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A lump

last night my 16 yr old tells me that he has this lump on his neck near his ear, i feel it and its a good size lump, he says that it hurts, i told him we will take him to the Doctor on Monday and have it checked out. Any ideas what it could be??? It has us both worried.


Asked by jenn4443 at 8:49 AM on Mar. 26, 2011 in Health

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  • Im not sure if there is a lymph node in that area but it's entirely possible to have it be an infected lymph node. Dont get worked up over it in front of the kid though. You'll just scare him. Going straight to the Dr on Monday is best.

    Answer by vbruno at 9:02 AM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Am not sure what it could be but you're doing the right thing by going straight to a doctor. Don't worry until you really have to!!

    Answer by sonja911 at 8:57 AM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • Maybe a plugged duct/pore or tiny cyst. Like a pimple. Best of luck.

    Answer by Angellinda at 6:30 PM on Mar. 26, 2011