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#1 of 6 Old 05-20-2010, 01:44 PM - Thread Starter
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My daughter has been complaining for a couple of months about her neck. She has said it is sore and she rubs the hollow directly in the middle of her neck.

This morning I rubbed on the sore spot and felt a tiny little bead, about the size of a grain of quinoa. It will move under my finger a little bit. I have never felt anything there before.

She says it hurts to eat and swallow and it is keeping her up at night. She also reports that ice cream makes it feel better although that could just be a ploy for ice cream.

I know most advice will be to rush her to the doctor but I am terrified of a malignant diagnosis because of the crazy news stories of parents being jailed and separated from their children for refusing chemo.

My daughter even said she wants to give her body a chance to heal naturally. (I am so proud of her)

What would you do? Could this be something very simple? Any thoughts of what else it could be? She still breastfeeds occasionally so I can ramp that up with no complaints from her. Thoughts? Advice? I am a wreck about this right now.

ETA: She had terrible cavities about a year ago and had two silver crowns put on (against my better judgement). I wonder if the metal in her mouth has anything to do with it.
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Could be her thyroid so I would get it checked out.

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It has been a couple of months already....I would take her to a trusted practitioner to get it checked

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I agree about the possibility of thyroid. If you take her to a HCP, you can use the diagnosis to make informed decisions about it.

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My son used to have a lot pf swollen glands and I took him in a million times worried.

If the lump is cancerous it will usually be hard and feel gritty like a rock, it will not move and will usually be painless.

Non-cancerous lumps usually move easily, feel soft and will be sore.

I also work a lot on lymph drainage, she could have a clogged lymph system. Try doing manual lymph drainage. or a homeopathic lymph cleanse. The Heel brand has some good ones.

I would have it checked out, can you go see a naturopath?



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Thanks to everyone for their answers. I agree that it sounds like the thyroid and that I should take her in. I was a little freaked at first.

It does move around easily and is soft to the touch so that is a bit of a relief to hear.

I will try to get her to a Naturopath but they are hard to find in my neck of the woods. I will also look into lymph drainage. I have not heard of that before.
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