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A 39-year-old female asked:

is it possible to find a lymph nodes in the baby's buttock?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Wrong place to look for.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I never have: Round & nodular masses found on a babies bottom are more likely to represent an abscess or cysts of various origin. I follow these closely. If they appear inflamed or painful they may need surgical drainage. An ultrasound can define the structure more & give information that helps with diagnosis.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
I never have: Any knot like mass within the buttocks should be considered an abscess until that DX has been excluded on exam.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

How to deal with the "red buttocks" of baby.

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Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 50 years experience
See doctor: The red buttocks of baby could be due to contact of wet diaper for long time , allergy to diaper material/fabric ,or infection such as fungus or bacterial .Consult the doctor ,get your baby examined and be treated accordingly .Try to check diaper frequently ,keep the baby off the diaper for sometime for the skin get some air as it helps in healing the skin of buttocks .

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