Doctor Notes: Vaccination Agenda
I took my son to see his pediatrician for what seemed like bigger than usual lymph nodes around his groin. He also has a tiny red bump which I later found out is molluscum. He has had the "enlarged" (maybe pea size) glands for a few weeks, but is not sick. Since he is on the slender side, I've begun to wonder if they have been there for awhile, and are just now standing out more. I'm not sure. At any rate, My son's normal pediatrician wasn't in this day, so we saw the nurse, and these are the notes from our visit:
2. Molluscum contagiosum infection
-Noted with mom that these discussions all involve infectious disease and the function of the immune system. I make my observations and recommendations confidently today based on my understanding of those things, and recommend immunizations confidently from the same base of understanding. Offered mom opportunity to discuss any questions she has about specific vaccines or vaccines generally, since she's indicated intent to defer until she's had further discussion. Mom states she has no questions today. Follow up as needed.
My questions to the Motheirng community are: Do you feel these comments are appropriate, or even accurate? I feel a little offended that the entire paragraph was about vaccines, and not about what causes enlarged glands. I think she could have added more helpful information, and I feel a little insulted that this is the write-up we received from the visit.
Has anyone's toddler had glands a little enlarged in the groin area that resolved after weeks?