Enlarged Lymph Nodes In Children Aged 3 Years?
Tonight … I am Ratna’s mother, 25 years old. My son is 3.5 years old. What I want to ask. When my child was 9 months old, he had lung treatment for up to 6 months. It was declared cured by the doctor. But why isn’t the lump behind my child’s ear gone yet? Sometimes these lumps are small, sometimes large, sometimes palpable or not. Lump behind the right ear u0026amp; sometimes more than 1 lump. But my child is in good health, no fever, even his appetite is good. Do I need further consultation with the hospital about this problem?
Hello Ratna, thank you for asking.
Lymph node (KGB) is a gland that is spread in the human body and functions as a pool (gathering place) for immune cells. When our body detects an infection caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, the KGB will become more active than usual and produce more immune cells. Sometimes in people with significant infections, the KGB will be clearly enlarged. Generally, the KGB that is enlarged is near the location of the infection. But it is also possible that the KGB which is far from the location of infection can also be enlarged.
In some cases, the KGB itself can also become infected or other diseases such as tumors. As experienced by the mother at the age of 9 months, most likely the KGB became the location of TB infection. KGB enlargement in the mother's child at this time could be a normal immune response in the body's efforts to fight the cause of infection. But it is also possible that there is a re-infection of tuberculosis or other causes of infection regarding the GB. A rarer possibility is the presence of a KGB tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Generally, if an enlarged structure is not progressively fast, is not accompanied by pain, does not bleed easily, and is not accompanied by a decrease in the general state of the body, the tumor is most likely benign.
You should consult directly with your pediatrician, so that the doctor can see firsthand whether the KGB that is enlarged is indeed due to a normal response, whether infection, or tumor. The doctor may perform additional tests such as blood tests in the lab, CT-scan or MRI, and if necessary biopsy. While this still gives your child optimal nutrition, keep the child active.
Hope this answer helps yes. Regards.