes in neck, clavicle, underarm and groin. Only swollen on the left side, fever started 2 days ago.

My 2.5 year old son has swollen lymph nodes in neck, clavicle, underarm and groin.  Only swollen on the left side, fever started 2 days ago.

Lymphadenopathy: At this age, we see fever with certain group of lymph node enlargement, like neck, under chin, behind ears and some other areas. Cause is mostly of viral. If multiple groups are involved with fever but no rash, i will advise to have a thorough exam by his pediatrician, check for liver /spleen enlargement, have simple blood test like a cbc. With diff. And any more if needed. Do not get scared. ...Read more

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My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged ?

My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged ?

Doctor can re-check: Young children can have swollen lymph nodes for months, especially if they catch a cold or a strep throat every couple of months. It is important to see the same doctor, so that the same person is examining the child's neck. He can compare his exams from different visits, and can also swab the throat for strep at follow-up visits. There are few rare, bad diseases that also cause persistent nodes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Go see your doctor: Need more info: one or more? How big? Is it growing? Is it hard, painful, red etc? Any other swollen glands anywhere else? Any fevers, night sweats, weight loss etc... ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more