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The pea sized lump may not necessarily be a lymph node. Is it visible?
In general, lymph nodes that are the size of a pea and are soft and moveable and haven't grown over time, are usually not of concern.
If there has been a lot of stuff going on in your sinuses and throat, lymph nodes can become more active and swollen as they try to clear up infection and fluids and then eventually go down days to weeks after the upper respiratory problems have resolved.
If the lump is visible, can you send a picture?
Thoughts on this
Lymph nodes in the neck are generally considered normal if less than 1 cm in size. However, if it is still present 4 weeks after your upper respiratory symptoms resolve, then I would advise going in to get it checked out anyway, just in case.
So - given that you currently have an upper respiratory infection, I wouldn't worry about it right now. But recheck it in a few weeks and see.
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