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Swollen Lymph Nodes in 2 yr old

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 12, 2006
  • 00:38 AM

For the past 1 1/2 yrs my little boy has a recurring swollen lymph node on the right side of his neck - so swollen you can actually move it around on his neck and it feels a little hard. We had noticed at times of acute illnesses (colds) that the lymph nodes in his groins would become "slightly" enlarged, however, when he is not sick is when the neck lymph node swells. The pediatrician doesn't seem to think there is reason for alarm, however, it just doesn't seem normal to me, I have other children and this has never occurred. History, healthy pregnancy, no drug or alcohol use, family history great - maternal side does have some cancers (lymphnoma?) and on paternal side there is Hyperthyroid and Graves Disease. Does anyone have suggestions. He does seem perfect, what a ham, other than this.

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  • Kasey- Have you had any luck with your son's swollen lymph nodes? My daughter is 5 years old and has the same problem on the right side of her neck. It has been going on for over 2 years. If you have any information that may help I would appreciate it. Maria
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    • January 23, 2007
    • 10:35 PM
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  • HiMy Daughter is 12 and has been having the same problem for the past 12 months plus. At times her neck becomes extremely swollen, so much so she looks like she has mumps! It is very painful for her and worrying for me. I am taking her back (yet again) to the doctors tonight so hopefully this time they will investigate further - and not just prescribe the standard issue antibiotics! I will let you know.
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  • I am 25 yrs old and am in excellent heath. My neck has become swollen on the right side for more than two months. My doctor said it was a swollen limph node and if it dosent go away it needs to be removed. I am quite nervous becouse it is next to my juggular vein. { History } I have had strep throut every minnesota winter since the age of ten. Every strep quick test has come up negative and every 24 hour test comes up positve. I think that quick tests never show the real bacteria because it has mutated. The real 24hour strep test shows the bacteria that grows and hibernates in you throat. If you look online or in medical dictionaries there are so many different viruses, bactieras, and infections that occur in the throat it scares me.
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