While visiting my son's pediatrician yesterday for a sinus infection, she noticed that my son has a lymph node in his neck that is abnormally large. For the record, it's been enlarged like this for a couple of years now even when he's not sick. His pediatrician wants me to take him to get blood work done after he finishes his antibiotics for his sinus infection (in 9 more days) and that getting the lymph node removed and a biospy taken on it is a likely course of action. I'm scared to death! Has anyone been through this? I'd love some guidance. I have no doubt that there might be something wrong with the lymph node, but I'm just worried about the whole process. My son also has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and I'm worried that this might be something that goes along with that...Answer Question
I have a lymph node in my neck that has been there since I was 2. My son has one in his neck in about the same spot as mine (he's 8). i can tell you that mine gets really swollen when I have a sinus infection, cold, etc.. It's always swollen, but it's more noticeable when I'm sick. Is it possible for you to get a 2nd opinion, since you are uncomfortable with what your doc said? That's probably what I'd do before I did anything drastic.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 1:46 PM on Feb. 27, 2009
Answer by J9Mommy at 10:10 PM on Feb. 27, 2009