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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home .If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome.If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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I have a small light purple spot on my neck. Peers say that this may be a blood blister from a pinched nerve, although it's not raised. Can you help?

I have a small light purple spot on my neck. Peers say that this may be a blood blister from a pinched nerve, although it's not raised. Can you help?

May be: This May be a cherry hemangioma. It could be a bruise. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. It needs to be seen in person by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will my enlarged gland in front of neck kill me if it stays big no pain or symptoms also will massaging them hurt it and help the swelling?

Will my enlarged gland in front of neck kill me if it stays big no pain or symptoms also will massaging them hurt it and help the swelling?

See ENT doctor: It is unclear how long you have had this, where is it located and how large it is. It could be an enlarged lymph node, a thyroid nodule or goiter, a thyroglossal duct cyst, or other mass. The treatments will all be different, thus it is important to find out the cause. An ear-nose-throat specialist or otolargyngologist, would be someone that could help make this diagnosis and treat it. ...Read more

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Moveable painless lump in front of neck between my r ear and chin. No other symptoms. Been there 5 plus years. Should I be worried that its cancer?

Moveable painless lump in front of neck between my r ear and chin. No other symptoms. Been there 5 plus years.  Should I be worried that its cancer?

Lymph node: If it has been there and is unchanged for 5 years, cancer is unlikely. That area would be common for a benign reactive lymph node. Also possible to have a lipoma or other benign cyst. Neck region could also be a thyroglossal duct cyst. The best way to find a definitive answer is to see an ENT physician for a possible needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Swelling in front of neck present with normal thyroid us and lab results. Goiter? Lymph nodes? Neuro symptoms are present. Who to see? What to ask?

Swelling in front of neck present with normal thyroid us and lab results. Goiter? Lymph nodes? Neuro symptoms are present. Who to see? What to ask?

Swollen neck: It sounds like you're in the middle of a medical assessment of this. The normal thyroid ultrasound pretty much excludes a goiter, and typically this exam would also see, and describe, lymph nodes or other abnormal structures substantial enough cause noticeable swelling. What kind of "neuro symptoms"? I would talk with the Dr. who ordered US. See if there are any clues in that report. Neurologist? ...Read more