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O/T lump in my 3yr olds neck

i was tickling my three year old on her neck and noticed a lump on her neck about the size of a lima bean and about an inch below her ear. I then remembered her having this lump as an infant but it being a lot smaller and i just brushed it off then but now that she's older and its gotten bigger i'm concerned... its on her right side and she doesn't have it on her left side.. i was wondering any suggestions on this. she has an app in 4 weeks with a TBI doctor (from a skull fracture she got last year from being dropped while getting a piggy back ride on to cement she's totally re covered just bein overly cautious) anyways.. how serious does this sound and am i safe to wait the four weeks til her next app or should i have her seen asap? thanks in advance for any answers ladies!
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1194973 tn?1385503904
If I remember you have lymph nodes in your neck that can become swollen and stick out. I had them in the back of my neck when I got mono. My sister also had them, but she had ALL. (don't mean to worry you) Call your doctor and ask them what they want you to do. They might want to check it out to see if everything is ok. I believe they can also become swollen when you're sick as well.
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A lump that has grown in size is something to be concerned about. I wouldn't wait 4 weeks. I would call first thing in the morning and see a specialist.
1287128 tn?1331134538
clysta- that is what i thought when she was younger probably why i totally brushed it off and forgot about it.. (i feel terrible but that part of her neck isn't somewhere i often feel):(        joyrenee- thank you i will do that.
1194973 tn?1385503904
I hope it turns out to be nothing. Good luck.
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