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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Small lump in daughter's neck


 kronos - Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:12 pm

My 5 year old daughter has a small lump in her neck that she says slightly hurts when you rub it. I am taking her to the doctor tomorrow, but am very worried. What could this be?
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:08 am

Well, it depends on its exact site, but most frequently it is an enlarged lymph node or gland.
Another possibility is it could be an enlarged salivary gland.

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